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Gathering information in online communities: what is the key to success?
conference contributionposted on 2023-05-23, 03:59 authored by Lueg, C
When investigating information sharing activities in online travel communities we found that the benefit of querying topically related online communities as part of the search process may go well beyond the provision of up-to-date or "complete" information. In particular, we argue that one of the main benefits of approaching an online community for information is the resulting interactive process that helps the user clarify his or her information needs. Conceptualizing this process as mediated interaction rather than traditional information retrieval suggests to investigate further the specific characteristics of such processes and to explore ways to enable, sustain and support them.
Publication titleProceedings of International Symposium for Information Science
EditorsA Obwald, M Stempfhuber, C Wolff (Hg.)
Department/SchoolSchool of Information and Communication Technology
PublisherUVK Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
Place of publicationKonstanz, Germany
Event titleISI: Internationales Symposium for Informationswissenschaft
Event VenueCologne, Germany
Date of Event (Start Date)2007-05-30
Date of Event (End Date)2007-06-01
Rights statementCopyright 2007 the Authors