Stay connected and keep motivated: Modeling activity level of exercise in an online fitness community

Li Zeng, Zack W. Almquist, Emma S. Spiro

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Abstract

Recent years have witnessed a growing popularity of activity tracking applications. Previously work has focused on three major types of social interaction features in such applications: cooperation, competition and community. Such features motivate users to be more active in exercise and stay within the track of positive behavior change. Online fitness communities such as Strava encourage users to connect to peers and provide a rich set of social interaction features. Utilizing a large-scale behavioral trace data set, this work aims to analyze the dynamics of online fitness behaviors and network subscription as well as the relationship between them. Our results indicate that activeness of fitness behaviors not only has seasonal variations, but also vary by user group and how well users are connected in an online fitness community. These results provide important implications for studies on network-based health and design of application features for health promotion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSocial Computing and Social Media. Technologies and Analytics - 10th International Conference, SCSM 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer- Verlag
Pages137-147
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319914848
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event10th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media, SCSM 2018 Held as Part of HCI International 2018 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Jul 15 2018Jul 20 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10914 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other10th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media, SCSM 2018 Held as Part of HCI International 2018
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period7/15/187/20/18

Keywords

  • Behavioral traces
  • Event history analysis
  • Fitness behaviors
  • Online fitness communities
  • Social interaction
  • Social media

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