Journal of Information Resources Management ›› 2022, Vol. 12 ›› Issue (1): 4-20.doi: 10.13365/j.jirm.2022.01.004

Special Issue: 元宇宙相关研究

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Users’ Information Behavior from the Perspective of Metaverse:Framework and Prospect

Wu Jiang1,2 Cao Zhe2 Chen Pei2 He Chaocheng2 Ke Dan3   

  1. 1.Center for Studies of Information Resources, Wuhan University, Wuhan, 430072; 
    2.School of Information Management, Wuhan University, Wuhan, 430072; 
    3.School of Economics and Management, Wuhan University, Wuhan, 430072
  • Online:2022-01-26 Published:2022-02-25

Abstract: The metaverse is a digital society of the ternary world, in which people participate in the integration of virtuality and reality with a digital identity. From the perspective of the metaverse, the virtual and reality have been deeply integrated. Accordingly, information has a richer production and representation form, and users have new demands and experiences. It is noted that there exist both similarities and differences in users’ information behaviors between the metaverse and traditional environments. Specifically, from the perspective of the metaverse, the research on users’ information behaviors can be based on the existing theories and combined with the characteristics of the new environment. It can be carried out from the three dimensions of the user, information, and technology to achieve more effective information resource management and user behavior understanding, so as to promote the application promotion and risk management of the metaverse.

Key words: Metaverse, Users’ information behavior, Digital twin, Virtual reality, Information ecology

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