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"In a mixed-methods study on adoption of location-sharing social networks (LSSN), we discovered that variations in adoption and usage behavior could be explained by one's predisposition to communicate in a certain style. Specifically, we found that certain individuals prefer a communication style we call FYI (For Your Information). FYI communicators like to infer availability and to keep in touch with others without having to interact with them, which is the predominant style in current LSSN. Using structural equation modeling on a U.S. nationwide survey (N=1021), we show how the FYI communication style predicts the adoption of LSSN while also showing a negative effect on one's desire to call someone on the phone. Moreover, we find that as age increases, FYI preference significantly decreases. In a follow-on survey (N=180), we refine the FYI construct and show that it affects users' level of disclosure and participation in social media. Furthermore, we show that it completely mediates the effect of certain Big-5 personality traits on social media participation and LSSN usage. The results suggest that to cater to a wider segment of the population, LSSN (and arguably any social media) should support an active communication style."
research  article  social-media  user  motivation  psychology 
january 2014 by tsuomela
If systems were fishes we’d all something something | Notional Slurry
"But the inter­est­ing thing, to me, is that in stir­ring the pot of soci­ol­ogy, Mar­tin has wielded the same spoon I’ve been wav­ing for years in… well, what­ever the hell my “field” is. “Genetic pro­gram­ming” maybe (have I told you how much I dis­like the phrase yet today?), or machine learn­ing, or arti­fi­cial intelligence.

That is: the Spoon of Re-​​drawing Sys­tem Bound­aries to Include the User as an Inte­gral Part of the Sys­tem. [Or, as I like to call it, SpoRSyBoIUIPotS]"
systems  complexity  user  center  periphery  explanation  social-science 
june 2012 by tsuomela
Twitterpated « Hoarded Ordinaries
"For me, the appeal of Twitter doesn’t lie in its rapidity or its reach, with celebrities gathering thousands of followers who hang on every Tweeted word. For me, the appeal of Twitter lies in its enforced brevity: the fact that like a poet you are required to count and consider every character. There is a lot of disposable chitchat on Twitter–that is, after all, what the site is designed to cultivate. But in the hands of a writer, Twitter’s space constraints are invaluable, forcing the long-winded and prosaic among us to jettison every scrap of dead wood."
twitter  writing  social-media  user 
april 2012 by tsuomela
"User Interface Design patterns are recurring solutions that solve common design problems. Design patterns are standard reference points for the experienced user interface designer. "
design  computers  ux  user  usability  web-development  web-design  patterns  interface  reference 
february 2012 by tsuomela
Rocket Radio - an Article by William Gibson
"ONCE PERFECTED, communication technologies rarely die out entirely
technology  technology-adoption  user  street  adaptation  anarchy  future  prediction 
april 2011 by tsuomela
February-April 2006 Gadgets and Internet Typology | Pew Research Center's Internet
"This dataset contains questions about usage and attitudes towards Information and Communication Technologies. It served as the basis for the May 2007 "Typology of Information and Communication Technology Users", and was also used in the "Home Broadband Adoption 2006" report. This data set contains all questions asked in addition to basic demographic, internet use and broadband-at-home information."
internet  typology  user  profile  data-sources  research  2006  pew-research 
december 2010 by tsuomela

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