Health

Eating disorders online

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How are social media platforms and their algorithms affecting people who suffer from an eating disorder? This Diggit Magazine file engages with the influence of the internet on the ways in which eating disorder sufferers exchange experiences and ideas, and might trigger each other online. 

digital health, health, AI, algorithmic intelligence and health

Digital Health

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Digitalization, algorithmic intelligence and digital platformization are affecting all areas of our lives. Health is no exception. In this new Diggit Magazine file, you can learn more about digital health and the relationship between health and digitalization.

Does a Fitbit make you healthier and happier?

Paper
Iris Olde Hampsink
03/09/2021
11 minutes to read

This article analyzes the app Fitbit, its aim and its game design elements. What makes Fitbit both successful and unsuccessful. Additionally, the article discusses what role participatory surveillance plays on the app. 

How an insurance company motivates clients to stay healthy: the a.s.r. Vitality app

Article
Isabelle Cijsouw
18/05/2021
16 minutes to read

This article explores how the a.s.r. Vitality app communicates societal health norms and shows how important notions in Michel Foucault’s work - the panopticon, social hygiene and the care of the self - can be applied to this phenomenon.

Miah Moos

How a college student lives a zero waste lifestyle

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
10/10/2018
13 minutes to read

What does it actually take to live a mindful life with zero waste? Is it possible to survive the struggle of reorganizing your life habits if you are still a student? And how expensive it is to do good for the environment? 

Matcha: Don't let yourself be fooled by superfoods

Article
Federica Morgandi
21/09/2018
9 minutes to read

Superfoods are hot, and so is Matcha, the powdered green tea. Matcha is more than just tea, it is a superfood, an identity emblem and a social media phenomenon. 

Meat is weak: why we should consider veganism

Column
Lucas Pascholatti
03/04/2017
8 minutes to read

This column disscusses the meat industry, the consequences of advertising meat consumption and the necessity of vegetarianism.