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Technologies for sharing: lessons from quantified self about the political economy of platforms

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Quantified Self (QS) is a group that coordinates a global set of in-person meetings for sharing personal experiences and experiments with self-tracking behaviours, moods, and activities. Through participation in US-based QS events and watching online QS presentations from around the globe, we identify a function of ambiguous valuation for supporting sharing communities. Drawing on Stark's (2011 Stark, D. (2011). The sense of dissonance: Accounts of worth in economic life. Princeton, NJ: Princ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/1369118X.2015.1118520

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, Social Sciences, Oxford Internet Institute
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Information, Communication & Society Journal website
Volume:
19
Issue:
4
Pages:
518-531
Publication date:
2015-12-29
Acceptance date:
2015-11-06
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EISSN:
1468-4462
ISSN:
1369-118X
Pubs id:
pubs:638786
URN:
uri:43874fde-cbb2-4e47-baf8-dc9fafdbd9ee
UUID:
43874fde-cbb2-4e47-baf8-dc9fafdbd9ee
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pubs:638786
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