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  • Screenomics: A Framework to Capture and Analyze Personal Life Experiences and the Ways that Technology Shapes Them. Human-computer interaction Reeves, B. n., Ram, N. n., Robinson, T. N., Cummings, J. J., Giles, C. L., Pan, J. n., Chiatti, A. n., Cho, M. J., Roehrick, K. n., Yang, X. n., Gagneja, A. n., Brinberg, M. n., Muise, D. n., Lu, Y. n., Luo, M. n., Fitzgerald, A. n., Yeykelis, L. n. 2021; 36 (2): 150–201

    Abstract

    Digital experiences capture an increasingly large part of life, making them a preferred, if not required, method to describe and theorize about human behavior. Digital media also shape behavior by enabling people to switch between different content easily, and create unique threads of experiences that pass quickly through numerous information categories. Current methods of recording digital experiences provide only partial reconstructions of digital lives that weave - often within seconds - among multiple applications, locations, functions and media. We describe an end-to-end system for capturing and analyzing the "screenome" of life in media, i.e., the record of individual experiences represented as a sequence of screens that people view and interact with over time. The system includes software that collects screenshots, extracts text and images, and allows searching of a screenshot database. We discuss how the system can be used to elaborate current theories about psychological processing of technology, and suggest new theoretical questions that are enabled by multiple time scale analyses. Capabilities of the system are highlighted with eight research examples that analyze screens from adults who have generated data within the system. We end with a discussion of future uses, limitations, theory and privacy.

    View details for DOI 10.1080/07370024.2019.1578652

    View details for PubMedID 33867652

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC8045984

  • Capturing Clicks: How the Chinese Government Uses Clickbait to Compete for Visibility POLITICAL COMMUNICATION Lu, Y., Pan, J. 2020
  • Screenomics: a framework to capture and analyze personal life experiences and the ways that technology shapes them Human-Computer Interaction Reeves, B. 2019