The Blogosphere as Oeuvre: Individual and Collective Influence on Bloggers

Hendrik Kalb, Matthias Trier

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    Blogging has often been described as writing an online diary but, nowadays, it is more diverse and a considerable amount of blogs forms a common interconnected resource – the blogosphere – with comprehensive societal impact. While various studies have inquired social-psychological influences
    on the intention to contribute to an individual blog, the perceptions related to creating such a common valuable good have not yet been focussed. Therefore, we introduce a new construct – the oeuvre of blogging – to better account for the notion of the blogosphere as a collective outcome.
    Furthermore, we propose a research model to inquire the influence of individual and collective beliefs on the oeuvre in comparison to short-term blogging activity. We conducted an online survey with 509 international distributed bloggers to test our model. The results of our study provide support for the importance of an oeuvre construct to explain influences on bloggers and blogging
    TitelECIS 2012 Proceedings
    RedaktørerJan Pries-Heje, Mike Chiasson, Jonathan Wareham, Xavier Busquets, Josep Valor , Sandra Seiber
    Antal sider12
    UdgivelsesstedAtlanta, GA
    ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    KapitelPaper 110
    ISBN (Elektronisk)9788488971548
    StatusUdgivet - 2012
    BegivenhedThe 20th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2012 - Eade Business School, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spanien
    Varighed: 10 jun. 201213 jun. 2012
    Konferencens nummer: 20


    KonferenceThe 20th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2012
    LokationEade Business School, Ramon Llull University
    NavnProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems


    • Blog
    • Blogosphere
    • Collective benefit
    • PLS
    • Knowledge sharing