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Table 4 Social media features

From: Examining the use of evidence-based and social media supported tools in freely accessible physical activity intervention websites

Website feature Number (n = 46) Percent Sub-score
Types of user generated content:    
- Sharing status updates 27 58.7 c
- Discussion forum 23 50 c
- Allowing personal user interactions 23 50 c
- Sharing success stories or testimonials 23 50 a,c
- Uploading photos or images 22 47.8 c
- Providing blogs 20 43.5 c
- Adding comments 18 39.1 c
- Share activity levels 10 21.7 c
- Invite new users to the site 9 19.6 a,c
- Google Map mash-ups 8 17.4 c
- No options for users to generate content 12 26.1  
- One or two options for users to generate content 9 19.6  
- Three to four options for users to generate content 4 8.7  
- Five to six options for users to generate content 6 13.1  
- Seven to eight options for users to generate content 9 19.6  
- Nine to ten options for users to generate content 6 13.1  
Gamification features:    
- Participation in challenges 9 19.6 b
- Creation of challenges 8 17.4 b,c
- Creation of activity teams 5 10.9 b,c
- Ability to earn points 4 8.7 a
- Leader board rankings 4 8.7 a
- Ability to earn trophies 3 6.5 a
- Ability to earn badges 2 4.3 a
- Ability to earn medals 2 4.3 a
- No gamification features available 35 76.1  
- One or two gamification features available 6 13.1  
- Three or more gamification features available 5 10.9  
Sharing of information with other websites through widgets:    
- No options to share through widgets 13 28.3  
- Facebook widget 32 69.6 b
- Twitter widget 27 58.7 b
- Pintrest widget 16 34.8 b
- Google widget 15 32.6 b
- e-mail widget 15 32.6 b
- Tumblr widget 7 15.2 b
- Linkedin widget 6 13.1 b
- Flicker widget 6 13.1 b
- Other (>5 for each): Research gate, Myspace, Blogger 22 47.8  
Has a presence on Facebook:    
- No Facebook presence 16 34.8  
- Low Facebook usage (<1 update/week) 3 6.5 b
- Medium Facebook usage (1 to 6 updates/week) 10 21.7 b
- High Facebook usage (≥7 updates/week) 17 37 b
Has a Twitter feed:    
- No Twitter feed 24 52.2  
- Low Twitter usage (<1 update/week) 3 6.5 b
- Medium Twitter usage (1 to 6 updates/week) 4 8.7 b
- High Twitter usage (≥7 updates/week) 15 32.6 b
Has a YouTube channel:    
- No YouTube channel 24 52.2 b
- Has between 0 and 10 videos on channel 7 15.2  
- Has between 11 and 30 videos on channel 4 8.7  
- Has more then 30 videos on channel 11 23.9  
Has a smartphone application    
- No smartphone application 30 65.2  
- Has iOS (Apple) application 16 34.8 b
- Has Android (Google) application 6 13.1 b
- Has a free smartphone app 11 23.9  
- Has a commercial smartphone app (range: $1.99- $4.99) 5 10.9  
Other social media features:    
- Has a 'Wiki' 1 2.2 b,c
- Has an 'RSS feed' 13 28.3 b
- Has ability to log in via social media integration 14 30.4 b
  1. Note. Sub-score: a = part of the Behavioral Components Score; b = part of the Interactivity Score; c = part of the User Generated Content Score.