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A Study of the Human Flesh Search Engine: Crowd-Powered Expansion of Online Knowledge
August 2010 (vol. 43 no. 8)
pp. 45-53
Fei-Yue Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Daniel Zeng, Chinese Academy of Sciences and University of Arizona
James A. Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Qingpeng Zhang, University of Arizona
Zhuo Feng, University of Arizona
Yanqing Gao, University of Arizona
Hui Wang, National University of Defense Technology
Guanpi Lai, University of Arizona
This first comprehensive empirical study of a search function that originated in China examines its tremendous growth in recent years and its uniquely rich online/offline interactions.

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Index Terms:
Social computing, Human flesh search, Social network analysis, Blogsphere
Citation:
Fei-Yue Wang, Daniel Zeng, James A. Hendler, Qingpeng Zhang, Zhuo Feng, Yanqing Gao, Hui Wang, Guanpi Lai, "A Study of the Human Flesh Search Engine: Crowd-Powered Expansion of Online Knowledge," Computer, vol. 43, no. 8, pp. 45-53, Aug. 2010, doi:10.1109/MC.2010.216
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