Multitasking Web search on Vivisimo.com

Amanda Spink, Sherry Koshman, Minsoo Park, Chris Field, Bernard Jansen

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Abstract

A user's single session with a Web search engine may consist of seeking information on either single or multiple topics. Most Web search sessions consist of two queries of two words. We present findings from a study of sessions on the Vivisimo Web search engine to examine the degree of multitasking search by typical web searchers. Findings show that 11.1% of search sessions were multitasking searches, and there are a broad variety of search topics in multitasking search sessions. The paper proposes that on various levels, Web search can be conceptualized at different levels as a multitasking activity. The implications of our findings for Web design and further research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing, ITCC
EditorsH. Selvaraj, P.K. Srimani
Pages486-490
Number of pages5
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventITCC 2005 - International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing - Las Vegas, NV
Duration: 4 Apr 20056 Apr 2005

Other

OtherITCC 2005 - International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period4/4/056/4/05

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Spink, A., Koshman, S., Park, M., Field, C., & Jansen, B. (2005). Multitasking Web search on Vivisimo.com. In H. Selvaraj, & P. K. Srimani (Eds.), International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing, ITCC (Vol. 2, pp. 486-490)

Multitasking Web search on Vivisimo.com. / Spink, Amanda; Koshman, Sherry; Park, Minsoo; Field, Chris; Jansen, Bernard.

International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing, ITCC. ed. / H. Selvaraj; P.K. Srimani. Vol. 2 2005. p. 486-490.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Spink, A, Koshman, S, Park, M, Field, C & Jansen, B 2005, Multitasking Web search on Vivisimo.com. in H Selvaraj & PK Srimani (eds), International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing, ITCC. vol. 2, pp. 486-490, ITCC 2005 - International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing, Las Vegas, NV, 4/4/05.
Spink A, Koshman S, Park M, Field C, Jansen B. Multitasking Web search on Vivisimo.com. In Selvaraj H, Srimani PK, editors, International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing, ITCC. Vol. 2. 2005. p. 486-490
Spink, Amanda ; Koshman, Sherry ; Park, Minsoo ; Field, Chris ; Jansen, Bernard. / Multitasking Web search on Vivisimo.com. International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing, ITCC. editor / H. Selvaraj ; P.K. Srimani. Vol. 2 2005. pp. 486-490
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