Exploring offline context and consciousness in everyday social media use

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Abstract

Much social media research has been done to understand interactions and communication on social media, while less attention has been paid to the offline contexts of social media use. How do offline contexts influence everyday social media use? This paper presents an interview study with a focus on Chinese citizens’ use of social media in everyday activities. The study found that informants’ use of social media and attention on social media was intricately related to their offline social and physical contexts, as well as their varying levels of consciousness. The work draws on activity theory to analyze the interplay between informants’ consciousness, everyday social media use, and offline contexts. Implications for design and social media research are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2017 - 16th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsRegina Bernhaupt, Marco Winckler, Jacki O'Neill, Girish Dalvi, Anirudha Joshi, Devanuj K. Balkrishan
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages126-135
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319680583
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event16th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2017 - Mumbai, India
Duration: Sep 25 2017Sep 29 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10516 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference16th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2017
CountryIndia
CityMumbai
Period9/25/179/29/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Kou, Y. (2017). Exploring offline context and consciousness in everyday social media use. In R. Bernhaupt, M. Winckler, J. O'Neill, G. Dalvi, A. Joshi, & D. K. Balkrishan (Eds.), Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2017 - 16th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings (pp. 126-135). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10516 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68059-0_8