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}
}
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