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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2016, Vol. 32 Issue (6): 63-72    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2016.06.08
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Content Using Behavior of Academic Social Network System: Case Study of Popular Blogs from
Wang Yuefen(),Jia Xinlu,Fu Zhu
School of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China
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[Objective] This paper examines the content using behavior of an academic social network system. [Methods] First, we collected popular blog posts from Second, we classified these contents by their features. Finally, the user-content relationship and content contributors’ characteristics were explored with the help of analysis of variance and co-relation tests. [Results] We found that users were more interested in the posts exchanging opinion, as well as those sharing teaching and research experience. Meanwhile, there was a significant correlation between the number of comments and recommendations most posts received. [Limitations] We studied one academic social network system in Chinese and only analyzed its users’ reading behaviors. More research is needed to investigate other behaviors. [Conclusions] Many users exchange views on the academic social network system. These readers are more likely to recommend posts with their own comments to others.

Key wordsScholarly communication      User-generated contents      Users behaviors      Academic social networking     
Received: 14 January 2016      Published: 18 July 2016

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Wang Yuefen,Jia Xinlu,Fu Zhu. Content Using Behavior of Academic Social Network System: Case Study of Popular Blogs from New Technology of Library and Information Service, 2016, 32(6): 63-72.

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