ContextCapture: Exploring the usage of context-based awareness cues in informal information sharing

Ville Antila, Jussi Polet, A.-H. Sarjanoja, P. Saarinen, Minna Isomursu

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the usage of context-based awareness cues in informal information sharing, especially in social networking services. We present an experimental mobile application, which allows users to add different descriptions of context information to their Facebook status updates. The meaningfulness and the usage of different context descriptions were evaluated in a two-week user trial. The results show that the most frequently used awareness cues in the test setting were location, surroundings, friends and activity. The results also indicate that user-defined semantic abstractions of context items (e.g. "home", "work") were often more informative and useful than more accurate indicators (e.g. the address or the name of the place). We also found out that using shared context from friends in vicinity (e.g. identifying the people around) needs careful design to overcome the extended privacy implications
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Academic MindTrek Conference
Subtitle of host publicationEnvisioning Future Media Environments, MindTrek '11
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
Pages269-275
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0816-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event15th International Academic MindTrek Conference: Envisioning Future Media Environments, MindTrek 2011 - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 28 Sep 201130 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference15th International Academic MindTrek Conference: Envisioning Future Media Environments, MindTrek 2011
Abbreviated titleMindTrek 2011
CountryFinland
CityTampere
Period28/09/1130/09/11

Keywords

  • Computer-mediated communication
  • context-awareness
  • mobile applications
  • sensing
  • social media

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    Antila, V., Polet, J., Sarjanoja, A-H., Saarinen, P., & Isomursu, M. (2011). ContextCapture: Exploring the usage of context-based awareness cues in informal information sharing. In Proceedings of the 15th International Academic MindTrek Conference: Envisioning Future Media Environments, MindTrek '11 (pp. 269-275). Association for Computing Machinery ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/2181037.2181084