소셜 네트워킹 사이트의 전환에 미치는 영향 요인 : 필리핀의 프렌드스터와 페이스북을 중심으로

Switching Behavior between Social Networking Sites : Exploring The Philippine Case of Friendster Versus Facebook

  • Polinar, Stephanie (Department of Computer Science, University of San Carlos) ;
  • Lee, Hong Joo (Department of Business Administration, The Catholic University of Korea) ;
  • Choi, Jaewon (Graduate School of Information, Yonsei University)
  • 투고 : 2013.07.25
  • 심사 : 2013.08.16
  • 발행 : 2013.08.31


소셜 네트워크를 활용한 웹 사이트(SNS)의 사용이 광범위해짐에 따라 소셜 네트워크 서비스의 영향력이 점차적으로 증가하고 있다. 한국을 비롯한 다양한 국가에서의 SNS 사용이 증가하고 있으며 필리핀 역시 급격한 SNS 사용량과 행태적 변화를 보이고 있다. 특히, 필리핀의 경우 Friendster에서 Facebook으로의 사용자 전환이 매우 급격하게 이루어지고 있다. 기존의 온라인 커뮤니티와 다른 특성을 가진 SNS의 특성을 반영한 전환비용의 특성은 아직까지 명확하지 않다. 본 연구에서는 필리핀에서 SNS 간의 급격한 전환이 이루어진 상황을 바탕으로 SNS 간의 전환 의도에 영향을 미치는 변수들을 조사하고자 하였다. 소셜 네트워크 사이트를 사용 중인 필리핀 사용자들의 설문조사를 통하여 본 연구는 SNS 간의 전환비용에 직접적인 영향을 미치는 변수들로 SNS에 대한 사용자의 만족, 대체 주목성, 사회적 영향력이 주요 요인으로 작용함을 확인하였다.


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