Social networking use and RescueTime: The issue of engagement

Emily I M Collins, Anna L. Cox, Jon Bird, Daniel Harrison

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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 ).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp 2014 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages687-690
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450330473
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2014 - Seattle, USA United States
Duration: 13 Sep 201417 Sep 2014

Conference

Conference2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2014
CountryUSA United States
CitySeattle
Period13/09/1417/09/14

Keywords

  • Personal informatics
  • Social networking
  • Stress
  • Time management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

Cite this

Collins, E. I. M., Cox, A. L., Bird, J., & Harrison, D. (2014). Social networking use and RescueTime: The issue of engagement. In UbiComp 2014 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (pp. 687-690). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2638728.2641322