Media consumption across platforms: Identifying userdefined repertoires

New media have made available a wide range of platforms and content choices. However, audiences cope with abundant choices by using more narrowly defined repertoires. Unfortunately, we know little of how users create repertoires across media platforms. This study uses factor analysis to identify user-defined repertoires from data obtained by following 495 users throughout an entire day. Results indicate the presence of four repertoires that are powerfully tied to the rhythms of people’s daily lives. These were in turn explained by a combination of factors such as audience availability and individual demographics.

Main Author: Taneja, Harsh
Other Authors: Webster, James G., Malthouse, Edward C., Ksiazek, Thomas B.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 2012
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