Designing for Schadenfreude (or, how to express well-being and see if you're boring people)

André, Paul, schraefel, m.c., Dix, Alan, White, Ryen W., Bernstein, Michael and Luther, Kurt (2010) Designing for Schadenfreude (or, how to express well-being and see if you're boring people). In, CHI 2010 Workshop on Microblogging


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This position paper presents two studies of content not normally expressed in status updates—well-being and status feedback—and considers how they may be processed, valued and used for potential quality-of-life benefits in terms of personal and social reflection and awareness. Do I Tweet Good? (poor grammar intentional) is a site investigating more nuanced forms of status feedback than current microblogging sites allow, towards understanding self-identity, reflection, and online perception. Healthii is a tool for sharing physical and emotional well-being via status updates, investigating concepts of self-reflection and social awareness. Together, these projects consider furthering the value of microblogging on two fronts: 1) refining the online personal/social networking experience, and 2) using the status update for enhancing the personal/social experience in the offline world, and considering how to leverage that online/offline split. We offer results from two different methods of study and target groups—one co-workers in an academic setting, the other followers on Twitter—to consider how microblogging can become more than just a communication medium if it facilitates these types of reflective practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: microblogging, twitter, facebook, healthii, affect, experience, feedback, well-being
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Agents, Interactions & Complexity
ePrint ID: 268455
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
April 2010Published
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2010 16:03
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2016 12:48
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