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

  • Adrien Joly Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France
  • Pierre Maret Universite de Lyon, Laboratoire Hubert Curien, UMR CNRS 5516, F-42000 Saint-Etienne
  • Johann Daigremont Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France
Keywords: information overload, microblogging, twitter, filtering, attention, disruption

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Adrien Joly, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France
Adrien JOLY is a PhD candidate researching on Ambient Awareness / Context-Aware Social Networks for the Social Communications department of Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France, in collaboration with CNRS-affiliated laboratories of University of Lyon (LIRIS / LaHC), and under supervision of Pr. Pierre MARET. He received a Master Degree of Computer Science from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA-LYON, France) in 2006. He partly achieved this degree during a one-year exchange program in Queensland University of Technology (Australia), under the supervision of Dr. Dian TJONDRONEGORO.
Pierre Maret, Universite de Lyon, Laboratoire Hubert Curien, UMR CNRS 5516, F-42000 Saint-Etienne
Pierre MARET is a professor in Computer Sciences in the CNRS-LaHC Laboratory, University of Lyon, France.
Johann Daigremont, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France
Johann DAIGREMONT is the head of the Social Communications department of Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France.
Published
2010-11-03
How to Cite
Joly, A., Maret, P., & Daigremont, J. (2010). Between social awareness and productivity: Results of a survey about real-time microblogging. First Monday, 15(11). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v15i11.3125