Communication inequalities and public health implications of adult social networking site use in the United States.

@article{Kontos2010CommunicationIA,
  title={Communication inequalities and public health implications of adult social networking site use in the United States.},
  author={Emily Kontos and Karen M. Emmons and Elaine Puleo and Kasisomayajula Viswanath},
  journal={Journal of health communication},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 Suppl 3},
  pages={216-35}
}
Social media, and specifically social networking sites (SNSs), are emerging as an important platform for communication and health information exchange. Yet, despite the increase in popularity and use, only a limited number of empirical studies document which segments of the adult population are and are not using social networking sites and with what, if any, affect on health. The purpose of this study is to identify potential communication inequalities in social networking site use among a… CONTINUE READING
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