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Avoiding information overload: A study on individuals' use of communication tools
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
2003 (English)In: Proceedings of the Thirty-sixth annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, IEEE Computer Society , 2003Conference paper, (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Today, we are living in a so-called Information Society. People as members of this society use different kinds of communication and information technology-based tools, which provide them with a variety of ways for exchanging information. On the other hand, the use of such tools by individuals may results in problems such as information overload. By doing a qualitative study, nine groups of factors that affect people�s use of communication tools have been identified. Further, as people value these factors differently, two types of values and expectations could be identified: personal-, and shared values and expectations. This study even showed that people�s choice of communication tools works almost as a personal filtering mechanism (PFM). Thereby, by bringing the transferred information by different communication tools into the line with an individual�s values and expectations, the PFM could be used for avoiding an overload of information.

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IEEE Computer Society , 2003.
Keyword [en]
information overload, tex based communication tools
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Computer and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-1134Local ID: 713ISBN: 0-7695-1874-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-1134DiVA: diva2:26166
Available from: 2008-09-30 Created: 2008-09-30 Last updated: 2011-04-12Bibliographically approved

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