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2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2007)
Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 3, 2007 to Jan. 6, 2007
ISSN: 1530-1605
ISBN: 0-7695-2755-8
pp: 79c
Irene Ramos-Vielba , Indiana University, Bloomington
John C. Paolillo , Indiana University, Bloomington
Elijah Wright , Indiana University, Bloomington
Susan C. Herring , Indiana University, Bloomington
Sharon Stoerger , Indiana University, Bloomington
Inna Kouper , Indiana University, Bloomington
Benjamin Clark , Indiana University, Bloomington
Lois Ann Scheidt , Indiana University, Bloomington
Language use in 1,000 randomly-selected and 5,025 crawled LiveJournals was analyzed in order to determine the overall language demographics, the robustness of four non-English language networks (Russian, Portuguese, Finnish, and Japanese), and the characteristics of individuals who bridge between different languages on The findings reveal that English dominates globally but not locally, network robustness is determined mostly by population size, and journals that bridge between languages are written by multicultural, multilingual individuals, or else they have broadly accessible content. Implications of these findings for cross-cultural conversation via blogs are considered.
Irene Ramos-Vielba, John C. Paolillo, Elijah Wright, Susan C. Herring, Sharon Stoerger, Inna Kouper, Benjamin Clark, Lois Ann Scheidt, "Language Networks on LiveJournal", 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, vol. 00, no. , pp. 79c, 2007, doi:10.1109/HICSS.2007.320
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