Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Exploring Awareness
University West, Department of Economics and Informatics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8847-9559
2000 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000.
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-2649OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-2649DiVA, id: diva2:349274
Conference
IRIS23
Available from: 2010-09-06 Created: 2010-09-06 Last updated: 2015-02-03Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Exploring the relationship between awareness information and user activities online
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring the relationship between awareness information and user activities online
2010 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis contributes to the domain of awareness information. Awareness information can be viewed as a fundamental building-block of social media, visualizing people and their activities in an online setting. With life becoming more and more influenced by social media such as Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Linkedin and Digg, it becomes important for designers of social media to have an understanding of how users respond to awareness information. An online gallery of pictures was developed and equipped with a chat and a basic awareness information system. Usage data was collected by the system and analyzed combining qualitative as well as quantitative approaches aiming to explore the influence awareness information have on the usage of the system. The analysis reveals that awareness information is a powerful tool triggering social behaviour. It is, at the same time, challenging to implement in a way that it provides a sound environment for social interaction. This was manifested by co-present users both stayed longer in the system and also was inclined to take a different path through the gallery than the solitary user. However, the interaction that took place in the gallery was characterized by frequent conversational break-downs and irritation among users. Results indicate that this is, in part, due to the lack of built-in social norms guiding users in their activities in the system. Subsequently, it is important to facilitate the creation, recreation and reinforcement of social norms when designing social systems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gohthenburg: University of Gothenburg, Department of Applied Information Technology, 2010. p. 25
Series
Papers in Informatics, ISSN 1400-7428 ; 13
Keywords
Social media, awareness information, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Socila interaction
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-2652 (URN)978-91-633-6518-8 (ISBN)
Presentation
2010-04-23, Von Neuman, IT-universitetet, Göteborg, 13:15 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2010-10-14 Created: 2010-09-06 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Authority records BETA

Nilsson, Stefan

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Nilsson, Stefan
By organisation
Department of Economics and Informatics
Information Systems, Social aspects

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 71 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf