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Previous research has usually assumed that shopping on-line is a goal-oriented activity and is motivated by extrinsic factors of the customers. On the other hand, intrinsic factors, such as entertainment, have been found to be a major reason for peoples to use the Internet. This study examined whether such intrinsic motivations can be used to explain(More)
Keywords: Internet shopping Information load Perceived information overload Consumer purchase decision making Information filtering On-line shopping experience a b s t r a c t One of the strengths of e-retailers is their ability to convey rich information to their customers. The theory of information overload, however, predicts that, beyond a threshold,(More)
Downloading unauthorized music file, being framed as a problem of crime, is deemed unethical, but the peer-to-peer systems have boosted its popularity and have become the killer application for the music industry. Two factors, cost savings from CD purchase and the low moral reasoning ability of Internet users, have been frequently attributed as rationales(More)
Blog has been one of the fastest growing applications in the Internet. Content provided by users has also been an important source of information. Current studies, however, can not explain well why people build their blog. Based on the Task-Technology Fit (TTF) model, this study examines both the impacts of task and technology characteristics on user(More)
The tourism industry is characterized by ever-increasing competition, causing destinations to seek new methods to attract tourists. Traditionally, a decision to visit a destination is interpreted, in part, as a rational calculation of the costs/benefits of a set of alternative destinations, which were derived from external information sources, including(More)