IT professionals' use a microblogs : a study of their information behaviours and information experience on Twitter

Talip, Bazilah A. (2016) IT professionals' use a microblogs : a study of their information behaviours and information experience on Twitter. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis is a study of IT professional’s use of the microblog Twitter. The study shows that, Twitter is more useful for IT experts to connect, communicate and sharing information. Furthermore, the results gave the researcher an overview on the information behaviour and information experience on Twitter, where co-experience occurs by choice rather than by chance. Twitter is not only used for information-seeking and information-sharing, but it is also used as an information ground where the users meet and socialise with others.

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ID Code: 98963
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Watson, Jason, Edwards, Sylvia L., & Lakshminarayanan, Bhuva
Keywords: social media study, IT professionals, human information behaviours, information experience, co-experience, grounded theory analysis, online ethnography, internet ethnography, community of practice, Twitter
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 12 Oct 2016 01:22
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 01:22

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