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You, the Web and Your Device: Longitudinal Characterization of Browsing Habits [article]

Luca Vassio, Idilio Drago, Marco Mellia, Zied Ben Houidi, Mohamed Lamine Lamali
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Then, we characterize web usage patterns and clickstreams, taking into account both the temporal evolution and the impact of the device used to explore the web.  ...  in browsing from mobile devices and the different roles of search engines and social networks in promoting content.  ...  We then apply it to a longitudinal dataset (described in Section 6) and characterize the browsing habits (Section 7), clickstreams (Section 8) and content promoters (Section 9).  ... 
arXiv:1806.07158v1 fatcat:jvok3g3i4fgdfh6ck26kh5bb5e

What breach? Measuring online awareness of security incidents by studying real-world browsing behavior

Sruti Bhagavatula, Lujo Bauer, Apu Kapadia
2021 European Symposium on Usable Security 2021  
Our quantitative study of the real-world internet-browsing behavior of 303 participants finds a low level of awareness.  ...  , and 3) what influences the likelihood that they will read about an incident and take some action.  ...  Parts of the dataset we used were created through work supported by the National Security Agency under Award No. H9823018D0008.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3481357.3481517 fatcat:yfi5awumcffxbjet74pzv4oyve

"I was told to buy a software or lose my computer. I ignored it": A study of ransomware

Camelia Simoiu, Joseph Bonneau, Christopher Gates, Sharad Goel
2019 Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security  
Little is known, however, about the prevalence and characteristics of ransomware attacks on the general population, what proportion of users pay, or how users perceive risks and respond to attacks.  ...  The average payment amount demanded was $530 and only a small fraction of affected users (about 4% of those affected) reported paying.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank Ansh Shukla, Leyla Bilge, Petros Efstathopoulos, Dan Boneh, and Darren Shou for helpful comments and feedback.  ... 
dblp:conf/soups/SimoiuB0G19 fatcat:qh5cujfhe5dlhju32om757by2m

Smartphones: reading habits and overuse. A qualitative study in Denmark, Lithuania and Spain

Valeria Levratto, Andrius Suminas, Theresa Schilhab, Gertrud Esbensen
2021 Educación XX1  
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This article is based upon work from COST Action IS1404 E-READ (Evolution of Reading in the Age of Digitisation), supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).  ...  b) Personal phone habits (e.g. What do you do when you need to relax? -Do you sometimes choose to turn off your phone?) c)Sharing text (e.g.  ...  Healthy habits seem to be yearned for by the informants. Thus, we can observe that different ways of moving through textson paper or digital devices -characterize the reader of the digital age.  ... 
doi:10.5944/educxx1.28321 fatcat:nkbo45m2mveyvatl5ew5uxif6q

The role of socio-spatial context in the habit–goal interface of audiovisual media consumption

Cédric Courtois, Frederik De Grove, Lieven De Marez
2014 Poetics  
We propose a framework that inquires how goals and habits interface with each other as explanatory factors of consumption and how the role of socio-spatial cues can be understood.  ...  The latter views behavior as a result of the triadic reciprocal relationship between individuals, their behavior and their environments.  ...  Hence, the lean forward consumption here could be seen as part of a larger script of web browsing routines, and not an activity as such.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.poetic.2014.05.002 fatcat:gzmmkxx7ovaxffjyvgxy5aafzi

Turning Visitors into Customers: A Usability-Centric Perspective on Purchase Behavior in Electronic Channels

Viswanath Venkatesh, Ritu Agarwal
2006 Management science  
We employ web site use (i.e., technology use behavior), a key indicator of the degree to which a site is "sticky" in that it attracts users often and retains them for longer periods of time, as a predictor  ...  The proposed model was tested in a longitudinal field study where 757 customers provided usability assessments for multiple web sites from four different industry sectors-i.e., airlines, online bookstores  ...  Every participant was given 5 minutes to browse each web site-the system prompted them if they wished to continue to browse the web site after that point and allowed for continued browsing.  ... 
doi:10.1287/mnsc.1050.0442 fatcat:743ynohsujhoraxk7mvkvdcwhq

A diary study of mobile information needs

Timothy Sohn, Kevin A. Li, William G. Griswold, James D. Hollan
2008 Proceeding of the twenty-sixth annual CHI conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '08  
Being mobile influences not only the types of information people seek but also the ways they attempt to access it.  ...  Mobile contexts present challenges of changing location and social context, restricted time for information access, and the need to share attentional resources among concurrent activities.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Thanks to Sunny Consolvo, Larry Marturano, Crysta Metcalf, and Anthony LaMarca. This research was made possible by Microsoft ER&P.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1357054.1357125 dblp:conf/chi/SohnLGH08 fatcat:nwca46yoqfhrhdxdy5w2gqpszi

Composition and role of convergent technological repertoires in audiovisual media consumption

Cédric Courtois, Lieven De Marez, Pieter Verdegem
2014 Behavior and Information Technology  
Hence, in future applications of niche theory, gratifications and habits of communication modes (what people do with media technologies) should be taken into account, rather than media as tied to a specific  ...  This mixed-method research focuses on the growing appropriation of multiple screen devices for audiovisual media consumption.  ...  : You claim to have watched quite some television in the past, but now you use your laptop.  ... 
doi:10.1080/0144929x.2013.872189 fatcat:hmddm3r35neypd3zqpeyelkt34

Explaining Online News Engagement Based on Browsing Behavior: Creatures of Habit?

