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Volume 16 Issue 3, ICIME 2013 / Oct 2013  pp161‑254

Editor: Nelson Leung

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Editorial for the Special ICIME edition of EJISE‑ ICIME 2013  pp161‑162

Leung, Nelson

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Enabling Students with Disabilities with Computing Interaction and Empowerment though Enhanced Strategic Instructional Course Design  pp163‑172

Dr. Bob Barrett

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Improving Usability Outcomes for each of the Usability Practitioner Roles  pp173‑187

Vince Bruno, Martin Dick

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The Role and Requisite Competencies of the Public Sector CIO: a Two‑sided Perspective  pp188‑199

Val Hooper, Beverley Bunker

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Use, Perception and Attitude of University Students Towards Facebook and Twitter  pp200‑210

Kevin Johnston, Mei-Miao Chen, Magnus Hauman

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Abstract: As social computing systems persist over time, many elements such as user experience, perceptions, attitudes and interactions may change. Facebook and Twitter are two social computing systems that have become increasingly popular among universit y students. This research replicated previous studies by Lampe, Ellison and Steinfield (2008), and Johnston, Tanner, Lalla and Kawalski (2013) to assess how Facebook and Twitter use, perception and attitude have changed among university students. Beca use online social networks, social networking sites and micro‑blogging sites are relatively new as areas of academic research, there is limited research into the impacts of these social networking and micro‑blogging sites. A sample of 486 students from th e University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa completed a survey. The results were then compared to research data from previous studies by Lampe et al. (2008) and Johnston et al. (2013). The results showed that the percentage of students using Face book increased to 95%, Facebook daily usage and the number of Facebook friends doubled from previous surveys. This results also found that the South African students are more dependent on using Facebook, in comparison to using Twitter; that their percep tion of Facebook privacy has led to a decrease in personal information shared on Facebook as well as a change in audience perception. The data also shows that UCT students perceive friends and total strangers to be their main audiences on Twitter; the att itude of UCT students towards Facebook remained positive, on the other hand, a less positive attitude was experienced from the students using Twitter; and Facebook is a more popular method for communication between students. The results clearly highlight the changes in usage, attitude and perception of Facebook over time, and provide a starting point for assessing how usage and attitude to Twitter may change. The results also suggest that should therefore make use of social networking software such as Fac ebook and Twitter both in their personal lives, and in 


Keywords: Keywords: Attitude, change, Facebook, perception, students, Twitter, use


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