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Graduate Institute of Library and Information Studies
The purpose of this study was to explore the individual online information encountering (IE) experience and investigate the effects of their personal characteristics on IE experience. The study were conducted a qualitative research and a total of 11 respondents were interviewed. The results were as follows: Most online encountered information could satisfy the individual's present and future information needs. Most people acquire encountered information by themselves, and the encountered information came from various sources on the web. Frequent Internet users could be more sensitive to information than others. Moreover, people with higher intrinsic motivation, usually interested or curious about many things, are easy to acquire online IE experience. After having online IE experience, the individuals occasionally feel anxious because of time pressure, furthermore, they want to avoid encountering more information. However, most individuals feel novel and joyful while they encountered information. They even further process encountering information resources and expect to gain more experience about information encountering. In addition, the ideal environments of online information encountering include no commercial advertising, credibility, and a personalized database with the powerful searchable function.
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