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What happens offline stays offline? Examining sustainability of a hybrid social system

Farzan, R and Lu, D and Lin, YR (2016) What happens offline stays offline? Examining sustainability of a hybrid social system. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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The emergence of social Web has gone beyond connecting people and documents online to further connecting people, places, and artifacts both online and offline. A variety of online platforms with the specific goal of supporting offline connections have been attracting the attention of practitioners and users of social Web systems. Such hybrid platforms have been shown to contribute to online and offline prosperity of connections and engagements of people. In this work, we present a study of hybrid social Web systems in terms of factors contributing to their sustainability. Our results suggests that emphasis on online interactions and online representation of offline activities can lead to higher level of sustainability. Based on our results, we provide a set of design guidelines to address the challenges of sustaining user activities in hybrid social Web systems.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Farzan, Rrfarzan@pitt.eduRFARZAN
Lu, D
Lin, YRYURULIN@pitt.eduYURULIN0000-0002-8497-3015
Date: 10 July 2016
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: HT 2016 - Proceedings of the 27th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media
Page Range: 261 - 266
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1145/2914586.2914625
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781450342476
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2017 15:02
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2021 15:55


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