Judith Möller, Robbert Nicolai van de Velde, Lisa Merten, Cornelius Puschmann
2019 Social science computer review  
, and news use as part of a general search for information.  ...  with news compared to the act of routinely accessing a news organization's website.  ...  Modes of News Use Online During a web browsing session, users encounter news stories in many different ways.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0894439319828012 fatcat:42phjtzc4zah5b5wpofh4ftsfi

Practical, appropriate, empirically-validated guidelines for designing educational games

Conor Linehan, Ben Kirman, Shaun Lawson, Gail Chan
2011 Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '11  
Sheds light on future researches relating to web page revisitation and tabbed browsing.  ...  eBay (Champion Sponsor) -Booth 33 & 34 eBay needs you. We need your eye for design and your passion for customer-centric user experiences to create the next generation of e-commerce.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1978942.1979229 dblp:conf/chi/LinehanKLC11 fatcat:xxy5vdbobbbh3dbwkzh6w76zqq

DigiDress: A Field Trial of an Expressive Social Proximity Application [chapter]

Per Persson, Jan Blom, Younghee Jung
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper describes the design and mass-scale longitudinal field trial of a precursor prototype called DigiDress. 618 participants voluntarily used the application for an average of 25 days.  ...  The application was used with both acquainted and unacquainted people, and viewing the identity expression of people nearby was one major motivation for continued use.  ...  Special thanks to Seamus Moloney, Jussi Moisio, Tero Reunanen and Kimmo Rosendahl, who contributed and implemented the prototype.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11551201_12 fatcat:xg63zlywlrh3tdrsmengclhesa

Differential responses of loyal versus habitual consumers towards mobile site personalization on privacy management

Hyunjin Kang, Wonsun Shin, Leona Tam
2016 Computers in Human Behavior  
We examine how two different underlying mechanisms of behavioral loyalty to a brand -attitudinal loyalty and habit -impact smartphone users' privacy management when they browse personalized vs. nonpersonalized  ...  least intention of protecting their privacy on their smartphones, whereas consumers with high levels of both habit and attitudinal loyalty reported the highest tendency of privacy protection behavior.  ...  Characterized by repeated and persistent choice of the same brand, both attitudinal loyalty and habit result in high purchase frequency, high spending, and low brand switching (Liu-Thompkins & Tam, 2013  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.chb.2015.11.013 fatcat:qdfikrotkvew5h4uknqws2dvhq

Privacy Attitudes of Smart Speaker Users

Nathan Malkin, Joe Deatrick, Allen Tong, Primal Wijesekera, Serge Egelman, David Wagner
2019 Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies  
We surveyed smart speaker owners about their beliefs, attitudes, and concerns about the recordings that are made and shared by their devices.  ...  While participants did not consider their own recordings especially sensitive, they were more protective of others' recordings (such as children and guests) and were strongly opposed to use of their data  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank Franziska Roesner, Helen Nissenbaum, and the participants at the 1st Annual Symposium on Applications of Contextual Integrity for their early feedback on  ... 
doi:10.2478/popets-2019-0068 dblp:journals/popets/MalkinDTWEW19 fatcat:6oqj3vx6sza5rnen53wqhyatbq

To Track or 'Do Not Track': Advancing Transparency and Individual Control in Online Behavioral Advertising

Omer Tene, Jules Polonetsky
2011 Social Science Research Network  
When you and thousands like you share your data, you open up the healthcare system. . . . PatientsLikeMe enables you to effect a sea change in the healthcare system.  ...  Mobile browsing is expected to surpass fixed Internet use in the next few years, rendering the tracking of users of mobile devices, including phones and tablets, increasingly important. 64 Mobile browsing  ...  of the type and amount used by their platforms.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1920505 fatcat:fifrwdkqbzhxtfm3ykupwecjkm

Millennial Attitudes Toward Books and E-Books

Arlene J. Nicholas, John Kennedy Lewis
2008 Social Science Research Network  
What types of electronic resources do you USE and/or NOT USE for your assignments?  ...  What do you feel would make e-books more suitable for your use?  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2684872 fatcat:wob46ohvcregrli5iecyvfkm5e
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