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Sport in a Digital Age
Sport in a Digital Age
11.1 Introduction: Living in a Digital Age

In opening her exploration of sociology in a digital age, Lupton (2015, p. 1) recognises the evident truism, ‘We now live in a digital society. New digital technologies have had a profound influence on everyday life, social relations, government, commerce, the economy and the dissemination of knowledge’. Meeting friends, buying items, entertainment choices, activity selection, holiday destinations, etc., are increasingly mediated through digital platforms. A typical living room includes a diverse array of digital technologies that have, over the last few decades, permeated everyday life including sport and leisure.

The scale and complexity of electronic developments such as electronic libraries, search engines and supermarkets, in turn, necessitate new navigational tools ...

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