System Design Effects on Social Presence and Telepresence in Virtual Communities

  title={System Design Effects on Social Presence and Telepresence in Virtual Communities},
  author={Mohamed Khalifa and Kathy Ning Shen},
The influence of presence on users attitudes and behavior is widely reported in the literature. However, we still lack a good understanding of the effects of system design on the formation of a sense of presence in computermediated environments in general and virtual communities in particular. In this research, we address this void. More specifically, we examine the relationship between important system design characteristics and perceived presence. We adopt a multidimensional conceptualization… CONTINUE READING


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