Social Media and Motherhood 

@ University of Maryland, College Park | iSchool (College of Information Studies)

Co-researcher in a Team of Three / Semi-structured Interview

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Motherhood and Social Networking Sites: How do sociocultural contexts and technological factors affect Korean mothers’ KakaoStory use? 

In this project, I worked with Jinyoung Kim and Myeong Lee to examine Korean mothers’ use of mobile social networking service “KakaoStory.” Specifically, this project investigated the role of sociocultural contexts and technological characteristics that interact to shape Korean mothers’ use of this mobile-based social networking service. This study showed that the sociocultural context of Korean mothers as primary child caregivers interacted with the photo-driven user interface of KakaoStory to influence their specific use of KakaoStory for acquiring information and fulfilling their mothering duties.