Understanding the psychological motives behind microblogging

Lin Qiu*, Angela K.Y. Leung, Jun Hao Ho, Qi Min Yeung, Kevin Joseph Francis, Pei Fen Chua

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This research aims to understand the psychological motives behind microblogging. We conducted two studies to investigate if social exclusion and existential anxiety would lead to a high tendency to microblog. Our results show that participants did not use microblogging to satisfy their needs for social connection and affiliation, but highly extraverted participants did use it to relieve their existential anxiety.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual review of cybertherapy and telemedicine 2010
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced technologies in behavioral, social and neurosciences
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781607505600
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudy in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Electronic)1554-8716


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