Internet Research: Volume 32 Issue 4


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Can you see opportunity knocking? An examination of technology-based political skill on opportunity recognition in online communities for MTurk workers

Paul M. Di Gangi, Charn P. McAllister, Jack L. Howard, Jason Bennett Thatcher, Gerald R. Ferris

Political skill has emerged as a concept of interest within the information systems literature to explain individual performance outcomes. The purpose of this paper is to adapt…

The algorithmic persuasion framework in online communication: conceptualization and a future research agenda

Brahim Zarouali, Sophie C. Boerman, Hilde A.M. Voorveld, Guda van Noort

The purpose of this study is to introduce a comprehensive and dynamic framework that focuses on the role of algorithms in persuasive communication: the algorithmic persuasion


Advancing health-related abilities and behaviors via health apps: a large-scale survey from self-regulation perspective

Shaoxiong Fu, Jie Fang, Zhao Cai, Eric Tze Kuan Lim, Chee-Wee Tan, Haiping Yang

Motivated by the need for research on the relationship between health app usage and health-related outcomes in the form of health status and life satisfaction, this study builds…

Understanding consumers' post-consumption behaviors in C2C social commerce: the role of functional and relational customer orientation

Wilson K.S. Leung, Man Kit Chang, Man Lai Cheung, Si Shi

Social commerce (s-commerce) is an online business model combining commercial and social features. Vendors may engage in a business-oriented relationship with customers and/or…


Complements are warm and substitutes are competent: the effect of recommendation type on focal product evaluation

Yunhui Huang, Zhijie Lin, Lu Yang

Previous research about online recommendation systems has focused largely on their impact on customers' purchase decisions regarding the products being recommended, but it has…

The influence of information configuration on mobile game download

Zhongjun Tang, Bo He

The study aims to show how several factors interact to promote mobile game download: the number of games released by a publisher, the quality of the games released, the popularity…

Why am I seeing this? Deconstructing algorithm literacy through the lens of users

Donghee Shin, Azmat Rasul, Anestis Fotiadis

As algorithms permeate nearly every aspect of digital life, artificial intelligence (AI) systems exert a growing influence on human behavior in the digital milieu. Despite its…


Catch me if you can: effects of AR-enhanced presence on the mobile game experience

Jihye Park, Dongwoo Ko

The purpose of the present research was to examine the effects of content, spatial, temporal and social presences stimulated by augmented reality (AR) technology on game enjoyment…

Disruption or reproduction? Nativity, gender and online dating in Canada

Yue Qian

The spread of the Internet has transformed the dating landscape. Given the increasing popularity of online dating and rising immigration to Canada, this study takes an…

The effect of network structure on the purchase of virtual goods on social networking services

Hee-Tae Lee, Moon-Kyung Cha

This paper aims to identify the effect of social structure variables on the purchase of virtual goods. Using field data, it also tests whether their effects on a social networking…

Impact of media multitasking on executive function in adolescents: behavioral and self-reported evidence from a one-year longitudinal study

Jiutong Luo, Pui-Sze Yeung, Hui Li

The longitudinal impact of media multitasking on the development of executive function has been understudied, as most of the existing studies are cross-sectional. This…

Artificial intelligent chatbots as brand promoters: a two-stage structural equation modeling-artificial neural network approach

Crystal T. Lee, Ling-Yen Pan, Sara H. Hsieh

This study investigates the determinants of effective human and artificial intelligence (AI) relationship-building strategies for brands. It explores the antecedents and…


Let's fight the infodemic: the third-person effect process of misinformation during public health emergencies

Liang Chen, Lunrui Fu

Drawing on the third-person effect (TPE) theory and the theory of planned behavior (TPB) as a theoretical framework, the current study aims to explore the cognitive mechanisms…


The impact of social shopping feature richness on buying intention: a product perspective

Hao Chen, Haitao Chen, Xiaoxu Tian

Social shopping platforms have flourished by using multiple social shopping features, yet little is known about how the combination of these features affects purchase intention…

Pay to view answers: determinants of listeners' payment decisions on social Q&A platforms

Jing Sun, Qian Li, Wei Xu, Mingming Wang

Paying to view others' answers is a new mode for question and answer (Q&A) platforms. The purpose is to build a model to explore the determinants of the number of listeners and…

Does e-commerce narrow the urban–rural income gap? Evidence from Chinese provinces

Zi Hui Yin, Chang Hwan Choi

A wide urban–rural income gap exists in China despite the implementation of pro-rural policies. Additionally, with the proliferation of the internet and information technology…

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