• Sociology, Computer Science
  • Published in ICWSM 2016

Fetishizing Food in Digital Age: #foodporn Around the World

@article{Mejova2016FetishizingFI,
  title={Fetishizing Food in Digital Age: #foodporn Around the World},
  author={Yelena Mejova and Sofiane Abbar and Hamed Haddadi},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2016},
  volume={abs/1603.00229}
}
What food is so good as to be considered pornographic? Worldwide, the popular #foodporn hashtag has been used to share appetizing pictures of peoples' favorite culinary experiences. But social scientists ask whether #foodporn promotes an unhealthy relationship with food, as pornography would contribute to an unrealistic view of sexuality. In this study, we examine nearly 10 million Instagram posts by 1.7 million users worldwide. An overwhelming (and uniform across the nations) obsession with… CONTINUE READING

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