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Deborah Lupton

In: The SAGE Handbook of Social Media

Chapter 31: Lively Data, Social Fitness and Biovalue: The Intersections of Health and Fitness Self-tracking and Social Media

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Lively Data, Social Fitness and Biovalue: The Intersections of Health and Fitness Self-tracking and Social Media
Lively data, social fitness and biovalue: The intersections of health and fitness self-tracking and social media
Deborah Lupton
Introduction

The fitness-tracking platform Strava calls itself ‘The social network for athletes’ on its Twitter account. Its Twitter feed is filled with screenshots of the routes that members of the platform have taken on their bicycle rides, swims or runs, and accounts of how many kilometres they have travelled and how fast they have done so. These images and comments contribute to the social media functions of the site. The Strava website lists the opportunity for members to ‘socialize’ by following friends and their activities, joining or creating clubs and ‘pushing’ each other ...

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