Social Media in IS Literature

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    The phenomenon of ‘digital living’ is to a high extent influenced by the introduction of new media into society. Especially, social media are affecting the digital world of today and are setting the agenda for social connectedness in private, public and commercial networks. Based in an initial desire to explore a research agenda for the workings of social media in network structures a look into the literature on social media within the field of Information Systems sparked an interest in exploring a new research perspective for social media. Reviewing the IS literature it is apparent that the perspective of the ‘media’ as an artifact of social media has been neglected in existing literature. Based in this, this paper proposes research possibilities for investigating the ‘media’ of social media as well as some theoretical considerations that could aid the investigation. Finally, potential outcomes of pursuing the possible research area are outlined.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings IRIS36
    EditorsTone Bratteteig, Margunn Aanestad, Espen Skorve
    Number of pages13
    Place of PublicationOslo
    PublisherDepartment of Informatics. University of Oslo
    Publication date2013
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventThe 36th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia. IRIS 2013 - Sanner Hotell, Gran, Norway
    Duration: 11 Aug 201314 Aug 2013
    Conference number: 36


    SeminarThe 36th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia. IRIS 2013
    LocationSanner Hotell
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