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Food for thought: Exploring how people think and talk about food online

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/04/2018
<mark>Journal</mark>Appetite
Volume123
Number of pages12
Pages (from-to)390-401
Publication statusPublished
Early online date6/02/18
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This exploratory study examined the ways in which people communicate about food online by analyzing food-related conversations on Reddit, a social news networking site. The Meaning Extraction Helper (MEH) was used to analyze 2 corpora and define central themes related to online food talk. In light of these themes, the researchers discuss socio-cultural components shaping the food conversations in our society in general as well as healthy versus unhealthy communities, and provided specific directions for future empirical research.