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Unpacking Social Media to explore professionals work practice
University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production System. (LINA)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0086-9067
University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design. (LINA)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6636-055X
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of IRIS39, Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, Ljungskile, August 7-10, 2016 / [ed] Pareto, Lena, Svensson, Lars, Lundin, Johan, Lundh Snis, Ulrika Lundh Snis, 2016, 1-14 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Organizations are inspired by the massive social media use in the private domain and try to filter interactions and knowledge sharing in socialmedia also for professional purposes. Even if the interest in social media isstrong in the private domain, the use is far less widespread in organizations. The trajectory of traditional information spread through web platforms into use of new and open social media platforms stresses organization's and professionals to enrich user-generated content and take part in and enhance social networking. This study explore how social media is used in organizations and how professionals´ practice is challenged by use of social media of reaching out, sharing knowledge and interaction with target groups. Through illustration of two research cases; municipality-citizens' interactions and university-industry collaborations, three affordances of social media practice are emerging; incentives, perceptions and openness, where social media is constituted as the boundary object

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2016. 1-14 p.
Keyword [en]
Social media practice, affordances, boundary object, e-learning, municipality, higher education
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Pedagogy Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics; Work Integrated Learning
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10383ISBN: 978-91-87531-38-5 (USB)OAI: diva2:1059210
IRIS39, Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, Ljungskile, August 7-10, 2016
Available from: 2016-12-22 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2017-01-12Bibliographically approved

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