Between social awareness and productivity: Results of a survey about real–time microblogging


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Type of work: Article (academic)


e-Learning and Instructional Technology | Education | Social Media & Social Software


twitter, microblogging, nanoblogging, twitter in the classroom


In April 2010, we conducted a survey of 256 users of real–time microblogging platforms, mostly Twitter users, in order to analyze usage of those platforms and evaluate induced cognitive impact. In this article, after reporting and discussing the results of this survey, we identify opportunities to reduce information overload and frequent disruptions. We propose a novel approach for filtering status updates from real–time microblogging platforms based on contextual relevance between their authors.