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Social networking use and RescueTime: The issue of engagement

Collins, EIM; Cox, AL; Harrison, D; Bird, J; (2014) Social networking use and RescueTime: The issue of engagement. In: Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct Publication. (pp. 687 - 690). ACM Green open access

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Abstract

The dramatic rise in the use of social network sites (SNS) has resulted in a number of users feeling stressed about the extent of their personal use. Previous work has established that daily retrospective estimations of SNS use and access to RescueTime not only improve accuracy of estimations but also reduce perceived stress. The present study aimed to extend this by also exploring the influence of prospective estimations on stress and perceived time management. However, the study was thwarted by incredibly low engagement with RescueTime and consequently, no improvement in estimation accuracy and no reduction in stress. This indicates substantial individual differences in engagement and a requirement for external sources of motivation for using personal informatics, beyond the tasks of the study. Copyright is held by the owner/author(s ).

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Social networking use and RescueTime: The issue of engagement
Event: UbiComp '14 Adjunct
ISBN-13: 978-1-4503-3047-3
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1145/2638728.2641322
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2638728.2641322
Language: English
Additional information: © Owner/Author 2014. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct Publication , http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2638728.2641322"
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > UCL Interaction Centre
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1451626
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