Social media as online information grounds : a preliminary conceptual framework

Narayan, Bhuva, Talip, Bazilah A., Watson, Jason, & Edwards, Sylvia (2013) Social media as online information grounds : a preliminary conceptual framework. Lecture Notes in Computer Science : Digital Libraries: Social Media and Community Networks, 8279, pp. 127-131.

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Abstract

Researchers are increasingly grappling with ways of theorizing social media and its use. This review essay proposes that the theory of Information Grounds (IG) may provide a valuable lens for understanding how social media fosters collaboration and social engagement among information professionals. The paper presents literature that helps us understand how social media can be seen as IG, and maps the characteristics of social media to the seven propositions of IG theory. This work is part of a wider study investigating the ways in which Information Technology (IT) professionals experience social media.

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ID Code: 72813
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: 15th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, ICADL 2013, Bangalore, India, December 9-11, 2013. Proceedings
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Keywords: Social media use, information professionals, IT professionals, information grounds theory, collaboration, social networking, Twitter study
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-03599-4_15
ISBN: 978-3-319-03599-4
ISSN: 1611-3349
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Global Information Systems (080606)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Human Information Behaviour (080703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Organisation of Information and Knowledge Resources (080707)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Copyright Statement: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03599-4_15
Deposited On: 15 Jun 2014 22:56
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2014 11:31

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