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Augmented information assimilation: social and algorithmic web aids for the information long tail

 

To understand how and why individuals make use of emerging information assimilation services on the Web as part of their daily routine, we combined video recordings of online activity with targeted interviews of eleven experienced web users. From these observations, we describe their choice of systems, the goals they are trying to achieve, their information diets, the basic process they use for information assimilation, and the impact of user interface speed.

 
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Evans, B. M.; Card, S. K. Augmented information assimilation: social and algorithmic web aids for the information long tail. Proceedings of the 26th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2008); 2008 April 5-10; Florence, Italy. NY: ACM; 2008; 989-998.