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Emotional Experience on Facebook Site

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Published

Publication date2009
Host publicationCHI EA '09 Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems
Place of publicationNew York
PublisherACM Press
Pages4345-4350
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-247-4
Original languageEnglish

Conference

ConferenceCHI '09: CHI '09 Extended Abstracts on Human factors in Computing Systems
CityBoston, MA
Period4/04/099/04/09

Conference

ConferenceCHI '09: CHI '09 Extended Abstracts on Human factors in Computing Systems
CityBoston, MA
Period4/04/099/04/09

Abstract

Although user behavior in the popular Facebook social network site has been intensely investigated since the site came live in 2004, we know little about users’ emotions and values weaved in the fabric of their interactions. We report on a diary study for collecting daily accounts of users’ most memorable experiences. Outcomes emphasize the distinction between public and private presentation together with user motivation for engaging in each of these roles. Findings also suggest that at their heart, people’s most memorable experiences with Facebook are all about positive emotions, in particular those concerned with connectedness and entertainment.