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Social Media Use and Usage

Social Media use and usage

Kaja Joanna Fietkiewicz

The Social Web has brought forward several new types of collaborative services and user generated content. How do Social Media, like blogs, social networks, sharing services, social bookmarking or wikis change the way we share information (privately or at work) and interact on the Web?


Scheibe, K., Philipps, J., Schaffarczyk, L., Nikolic, J., & Stock, W. G. (2018). A Sentiment Analysis on Miley Cyrus' Instagram Accounts. In Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Social Media (ECSM 2018), Limerick, Ireland (pp. 274-282). Reading, UK: Academic Conferences and Publishing Limited.

Zimmer, F., & Reich, A. (2018). What is Truth? Fake News and Their Uncovering by the Audience. In 5th European Conference on Social Media, 21-22 June 2018, Limerick, Ireland (pp. 374-381). Reading, UK: Academic Conferences and Publishing.

Zimmer, F., Akyürek, H., Gelfart, D., Mariami, H., Scheibe, K., Stodden, R., Fietkiewicz, K. J., & Stock, W. G. (2018). An evaluation of the social news aggregator Reddit. In 5th European Conference on Social Media, 21-22 June 2018, Limerick, Ireland (pp. 364-373). Reading, UK: Academic Conferences and Publishing.

Ciftci, T., Gashi, L., Hoffmann, R., Bahr, D., Ilhan, A., & Fietkiewicz, K. J. (2017). Hate speech on Facebook. In: A. Skaržauskienė, & N. Gudelienė (Eds.), ECSM 2017 Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Social Media Research (pp. 425-433). Sonning Common, UK: Academia Conferences and Publishing International.

Lins, E., Fietkiewicz, K. J., & Lutz, E. (in press). Effects of impression management tactics on crowdfunding success. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing.

Fietkiewicz, K. J., Hoffmann, C., & Lins, E. (in press). Find the perfect match: The interplay among Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn on crowdfunding success. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business.

Fietkiewicz, K. J. (2017). Jumping the digital divide: How do "silver surfers" and "digital immigrants" use social media? Networking Knowledge, 10(1), 5-26.

Dorsch, I., Zimmer, F., & Stock, W. G. (2017). Image indexing through hashtags in Instagram. In 80th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science & Technology, Washington, DC, Oct. 27 – Nov. 1, 2017 (pp. 658-659).

Ilhan, A., & Dorsch, I. (2017). Alcohol, sex and smoking: Adolescents on Facebook and their self-presentation behavior. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Library and Information Science (LIS) (pp. 62-81). Taipeh, Taiwan: International Business Academics Consortium.

Dorsch, I., & Ilhan, A. (2016). Photo Publication Behavior of Adolescents on Facebook. In K. Knautz, & K. S. Baran (Eds.), Facets of Facebook: Use and Users (pp. 45-71). Berlin, Germany, Boston, MA: De Gruyter Saur. (Knowledge & Information. Studies in Information Science).

Fietkiewicz, K. J., Baran, K. S., Lins, E., & Stock, W. G. (2016). Other times, other manners: How do different generations use social media? In 2016 Hawaii University International Conferences. Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences & Education, January 8-11, 2016, Honolulu, Hawaii, Proceedings (pp. 1-17). Honolulu, HI: Hawaii University.

Lins, E., Fietkiewicz, K. J., & Lutz, E. (2016). How to convince the crowd: An impression management approach. In Proceedings of the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 3505-3514). Washington, DC: IEEE Computer Society.

Fietkiewicz, K. J., Lins, E., Baran, K. S., & Stock, W. S. (2016). Inter-generational comparison of social media use: Investigating the online behavior of different generational cohorts. In Proceedings of the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 3829-3838). Washington, DC: IEEE Computer Society.

Gust von Loh, S., & Peters, I. (2011). Erfolgsfaktoren bei der Einführung von Social Software in Unternehmen. In R. Maier (ed.), Proceedings of the 6th Conference on Professional Knowledge Management (Lecture Notes in Informatics 182), Innsbruck, Österreich (pp. 77-87). Bonn: Köllen Druck + Verlag. 

Weller, K., Dornstädter, R., Freimanis, R., Klein, Raphael N., Perez, M. (2011). Social Software in Forschung und Lehre. Drei Studien zum Einsatz von Web 2.0 Diensten. In Silke Schomburg, Claus Leggewie, Henning Lobin und Cornelius Puschmann (Eds.): Digitale Wissenschaft: Stand und Entwicklung digital vernetzter Forschung in Deutschland (pp. 89-97). HBZ: Köln. 

Heck, Tamara: Der effektive Einsatz von Social Media in Unternehmen - Laufende Forschungsprojekte der Düsseldorfer Informationswissenschaft. Fachbeitrag im scm Newsletter, Ausgabe 02/2011. Newsletter anlässlich der K2/scm.  Social Media Tagung in Düsseldorf.

Peters, I., Puschmann, C., Trkulja, V., & Weller, K. (Eds.) (2010). Social Software @ Work. Collaborative Work, Communication and Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice. Proceedings of the 1st Interdisciplinary Workshop of the Heinrich-Heine-University. Düsseldorf, Germany, September 28th and 29th, 2009. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Vol. 591, 

Klein, R.N., Beutelspacher, L., Hauk, K., Terp, C., Anuschewski, D., Zensen, C., Trkulja, V., & Weller, K. (2009): Informationskompetenz in Zeiten des Web 2.0. - Chancen und Herausforderungen im Umgang mit Social Software. Information - Wissenschaft und Praxis, 60 (3), 129-142. 

Weller, K., Mainz, D., Mainz, I., & Paulsen, I. (2007). Wissenschaft 2.0? Social Software im Einsatz für die Wissenschaft. In M. Ockenfeld (Ed.), Information in Wissenschaft, Bildung und Wirtschaft. Proceedings der 29. Online-Tagung der DGI, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (pp. 121–136). Frankfurt am Main: DGI. 

Peters, I., & Stock, W. (2007). Web 2.0 im Unternehmen. Wissensmanagement, 4, 22–25. 

Peters, I. (2007). Folksonomies im Web 2.0. Password, 5, 10–11. 

Peters, I., & Stock, W. (2006). Corporate Blogs im Wissensmanagement, 6, 40–41.  

Peters, I. (2006).Inhaltserschließung von Blogs und Podcasts im betrieblichen Wissensmanagement. In M. Ockenfeld (Ed.), Content. Proceedings der 28. Online Tagung der DGI, Frankfurt a.M., Germany (pp. 143–151). Frankfurt am Main: DGI.

Further Publications

A monthly column on „Social Media“ is authored by Isabella Peters, Katrin
Weller, and Violeta Trkulja and published in the German journal Password.
More information

Social Web & Web Science: The DGI-conference blog is available here.

The conference proceedings of the conference „Social Software@Work“ are
available here.

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