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"The Crowd Keeps Me in Shape": Social Psychology and the Present and Future of Health Social Machines

"The Crowd Keeps Me in Shape": Social Psychology and the Present and Future of Health Social Machines
"The Crowd Keeps Me in Shape": Social Psychology and the Present and Future of Health Social Machines
Can the Web help people live healthier lives? This paper seeks to answer this question through an examination of sites, apps and online communities designed to help people improve their fitness, better manage their disease(s) and conditions, and to solve the often elusive connections between the symptoms they experience, diseases and treatments. These health social machines employ a combination of both simple and complex social and computational processes to provide such support. We first provide a descriptive classification of the kinds of machines currently available, and the support each class offers. We then describe the limitations exhibited by these systems and potential ways around them, towards the design of more effective machines in the future.
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Shadbolt, Nigel R.
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Van Kleek, Max, Smith, Daniel Alexander, Hall, Wendy and Shadbolt, Nigel R. (2013) "The Crowd Keeps Me in Shape": Social Psychology and the Present and Future of Health Social Machines. SOCM2013: The Theory and Practice of Social Machines, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. pp. 927-932 .

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Can the Web help people live healthier lives? This paper seeks to answer this question through an examination of sites, apps and online communities designed to help people improve their fitness, better manage their disease(s) and conditions, and to solve the often elusive connections between the symptoms they experience, diseases and treatments. These health social machines employ a combination of both simple and complex social and computational processes to provide such support. We first provide a descriptive classification of the kinds of machines currently available, and the support each class offers. We then describe the limitations exhibited by these systems and potential ways around them, towards the design of more effective machines in the future.

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Published date: 2013
Venue - Dates: SOCM2013: The Theory and Practice of Social Machines, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013-01-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 350511
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/350511
ISBN: 978-1-4503-2038-2
PURE UUID: 86cff29f-7310-4d55-80cb-a5440d0d6c52
ORCID for Wendy Hall: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4327-7811

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Date deposited: 26 Mar 2013 10:16
Last modified: 19 Nov 2019 02:04

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Author: Max Van Kleek
Author: Daniel Alexander Smith
Author: Wendy Hall ORCID iD
Author: Nigel R. Shadbolt

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