Public Anxiety and Information Seeking Following the H1N1 Outbreak: Blogs, Newspaper Articles, and Wikipedia Visits

@article{Tausczik2012PublicAA,
  title={Public Anxiety and Information Seeking Following the H1N1 Outbreak: Blogs, Newspaper Articles, and Wikipedia Visits},
  author={Yla R. Tausczik and Kate Faasse and James W. Pennebaker and Keith J. Petrie},
  journal={Health Communication},
  year={2012},
  volume={27},
  pages={179 - 185}
}
Web-based methodologies may provide a new and unique insight into public response to an infectious disease outbreak. This naturalistic study investigates the effectiveness of new web-based methodologies in assessing anxiety and information seeking in response to the 2009 H1N1 outbreak by examining language use in weblogs (“blogs”), newspaper articles, and web-based information seeking. Language use in blogs and newspaper articles was assessed using Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count, and… 

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