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


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.