Everyday life information experiences in Twitter: a grounded theory

Miller, Faye and Davis, Kate and Partridge, Helen (2019) Everyday life information experiences in Twitter: a grounded theory. Information Research, 24 (2):824.

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Introduction. This paper presents the findings from a project that investigated people's everyday life information experiences on Twitter. Method. The project employed constructivist grounded theory methodology, which emphasizes personal, subjective meaning-making or construction of reality. Eleven people from Boston, Massachusetts participated in the study. Each person participated in two in-depth interviews. Analysis. The study used the methods of constant comparison to create codes and categories towards constructing a new substantive model of information experiences on Twitter in the context of everyday life. Results. The substantive model constructed consists of twelve categories: Being aware of audiences; making sense of uncertainty; being part of a community; conversing freely; observing the world; having instant sources; being humorous; documenting life moments; being dependent; self-regulating; broadening horizons; and valuing diverse voices. Conclusion. A conceptual model of people's everyday life experiences on Twitter was developed from an innovative information experience lens. The model can be used to inform research and design, and to lead to better digital, social and personal outcomes related to social media.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Academic Division - Education Portfolio (1 Jan 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Academic Division - Office for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (1 Jan 2018 - 13 Apr 2021)
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2022 23:21
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2022 01:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: information experiences, social media, twitter
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080703 Human Information Behaviour
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4610 Library and information studies > 461002 Human information behaviour
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48920

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