The Meme Economy: How Internet Memes Impact Consumption
Viewing and sharing internet ‘memes’ is a new way in which consumers interact with each other online. This research demonstrates that internet memes (vs. non-memes) can serve to increase consumption attitudes toward a target content employed in the meme. Four studies show that when consumers encounter memes, they infer that the target content in the meme has become viral, which further invokes FOMO (i.e., fear of missing out), increasing their consumption intentions.
Nicole Kim and Jared Joseph Watson (2020) ,"The Meme Economy: How Internet Memes Impact Consumption", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 48, eds. Jennifer Argo, Tina M. Lowrey, and Hope Jensen Schau, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 896-901.
Nicole Kim, University of Maryland, USA
Jared Joseph Watson, New York University, USA
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Gossip: How The Relationship With the Source Shapes the Retransmission of Personal Content
Gaia Giambastiani, Bocconi University, Italy
Andrea Ordanini, Bocconi University, Italy
Joseph Nunes, University of Southern California, USA
Why is 1 out of 20 Riskier than 5%? Effect of Representing Unlikely Events as Frequency versus Percentage on Risk Perceptions
Nevena T Koukova, Lehigh University
Joydeep Srivastava, Temple University, USA
B6. A Study About the Moderator Effect of the Information Trust in the Relationships Between the Users´ Participation in Virtual Communities and the Benefits Obtained.
Sara Campo, Autonomous University of Madrid
Jano Jiménez, Autonomous University of Madrid
Natalia Rubio, Universidad Autónoma of Madrid
Nieves Villaseñor, Universidad Autónoma of Madrid
Mªjesus Yague, Universidad Autónoma of Madrid