Internet Research: Volume 30 Issue 5


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Social network technology (SNT) as a tool and a social actor: from self-verification to SNT use

Jinyoung Min, Youngjin Yoo, Hyeyoung Hah, Heeseok Lee

Rather than viewing social network technology (SNT) as a mere tool to access a networked audience, we emphasize its role as both a means and a social actor to help verify people’s…

Unravelling the relationship between response time and user experience in mobile applications

Mengli Yu, Ronggang Zhou, Zhao Cai, Chee-Wee Tan, Huiwen Wang

This study examines the impact of response time on user experience for mobile applications and considers the moderating influence of gender and network environment on this…


The role of abusive supervision and organizational commitment on employees' information security policy noncompliance intention

Bowen Guan, Carol Hsu

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the association between abusive supervision and employees' information security policy (ISP) noncompliance intention, building on…


“Empathy machine”: how virtual reality affects human rights attitudes

Mila Bujić, Mikko Salminen, Joseph Macey, Juho Hamari

This study aims to investigate how media content consumed through immersive technology may evoke changes in human rights attitudes. It has been proposed that our inability to…


Dealing with social networking site addiction: a cognitive-affective model of discontinuance decisions

Isaac Vaghefi, Hamed Qahri-Saremi, Ofir Turel

Extant research has shown the prevalence of social networking site (SNS) addiction and provided evidence for its negative consequences. Given such consequences, it is conceivable…


Exploring information avoidance intention of social media users: a cognition–affect–conation perspective

Bao Dai, Ahsan Ali, Hongwei Wang

Grounded on the cognition–affect–conation (C–A–C) framework, this study aims to explore how perceived information overload affects the information avoidance intention of social…


Why future friends matter: impact of expectancy of relational growth on online gamer loyalty

Gen-Yih Liao, Tzu-Ling Huang, T.C.E. Cheng, Ching-I Teng

Relational cohesion theory posits that relational cohesion helps build relationships among communication partners, implying that users would expect a growth in relations or making…


Managing technology innovation paradoxes through multi-level ambidexterity capabilities

Taohua Ouyang, Xin Cao, Jun Wang, Sixuan Zhang

In this study, the authors aim to address the following two research questions: (1) How do technology innovation paradoxes manifest themselves in technological changes? (2) How do…

Dual decision-making with discontinuance and acceptance of information technology: the case of cloud computing

Yiyang Bian, Lele Kang, J. Leon Zhao

The purpose of this paper is to investigate organizational information technology (IT) deployment from a dual decision-making perspective. This study builds on rational choice…


Viral misinformation and echo chambers: the diffusion of rumors about genetically modified organisms on social media

Xiaohui Wang, Yunya Song

The spread of rumors on social media has caused increasing concerns about an under-informed or even misinformed public when it comes to scientific issues. However, researchers…


Effect of marketing messages and consumer engagement on economic performance: evidence from Weibo

Jia Chen, Gang Kou, Yi Peng, Xiangrui Chao, Feng Xiao, Fawaz E. Alsaadi

Social media commerce provides a convenient way for users to share information and interact with each other. Few studies, however, have examined the effect of marketing messages…


Impact of O2O platform multihoming and vertical integration on performance of local service firms – a quantile regression approach

Xing Wan, Nianxin Wang, Ben Shaw-Ching Liu

This study takes the cinema industry as the research context and investigates the impact of online to offline (O2O) platforms on cinemas' performance. Specifically, the purposes…

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