"Hey world, take a look at me!": Appreciating the human body on social network sites

Ploderer, Bernd, Howard, Steve, Thomas, Peter, & Reitberger, Wolfgang (2008) "Hey world, take a look at me!": Appreciating the human body on social network sites. In Persuasive Technology, Third International Conference, 4-6 June 2008, Oulu, Finland.

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Abstract

Social network sites (SNSs) such as Facebook have the potential to persuade people to adopt a lifestyle based on exercise and healthy nutrition. We report the findings of a qualitative study of an SNS for bodybuilders, looking at how bodybuilders present themselves online and how they orchestrate the SNS with their offline activities. Discussing the persuasive element of appreciation, we aim to extend previous work on persuasion in web 2.0 technologies.

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ID Code: 93535
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: social network sites, bodybuilding, passion
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-68504-3_23
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 08 Mar 2016 23:43
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2016 03:05

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