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Understanding user participation in Australian Government tourism Facebook page

Alam, Sultana Lubna and Diamah, Aodah 2012, Understanding user participation in Australian Government tourism Facebook page, in ACIS 2012 : Location, location, location : Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2012, ACIS, [Geelong, Vic.], pp. 1-11.

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Title Understanding user participation in Australian Government tourism Facebook page
Author(s) Alam, Sultana Lubna
Diamah, Aodah
Conference name Australasian Conference on Information Systems (23rd : 2012 : Geelong, Victoria)
Conference location Geelong, Victoria
Conference dates 3-5 Dec. 2012
Title of proceedings ACIS 2012 : Location, location, location : Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2012
Editor(s) Lamp, JohnORCID iD for Lamp, John orcid.org/0000-0003-1891-0400
Publication date 2012
Conference series Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher ACIS
Place of publication [Geelong, Vic.]
Keyword(s) Facebook
Gov 2.0
tourism
user participation
Australia
Summary With Facebook being the largest social network site (SNS), can government use Facebook (FB) to increase citizen participation in delivering and promoting their services? This paper presents the case of government use of social media for tourism to provide a general understanding online government and user participation in the Tourism government FB page. This is a case study research into the government FB page of Tourism Australia. FB page wall posts and comments are analysed quantitatively using content analysis to determine what type of online participation is visible in these sites and what the agencies are trying to achieve. Further, the paper employed a spectrum of online engagement matrix to identify the type of engagement being attained by the page. Findings show that the page has successfully served as a platform for its audience to share their Australian experience and it is being used for the purpose of announcing, informing and involving type of online engagement. This is an example of a crowdsourcing endeavour where tourism experiences and stories and pictures are being sourced from public. The research contributes to gaining a better understanding of government FB phenomenon, in particular for Australian context.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Related work DU:30049020
Copyright notice ©2012, The Authors/ACIS
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30049051

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