Social (Media) jet lag: How usage of social technology can modulate and reflect circadian rhythms

Elizabeth L. Murnane, Saeed Abdullah, Mark Matthews, Tanzeem Choudhury, Geri Gay

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Abstract

By nature, we are circadian creatures whose bodies' biological clocks drive numerous physiological, mental, and behavioral rhythms. Simultaneously, we are social beings. Accordingly, our internal circadian timings experience interference from externally determined factors such as work schedules and social engagements, and digital connectivity imports additional social constraints that can further misalign our individual body clocks. Misalignment between biological and social time causes social jet lag [50], which has serious physical and mental health consequences. It particularly impacts our sleep processes and neurobehavioral functioning. Examining the interplay between biological rhythms and technologymediated social interactions, we find that technology may both modulate and reflect circadian rhythms. We also leverage such social-sensor data to infer sleep-related behaviors and disruptions and to analyze variations in attention, cognitive performance, and mood following (in)adequate sleep. We conclude with recommendations for designing technologies attuned to our innate biological traits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUbiComp 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages843-854
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450335744
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 7 2015
Event3rd ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2015 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: Sep 7 2015Sep 11 2015

Publication series

NameUbiComp 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

Other

Other3rd ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2015
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period9/7/159/11/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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    Murnane, E. L., Abdullah, S., Matthews, M., Choudhury, T., & Gay, G. (2015). Social (Media) jet lag: How usage of social technology can modulate and reflect circadian rhythms. In UbiComp 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (pp. 843-854). (UbiComp 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2750858.2807522