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
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationECIS 2012 Proceedings
    EditorsJan Pries-Heje, Mike Chiasson, Jonathan Wareham, Xavier Busquets, Josep Valor , Sandra Seiber
    Number of pages12
    Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    Publication date2012
    ChapterPaper 110
    ISBN (Electronic)9788488971548
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event20th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2012 - Eade Business School, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain
    Duration: 10 Jun 201213 Jun 2012
    Conference number: 20


    Conference20th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2012
    LocationEade Business School, Ramon Llull University
    Internet address
    SeriesProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems

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