“Hey World, Take a Look at Me!”: Appreciating the Human Body on Social Network Sites
Social network sites (SNSs) such as Facebook have the potential to persuade people to adopt a lifestyle based on exercise and healthy nutrition. We report the findings of a qualitative study of an SNS for bodybuilders, looking at how bodybuilders present themselves online and how they orchestrate the SNS with their offline activities. Discussing the persuasive element of appreciation, we aim to extend previous work on persuasion in web 2.0 technologies.
KeywordsPersuasive technology social network sites web 2.0 persuasion appreciation recognition fitness bodybuilding
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