Crowdsourcing Synchronous Spectator Support: (go on, go on, you're the best) n-1

Curmi, F, Ferrario, M, Whittle, J and Mueller, F 2015, 'Crowdsourcing Synchronous Spectator Support: (go on, go on, you're the best) n-1', in Proceedings of the 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2015), Seoul, Republic of Korea, 18-23 April 2015, pp. 757-766.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Crowdsourcing Synchronous Spectator Support: (go on, go on, you're the best) n-1
Author(s) Curmi, F
Ferrario, M
Whittle, J
Mueller, F
Year 2015
Conference name CHI 2015: Crossings: crossing boundaries, crossing disciplines and crossing nations.
Conference location Seoul, Republic of Korea
Conference dates 18-23 April 2015
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2015)
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery
Place of publication New York, United States
Start page 757
End page 766
Total pages 10
Abstract Many studies have shown that crowd-support, such as cheering during sport events, can have a positive impact on athletes' performance. However, up until recently this support was only possible if the supporters and the athletes were geographically co-located. Can cheering be done remotely and would this be effective? In this paper we investigate the effect and possibilities of live remote cheering on co-located athletes and online supporting crowds that have a weak social tie and no social tie with the athlete. We recruit 140 online spectators and 5 athletes for an ad-hoc 5km road race. Results indicate that crowds socially closer to the athletes are significantly more engaged in the support. The athletes were excited by live remote cheering from friendsourced spectators and cheering from unknown crowdsourced participants indicating that remote friends and outsourced spectators could be an important source of support.
Subjects Computer-Human Interaction
Computer Gaming and Animation
Digital and Interaction Design
Keyword(s) Crowdsourcing
Friendsourcing
Spectator Support
Social Networks
Sports
Spectators
Broadcast
Cheering
Human Behavior
DOI - identifier 10.1145/2702123.2702338
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ISBN 9781450331456
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