Numerical Representations and User Behaviour in Social Networking Sites: Towards a Multi- Theoretical Research Framework

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    Resumé

    The new technological enhancements and the accessibility to varieties of online applications, enable users to collect personal data and perform self-evaluation through test, comparison and experimentation. The sparked interest in numbers and numbers as self-representative visualisations is prominent in social networking sites, which are the empirical setting for the present study. This paper sets out to establish a multi-theoretical framework which enables the investigation of emerging phenomena of the role of numbers in social networking sites. The proposed framework rests on three theoretical pillars: self-determination theory, heuristic decision making and behavioural economics. A discussion departs from these convictions to investigate user reactions and behaviour when faced with numerical representations in the SNS.
    The new technological enhancements and the accessibility to varieties of online applications, enable users to collect personal data and perform self-evaluation through test, comparison and experimentation. The sparked interest in numbers and numbers as self-representative visualisations is prominent in social networking sites, which are the empirical setting for the present study. This paper sets out to establish a multi-theoretical framework which enables the investigation of emerging phenomena of the role of numbers in social networking sites. The proposed framework rests on three theoretical pillars: self-determination theory, heuristic decision making and behavioural economics. A discussion departs from these convictions to investigate user reactions and behaviour when faced with numerical representations in the SNS.

    Konference

    KonferenceThe 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2013
    Nummer21
    LokationUtrecht University, Utrecht Science Park 'de Uithof'
    LandHolland
    ByUtrecht
    Periode05/06/201308/06/2013
    Internetadresse
    NavnProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
    ISSN0000-0034

    Emneord

    • User Behaviour
    • Social Networking Sites
    • Numerical Representations
    • Multi-Theoretical Framework
    • Quantified Self
    • Pointification

    Citer dette

    Sjöklint, M., Constantiou, I., & Trier, M. (2013). Numerical Representations and User Behaviour in Social Networking Sites: Towards a Multi- Theoretical Research Framework. I ECIS 2013 Proceedings [Paper 167] Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
    Sjöklint, Mimmi ; Constantiou, Ioanna ; Trier, Matthias. / Numerical Representations and User Behaviour in Social Networking Sites : Towards a Multi- Theoretical Research Framework. ECIS 2013 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2013. (Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems).
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    Publikation: Kapitel i bog/rapport/konferenceprocesKonferencebidrag i proceedingsForskningpeer review

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    Sjöklint M, Constantiou I, Trier M. Numerical Representations and User Behaviour in Social Networking Sites: Towards a Multi- Theoretical Research Framework. I ECIS 2013 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). 2013. Paper 167. (Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems).