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Title:Pushback: The Growth of Expressions of Resistance to Constant Online Connectivity
Author(s):Morrison, Stacey; Gomez, Ricardo
Subject(s):work-life balance
Abstract:As a result of the increasing connectivity provided by smartphones, wireless Internet availability, and portable devices such as laptops and tablets, technology users can and often are continuously connected to the Internet and its communication services. However, many technology users who first embraced constant connectivity are now pushing back, looking for ways to resist the constant call to be permanently connected. This pushback behavior is starting to appear in the popular press, in personal blogs, and in a small number of academic studies. "Pushback" is a growing phenomenon among frequent technology users seeking to establish boundaries, resist information overload, and establish greater personal life balance. This study examines a growing body of both academic and non-academic literature in which we identified five primary motivations and five primary behaviors related to pushback by communication technology users. Primary pushback motivations include emotional dissatisfaction, external values, taking control, addiction, and privacy. Primary pushback behaviors are behavior adaptation, social agreement, no problem, tech control, and back to the woods. The implications of these motivations and behaviors surrounding pushback to communication technology are discussed.
Issue Date:2014-03-01
Citation Info:Morrison, S., & Gomez, R. (2014). Pushback: The Growth of Expressions of Resistance to Constant Online Connectivity. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 1 - 15). doi:10.9776/14008
Series/Report:iConference 2014 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Other Identifier(s):8
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 is held by the authors of individual items in the proceedings. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-02-28

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