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What is Salience

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition
This occurs when the particular activity becomes the most important activity in the person’s life and dominates their thinking (preoccupations and cognitive distortions), feelings (cravings) and behavior (deterioration of socialized behavior). For instance, even if the person is not actually engaged in the behavior they will be thinking about the next time they will be.
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Internet Abuse and Addiction in the Workplace
Mark Griffiths (Nottingham Trent University, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-026-4.ch342
As with the introduction of other mass communication technologies, issues surrounding Internet use, abuse and addiction have surfaced. This article has a number of objectives. It will first introduce readers to the concept of Internet addiction before going on to look at the wider issue of Internet abuse in the workplace. In this section, generic types of Internet abuse will be described, in addition to further examination of the reasons why Internet abuse occurs. The chapter ends with some guidelines and recommendations for employers and human resources departments.
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Effects of Learning Traits and Information Display on Incidental Learning in 3D Virtual Environments
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Salience, Self-Salience, and Discursive Opportunities: An Effective Media Presence Construction Through Social Media in the Peruvian Presidential Election
In communication studies, salience occurs when any news or media item captures and holds attention from a group of public, and becomes a significant element of public discussion. A salient item is one that features such properties as to gain salience. Salience is usually understood as the result of news media work, as these organizations decide how and when to promote and feature a given news or media item.
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Instructional Immediacy Online
From the field of social psychology, the term implies feelings of presence, engagement, affection, inclusion and involvement.
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