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Title: Real-time Internet news browsing: Information vs. experience-related gratifications and behaviors
Authors: Zhang, L. 
Zhang, W. 
Keywords: Information utility
Internet news
Real-time data
Screen videos
Usage experience
Uses and gratifications
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: Zhang, L., Zhang, W. (2013). Real-time Internet news browsing: Information vs. experience-related gratifications and behaviors. Computers in Human Behavior 29 (6) : 2712-2721. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study utilized lab observations with 49 subjects to observe what users encounter and how users behave in real-time Internet news browsing. We analyzed users' selection of news platform, exposure to different topics of news content, and usage of different presentation elements by coding the screen videos. In addition, survey data with the subjects allow us to explore the links between gratifications and Internet news browsing behaviors. Our analyses suggest that users exert their control through actively and selectively interacting with the news services at the platform, content and presentation level to fulfill their different gratifications. In specific, gratifications based on information utility and those based on usage experience show different relations with different kinds of news browsing behaviors. Both the theoretical and methodological contributions are discussed at the end of this paper. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Computers in Human Behavior
ISSN: 07475632
DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2013.07.009
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