The Journal of Web Science

Web Science embraces the study of the Web as a vast information network of people and communities. It also includes the study of people and communities by using the digital records of user activity mediated by the Web. An understanding of human behavior and social interaction can contribute to our understanding of the Web, and data obtained from the Web can contribute to our understanding of human behavior and social interaction. Accordingly, Web Science involves analysis and design of Web architecture and applications, as well as studies of the people, organizations, and policies that shape and are shaped by the Web.

To address these diverse goals, The Journal of Web Science is inherently interdisciplinary, integrating computer and information sciences, communication, linguistics, sociology, psychology, economics, law, political science, and other disciplines.

The Journal of Web Science is unique in the manner in which it brings these disciplines together in creative and critical dialogue. We therefore invite research papers describing original research from all the above disciplines, as well as those that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries.

In order to best serve the community, The Journal of Web Science will provide immediate open access to its content. Accepted papers will be published online immediately upon acceptance. The copyright of the published articles stays with the authors. It is free for authors as well as for readers. Final Versions are published at the Now Publishers Journal Homepage.

Vol 3, No 1 (2017)

Table of Contents


It’s All About Information? The Following Behaviour of Professors and PhD Students in Computer Science on Twitter Published version
Stephanie Linek, Asmelash Teka Hadgu, Christian Pieter Hoffmann, Robert Jäschke, Cornelius Puschmann
Spreading One's Tweets: How Can Journalists Gain Attention for their Tweeted News? Published version
Claudia Orellana-Rodriguez, Derek Greene, Mark T. Keane
Multi-Cultural Interlinking of Web Taxonomies with ACROSS PREPRINT
Natalia Boldyrev, Marc Spaniol, Gerhard Weikum
Predicting Online Islamophopic Behavior after #ParisAttacks PREPRINT
Kareem Darwish, Walid Magdy, Afshin Rahimi, Timothy Baldwin, Norah Abokhodair
Identity Assurance in the UK: technical implementation and legal implications under the eIDAS Regulation Published version
Niko Tsakalakis, Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon, Kieron O'Hara
A Content-Linking-Context Model for Automatic Assessment of Web Resources in “Notice-and-take-down” Procedures PREPRINT
Pei Zhang, Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon, Lester Gilbert
Pro-Environmental Campaigns via Social Media: Analysing Awareness and Behaviour Patterns PREPRINT
Miriam Fernandez, Lara Piccolo, Harith Alani, Diana Maynard, Christop Meili, Meia Wippoo
Towards Understanding the Consumption of Video-Ads on YouTube PREPRINT
Mariana Arantes, Flavio Figueiredo, Jussara M. Almeida
Privacy and Social Media Use in the Arabian Gulf: Saudi Arabian & Qatari Traditional Values in the Digital World PREPRINT
Norah Abokhodair, Sofiane Abbar, Sarah Vieweg, Yelena Mejova
Exploring the Relationship between User Activities and Profile Images on Twitter through Machine Learning Techniques PREPRINT
Tomu Tominaga, Yoshinori Hijikata