Social technologies: A six dimensions review of Genre

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Abstract

This paper is a review of literature using the six dimensions of the Genre Theory (Yates, Orlikowski and Jackson 2008) - why, what, who, where, when and how to analyze the current literature on Social Technology usage by individuals. This paper attempts to explain the types of information exchanged, reasons why people use Social Technologies, user profiles and platforms used for social networking. Key findings of this analysis such as rich information, shift in social norms, a new lingua franca, and ubiquity are elaborated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010, AMCIS 2010
Pages1137-1153
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event16th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010, AMCIS 2010 - Lima, Peru
Duration: 12 Aug 201015 Aug 2010

Conference

Conference16th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010, AMCIS 2010
CountryPeru
CityLima
Period12/08/1015/08/10

Keywords

  • Genre theory
  • New lingua franca
  • Rich information
  • Shift in social norms
  • Social technologies
  • Web 2.0

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