The anthrax scare and the Web: A content analysis of Web pages linking to resources on anthrax

@article{BarIlan2005TheAS,
  title={The anthrax scare and the Web: A content analysis of Web pages linking to resources on anthrax},
  author={Judit Bar-Ilan and Ana Echermane},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={63},
  pages={443-462}
}
The purpose of this study was to develop a method for characterizing the page and linking patterns related to dramatic events on the Web. As a specific case, we characterized Web pages linking to the set of pages on anthrax indexed by the Yahoo directory (generally acknowledged as a high quality directory). The sample of Web pages was collected shortly after anthrax became a matter of widespread concern (November 2001). The findings show that at that time the “typical' source page… CONTINUE READING
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