Engaging and maintaining a sense of being informed: Understanding the tasks motivating twitter search

  title={Engaging and maintaining a sense of being informed: Understanding the tasks motivating twitter search},
  author={David Elsweiler and Morgan Harvey},
Micro-blogging services such as Twitter represent constantly evolving, user-generated sources of information. Previous studies show that users search over such content regularly, but are often dissatisfied with current search facilities. We argue that an enhanced understanding of the motivations for search would aid the design of improved search systems, better reflecting what people actually need. Building on previous research, we present qualitative analyses of two sources of data regarding… CONTINUE READING
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