Seniors' online communities: a quantitative content analysis.

  title={Seniors' online communities: a quantitative content analysis.},
  author={Galit Nimrod},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  volume={50 3},
PURPOSE To examine the contents and characteristics of seniors' online communities and to explore their potential benefits to older adults. DESIGN AND METHODS Quantitative content analysis of a full year's data from 14 leading online communities using a novel computerized system. The overall database included 686,283 messages. RESULTS There was a constant increase in the daily activity level during the research period. Content analysis identified 13 main subjects discussed in the… 

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