Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems


Mobile devices such as smartphones and iPads have become the next-generation information platform for most people, replacing the traditional Windows-based one. We see significant growth of using Apps on mobile devices, particularly those designed for social networking, such as Line and WhatsApp. A recent deal that Facebook acquired WhatsApp has evidenced this trend of moving toward mobile social media. In this issue, we have two papers related to social media: one is about the effect of mobile phones on user’s perception of closeness and the other reviews literature in social media research. The third paper is related to the recovery of online service.


10.17705 / 1pais.06100