Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

6-2010

Abstract

This research aims to understand the psychological motives behind microblogging. We conducted two studies to investigate if social exclusion and existential anxiety would lead to a high tendency to microblog. Our results show that participants did not use microblogging to satisfy their needs for social connection and affiliation, but highly extraverted participants did use it to relieve their existential anxiety.

Keywords

Microblogging, motive, ostracism, social exclusion, existential anxiety

Discipline

Communication | Social Media | Social Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine

Volume

154

Editor

B. K. Wiederhold, G. Riva & Kim Sun-I

First Page

140

Last Page

144

ISBN

9781607505617

Identifier

10.3233/978-1-60750-561-7-140

Publisher

IOS Press

City or Country

Washington DC

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-561-7-140

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