Internet Research: Volume 31 Issue 4


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Social media platforms and sleep problems: a systematic literature review, synthesis and framework for future research

Puneet Kaur, Amandeep Dhir, Amal Khalifa Alkhalifa, Anushree Tandon

This study is a systematic literature review (SLR) on prior research examining the impact of the nocturnal use of social media platforms on a user's sleep, its dimensions and its…


We-intention to continue playing mobile multiplayer games: the role of social play habit

Mengjun Li, Ayoung Suh

The purpose of this study is to develop and test a theoretical model that accounts for an individual's we-intention to continue playing a mobile multiplayer game.


Participation in community-based free/libre open source software development tasks: the impact of task characteristics

Kangning Wei, Kevin Crowston, U. Yeliz Eseryel

This paper explores how task characteristics in terms of trigger type and task topic influence individual participation in community-based free/libre open source software (FLOSS…

A review of enterprise social media: visualization of landscape and evolution

Yongfang Li, Si Shi, Yuliang Wu, Yang Chen

The purpose of this review is to systematically understand the development of enterprise social media (ESM) research, quantitatively analyze the landscape and track the…


Understanding the influence of professional status and service feedback on patients' doctor choice in online healthcare markets

Hualong Yang, Helen S. Du, Wei Shang

Despite the prevalent use of professional status and service feedback in online healthcare markets, the potential interaction relationship between two types of information is…

Understanding individuals' engagement and continuance intention of MOOCs: the effect of interactivity and the role of gender

Zhen Shao, Kuanchin Chen

This study aims to examine how three perceived interactivity attributes of massive open online courses (MOOCs), namely, perceived active control, perceived synchronicity and…


“Who should I grant access to my post?”: Identifying the most suitable privacy decisions on online social networks

Jose Alemany, Elena Del Val, Ana María García-Fornes

Online social networks (OSNs) provide users with mechanisms such as social circles and individual selection to define the audiences (i.e., privacy policy) of the shared…

Citizen engagement in co-creation of e-government services: a process theory view from a meta-synthesis approach

Anupriya Khan, Satish Krishnan

The purpose of this study is to develop an in-depth understanding of the overall process of facilitating co-creation of e-government services, focusing on the government's role in…


Understanding automated conversational agent as a decision aid: matching agent's conversation with customer's shopping task

Jengchung Victor Chen, Huyen Thi Le, Sinh Thi Thu Tran

To provide better services to customers, especially immediate responses and 24/7 availability, businesses are implementing text-based automated conversational agents, i.e…


Antecedents of smartphone multitasking: roles of demographics, personalities and motivations

Xingyu Chen, Yitong Wang, Da Tao, Ling Jiang, Shaobo Li

Smartphone multitasking behavior has become prevalent in our daily lives, yet factors influencing smartphone multitasking behavior have not been fully investigated. This study…

Digital self-harm: an empirical analysis of the effects of broadband adoption on suicide

Nakyung Kyung, Sanghee Lim, Byungtae Lee

Past literature offered competing predictions of the effect of broadband Internet on suicide. The Internet facilitates suicide by providing suicide-related information and ruining…

Building trust in sharing economy platforms: trust antecedents and their configurations

Anna Akhmedova, Neus Vila-Brunet, Marta Mas-Machuca

The sharing economy is the internet-enabled business model that has changed the way people travel, work and interact. Similar to other internet-enabled settings, trust is of…

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