As mentioned previously, microblogs offer something that is not normally easy to acquire, context to a very high degree through employees status updates. Therefore, the link between microblogs and performance support, learning and ultimately, performance improvement becomes clear. It follows that the theories influencing this research include situated cognition which considers context in learning and performance improvement, and distributed cognition, which also focuses on context and encourages a view of microblogs as a system, and finally communities of practice which can account for the groups that may emerge through microblogging.

See the table of contents below for more details on each of the theories mentioned.

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