Encounters with self-monitoring data on ICT use

Minna Saariketo*

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This article elaborates on the prospects for research interventions that repurpose the means of datafication to create possibilities for people to reflect on what it means in their daily lives. The research data consist of qualitative research interviews (n=13) in which media diaries and tracking data from the participants’ smartphones and computers served as prompts for reflection. The experiences from the self-monitoring and the encounters with tracked data by self-identified avid ICT users are analysed to gain a better understanding of the kinds of possibilities for reflexivity that are enabled when people have access to data that are rarely available to them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-140
Number of pages16
JournalNordicom Review
Issue numbers1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Datafication
  • ICT use
  • Research intervention
  • Self-monitoring
  • Self-tracking


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