DOI: 10.24251/hicss.2018.248
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Abstract: Hundreds of messages and conversations stream daily into our communication media and devices. How do we manage this influx without missing urgent messages? In this study we provide initial evidence that this is achieved by closely monitoring only a small number of media-those media where users expect time sensitive messages to arrive. We describe this heightened attention to a medium as "assigning the medium high chronemic agency", and characterize chronemic agency through extensive interviews of eighteen Amer…

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