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March 26-28, 2007

Observations on Failure in Blogs

Vahed Qazvinian, Abtin Rassoulian and Jafar Adibi

The capability of placing "comments" on the posts makes the blogspaces rather a complex environment. One of the interesting phenomena in blogspace is "blogger failure" when a blogger stops writing after a certain amount of time and will not return to blogspace for a long time, or when a blogger does not get any comment from her audience. In this paper we illustrate our observation on bloggers failure in a unique blogspace. First, we introduce PersianBlog blogspace briefly along with our observations of behaviors of bloggers on placing comments. Next, we will provide our definition of failure, and give a broad future research path to model failure in blogspace.


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