A Study of Document Sharing and Managing Behaviors in Cloud Storage Public Deposited

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  • February 28, 2019
  • Chang, Yu-Hsuan
    • Affiliation: School of Information and Library Science
  • The study focuses on how people use their cloud storage and manage their personal information. Since many cloud storage services allow users to share documents, this study also examines how people manage documents when working collaboratively. There are many cloud storage providers in the market, but this study focuses on two specific systems - Dropbox and Google Drive. The research was conducted by interviews and the results show that with the differently designed interfaces and functions of cloud storage, people developed diverse ways to use them. Participants stored different types of files and practiced different management strategies because of different purposes and reasons. Aspects of the system and user interface also impacted how users managed files. When working on collaborative and shared documents, participants reported tending to not manage files because they prefer following others' decisions or due to a lack of motivation to manage them.
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  • Capra, Robert
  • Master of Science in Information Science
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