[Air-L] Motivations for status updating

Michael Conover midconov at indiana.edu
Tue Feb 1 09:33:57 PST 2011

Golder et al: Tweet, tweet, retweet: Conversational aspects of retweeting on

Java, et al. Why we twitter: understanding microblogging usage and

Marwick, et al. I Tweet Honestly, I Tweet Passionately: Twitter Users,
Context Collapse, and the Imagined Audience

Naaman, et al. Is it really about me?: message content in social awareness

Honeycutt, et al. Beyond microblogging: Conversation and collaboration via

Danah Boyd does a lot of work in this area.


Hope this helps ..

Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research
School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 5:19 AM, Nicholas John <nikjohn at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Colleagues
> There's quite a nicely developed literature on the motivations behind
> contributing to Wikipedia and peer-produced software (e.g. Linux), but I
> wonder if there are notable studies on the motivations for updating
> statuses
> in Facebook and Twitter.
> References would be welcome.
> Thanks in advance
> Nicholas
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