Language Use in Eating Disorder Blogs

@article{Wolf2013LanguageUI,
  title={Language Use in Eating Disorder Blogs},
  author={Markus Wolf and Florian Theis and Hans Kordy},
  journal={Journal of Language and Social Psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={32},
  pages={212 - 226}
}
Social media have become a significant means for peer-related communication, self-presentation, and identity management. So-called eating disorder websites that propagate a drastic thin ideal and unhealthy eating behaviors have triggered a debate about the harmful facets of social Internet activity. Little research has addressed the language that is used by the authors of these websites. The present study focuses on personal weblogs, a popular form of mostly text-based, diary-like, online… 

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