Social Media Ecology in Distributed Workplaces

Rosalba Giuffrida, Yvonne Dittrich

Research output: Conference Article in Proceeding or Book/Report chapterArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review


In this position paper, we discuss about methods currently adopted for research- ing the use of social media in distributed workplace. We have extensively reviewed previ- ous empirical studies through an ongoing Systematic Mapping Study focused on the use of social media in distributed teams; from the review, we realized that research is mainly per- formed through a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods and that each study usually fo- cuses on one specific kind social media at a time. We believe that the social media ecology should be researched as a whole and in relationship with the physical workplace, there- fore ethnographic methods can be adopted to investigate this area. We aim to motivate a debate providing some research questions, which might be addressed by researchers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECSCW 2011: Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Number of pages4
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
Publication dateSept 2011
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2011
EventEuropean Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work - ECSCW 2011 - Århus, Denmark
Duration: 24 Sept 201128 Sept 2011


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work - ECSCW 2011
Internet address


Dive into the research topics of 'Social Media Ecology in Distributed Workplaces'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this