The Secret Life of Online Moms: Anonymity and Disinhibition on YouBeMom.com

@inproceedings{Schoenebeck2013TheSL,
  title={The Secret Life of Online Moms: Anonymity and Disinhibition on YouBeMom.com},
  author={Sarita Yardi Schoenebeck},
  booktitle={ICWSM},
  year={2013}
}
Moms are one of the fastest growing demographics online. While much is known about where they spend their time, little is known about how they spend it. Using a dataset of over 51 million posts and comments from the website YouBeMom.com, this paper explores what kinds of topics moms talk about when they are not constrained by norms and expectations of face-to-face culture. Results show that almost 5% of posts are about dh, or “dear husband,” but these posts tend to express more negative emotion… CONTINUE READING
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