Measuring passive engagement with health information on social media

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Little to no consensus exists on the definition of “engagement” on social media platforms. A myriad of management tools are available to measure behavioral interactions with social media. However, the majority of social media users engage with the content passively, without taking action such as liking or commenting on it. To gain an understanding of how passive engagement with social media is evaluated, this paper examines recent articles on why and how passive engagement is evaluated. Furthermore, we review some recent research proposing new methods for measuring this type of engagement. Most of this research typically evaluates passive engagement in relation to users' drivers and business outcomes. We then present our theoretical model for passive user engagement with health content on social media. Finally, we outline our plans for the next steps in our research and propose methods that will be used to evaluate the model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 21st Saudi Computer Society National Computer Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781538641101, 9781538641118
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2018
Event IEEE Saudi Section 21st Saudi Computer Society National Computer Conference - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 25 Apr 201826 Apr 2018


Conference IEEE Saudi Section 21st Saudi Computer Society National Computer Conference
Country/TerritorySaudi Arabia


  • social media
  • social networks
  • health information
  • medical informatics
  • health communication
  • health promotion strategies

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