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Towards a Concept for Inclusion of Social Network Information as Context Information

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abstract In this paper, a concept for usage of social network
information as context information is proposed. Social network
information (or information from social network sites) is
considered as a specific type of a user’s social context. We start
with the potentially most widely accepted definition of context
and then examine selected categorizations of context types,
particularly focusing on social context. With an online survey we
analyze the current usage pattern of social network site (SNS)
and how the information available there is perceived by users.
The results of the survey and subsequent analysis suggest that
information about products and services from one’s social
network contacts is perceived by users as trustworthy and
relevant. Finally, based on the empirical results, a concept for
inclusion of social network information into context information
is proposed.
   
type conference paper (English)
   
keywords Social Networks, Social Network Sites, Recommendation Behaviour, Context, Social Context, Social Network Information, Context-aware service
   
name of conference International Conference on Ultra Modern Telecommunications (ICUMT 2009) (St. Petersburg, Russia)
date of conference 12-10-2009
title of proceedings ICUMT 2009 and Workshops Proceedings
page(s) 5
ISBN 978-1-4244-3941-6
review double-blind review
   
citation Stanoevska-Slabeva, K., Wozniak, T., Hoffend, I., & Ebermann, J. (2009). Towards a Concept for Inclusion of Social Network Information as Context Information. In ICUMT 2009 and Workshops Proceedings, pp.5. - ISBN 978-1-4244-3941-6.