Instagram photo-sharing and its relationships with social rewards and social connectedness

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Abstract

Previous research has found conflicting results whether social media photo-sharing actually improves or worsens social connectedness. This work explored relationships among social connectedness, photo-sharing and social rewards on the most used online photo-sharing platform, Instagram. The study focused on photo-sharing rather than the passive viewing of photos. The aim was to investigate photo-sharing relationships with social connectedness considering differences of types of social rewards and sharing photos of oneself, which had not been analyzed before. Results from an online survey of 383 participants found Instagram photo-sharing does not have a direct relationship with social connectedness, however, it does have a relationship with social rewards that stimulate elements of face-to-face communication online. Sharing photos of oneself had a more significant relationship with social rewards. The results found positive relationships between social reward satisfaction regardless of the number of social rewards and satisfaction was only impacted negatively when negative comments were received.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Interaction, Emerging Technologies and Future Applications III
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies: Future Applications (IHIET 2020), August 27-29, 2020, Paris, France
EditorsTareq Ahram, Redha Taiar, Karine Langlois, Arnaud Choplin
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages231-237
Number of pages7
Volume1253
ISBN (Electronic)9783030553074
ISBN (Print)9783030553067
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event3rd International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies: Future Applications
: IHIET 2020
- Paris, France
Duration: 27 Aug 202029 Aug 2020
http://ihiet.org/files/IHIET2020-FinalProgram.pdf (Conference program)
https://link-springer-com.ezproxy.csu.edu.au/book/10.1007/978-3-030-55307-4 (Conference proceedings)

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1253 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies: Future Applications
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period27/08/2029/08/20
Internet address

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    Maclean, J., Al-Saggaf, Y., & Hogg, R. (2020). Instagram photo-sharing and its relationships with social rewards and social connectedness. In T. Ahram, R. Taiar, K. Langlois, & A. Choplin (Eds.), Human Interaction, Emerging Technologies and Future Applications III: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies: Future Applications (IHIET 2020), August 27-29, 2020, Paris, France (Vol. 1253, pp. 231-237). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 1253 AISC). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-55307-4_35