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What is Presence Awareness

Encyclopedia of E-Collaboration
The ability to see who is online at specific times. Most IM systems display a list of users connected to the network using the IM system.
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Consequences of IM on Presence Awareness and Interruptions
Jesus Carmona (Texas A&M International University, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-000-4.ch016
This article studies IM’s effects on interruptions and presence awareness, as well as the effect presence awareness has on interruptions. For the statistical analysis a subset of 111 elements of the February 2004 PEW Internet and American Life surveys dataset was used as a sample. PLS Graph software was used to create the structural model and test the relationships between the constructs Interruptions (INT), Presence Awareness (AWA), and use of IM in the workplace (IMW).
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Instant Messaging (IM) Literacy in the Workplace
Both a technical feature of IM that indicates the availability of another person a chat and a genuine sense of one’s physical or virtual presence—the immediacy of one person’s awareness of another using CMC.
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