An Empirical Study on the Internet Writing Behaviors in Chinese Context
The purpose of this paper is to explore the writing behaviors of Internet literature in Chinese environment, aiming to understand the basic personal characters, writing motivations and behaviors of Internet writers. Through both qualitative and quantitative researches, the study found a high consistency of personal characters within Internet writers. As the writing motivations of them, the statement that “writing is just the purpose itself” is the most popular. Meanwhile, most of Internet writers like to interact with other writers or readers. With the interaction, they revise their own writing topics and styles, which proves the Internet writing behaviors are not one-way communications, but part of a social exchanging processes.
Helen Zhang, Gang Shen and David Jin
C. C. Chen "An Empirical Study on the Internet Writing Behaviors in Chinese Context", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 204-210, pp. 802-805, 2011