The Blogosphere as Oeuvre: Individual and Collective Influence on Bloggers

Hendrik Kalb, Matthias Trier

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    Abstract

    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
    EventThe 20th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2012 - Eade Business School, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain
    Duration: 10 Jun 201213 Jun 2012
    Conference number: 20
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    Conference

    ConferenceThe 20th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2012
    Number20
    LocationEade Business School, Ramon Llull University
    CountrySpain
    CityBarcelona
    Period10/06/201213/06/2012
    Internet address
    SeriesProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
    ISSN0000-0034

    Cite this

    Kalb, H., & Trier, M. (2012). The Blogosphere as Oeuvre: Individual and Collective Influence on Bloggers. In J. Pries-Heje, M. Chiasson, J. Wareham, X. Busquets, J. Valor , & S. Seiber (Eds.), ECIS 2012 Proceedings Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems http://aisel.aisnet.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1109&context=ecis2012