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

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

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Abstract

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.

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Published date: April 2010
Venue - Dates: CHI 2010 Workshop on Microblogging, 2010-04-01
Keywords: microblogging, twitter, facebook, healthii, affect, experience, feedback, well-being
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/268455
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Date deposited: 02 Feb 2010 16:03
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:53

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