Numerical Representations and User Behaviour in Social Networking Sites

Towards a Multi- Theoretical Research Framework

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationECIS 2013 Proceedings
    Number of pages12
    Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    Publication date2013
    Article numberPaper 167
    ISBN (Print)9783834924421
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventThe 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2013 - Utrecht University, Utrecht Science Park 'de Uithof', Utrecht, Netherlands
    Duration: 5 Jun 20138 Jun 2013
    Conference number: 21
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    Conference

    ConferenceThe 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2013
    Number21
    LocationUtrecht University, Utrecht Science Park 'de Uithof'
    CountryNetherlands
    CityUtrecht
    Period05/06/201308/06/2013
    Internet address
    SeriesProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
    ISSN0000-0034

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    Sjöklint, M., Constantiou, I., & Trier, M. (2013). Numerical Representations and User Behaviour in Social Networking Sites: Towards a Multi- Theoretical Research Framework. In 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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    Sjöklint, M, Constantiou, I & Trier, M 2013, Numerical Representations and User Behaviour in Social Networking Sites: Towards a Multi- Theoretical Research Framework. in ECIS 2013 Proceedings., Paper 167, Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), Atlanta, GA, Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems, Utrecht, Netherlands, 05/06/2013.

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    ECIS 2013 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2013. Paper 167 (Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems).

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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. In ECIS 2013 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). 2013. Paper 167. (Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems).