Weblogs and adopter categories

The traditional assessment of the dissemination of information assumes that people fall into adopter categories. These classes of innovativeness have become popular parts of our vernacular: innovators, early adopters, early majority, late majority and laggards. My analysis of the blogdex data has shown that webloggers do fall into such neat buckets. over the course ofContinue reading “Weblogs and adopter categories”

The illusion of diffusion

From “The illusion of diffusion in information systems research,” (requires acrobat) by Tom McMaster: “An analysis of the citations from a sample of the literature suggests that claims that diffusion research is a mature domain of study may be wildly exaggerated. This contribution provides an alternative view of diffusionism as an amalgam of pseudo-scientific justificationsContinue reading “The illusion of diffusion”