Influence of Wikipedia in the Arabic Language Blogosphere

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Influence of Wikipedia in the Arabic Language Blogosphere

  1. 1. Influence of Wikipedia in Arabic language Blogosphere Andrew Lih, associate professor American University 2014 Diagrams courtesy of John Kelly, Morningside Analytics
  2. 2. Arabic blogosphere Saudi Arabia Syria Levant Kuwait Egypt Brotherhood secular reform Images courtesy: Morningside Analytics Circle size reflects blog traffic, and distance between circles indicate affinity or cross-linking
  3. 3. Images courtesy: Morningside Analytics Watchdog site linked to by Egyptian bloggers
  4. 4. Images courtesy: Morningside Analytics NYT referred to largely by Lebanese and Kuwaiti bloggers with Western ties
  5. 5. Images courtesy: Morningside Analytics Only news site widely linked to across ideological spectrum
  6. 6. Images courtesy: Morningside Analytics Wikipedia is the only other knowledge site widely referred to across ideological spectrum

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