ASIS&T 2014 Annual Meeting 
Seattle, WA | October 31 - November 5, 2014

 
Exploring Social Context in Mobile Information Behavior

Rafa Absar, Heather L. O'Brien, Eric T. Webster
University of British Columbia, Canada

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 10:30am


Summary

This paper reports on findings from an interview and diary study with 19 mobile searchers that examines the social context of mobile information behaviour in everyday life. We provide a broader definition of “social mobile search” as discovered from our data, and report on the differences between social and non-social mobile information behaviour. These findings provide insights into the social context on mobile information seeking and use.