Between social awareness and productivity: Results of a survey about real-time microblogging

Adrien Joly, Pierre Maret, Johann Daigremont


In April 2010, we conducted a survey towards 256 users of real-time microblogging platforms, mostly Twitter users, in order to analyze the usage of those platforms and evaluate the induced cognitive impact. In this article, after reporting and discussing the results of this survey, we identify opportunities for improvement towards reducing information overload and frequent disruptions. Then, we propose a novel approach for filtering status updates from real-time microblogging platforms, based on contextual relevance between their authors.


information overload; microblogging; twitter; filtering; attention; disruption

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