|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|350621||618454||2014||6 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• We develop taxonomy of social media websites based on user perceptions.
• We model responses based on 19 social media websites from 1686 young adults.
• Two dimensions for social media use uncovered: fun-related and content specific.
Social media is increasingly important in daily life and is an especially important social interaction mechanism for young people. Although research has been conducted evaluating user types based on motives for using social media, no such framework has been extended to social media websites. We extend previous research by evaluating the underlying structure of social media website usage motivations using a 13 item survey and evaluations from 19 different social media websites administered to 1686 young Americans. Using a multidimensional scaling approach, we uncover 2 major motive dimensions underlying social media website use: fun-related and content-specific. Based on the derived dimensions, we generate a graphical “quadrant” system for classifying social media websites and depict all 19 social media sites based on their quadrant. We propose that our quadrant system can be used by other researchers to further refine understanding of social media website usage motives.
Journal: Computers in Human Behavior - Volume 38, September 2014, Pages 136–141