SOCIAL MEDIA AND MOTIVATIONINFORMATION CULTURE – MEGAN MCKEEVER
MORE SPECIFICALLY…• Fitness, Nutrition and Health Social Media sites and applications
LIVESTRONG DAILY PLATE• Livestrong has both an online site and an app to record your food and exercise and share your progress with friends
REWARDSParticipants arerewarded withmPoints eachtime they trackan exercise orfood.Points are talliedand can beredeemed forchances to winlarge prizes orfor giftcertificate.
COMMUNITY• The Community features allows you to see what others are saying and reply to their comments.• On Livestrong.com, you can actually “friend” others and follow their progress, but this isn’t supported on the free app yet.
NEXERCISE• Allows you to post daily workouts and share them with others.• Keeps record of all your workouts. And assigns points per completed workout.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?• Seeing results or chatting with online friends may increase your motivation• Seeing posts on other platforms, such as Facebook or Twitter, may increase interest in the app• Competing with others may increase activity