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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330514/zika-virus-related-photo-sharing-on-pinterest-and-instagram
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Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Elizabeth B Blankenship, M Elizabeth Goff, Lindsay A Mullican, Kwun Cheung Chan, Nitin Saroha, Carmen H Duke, Marina E Eremeeva, King-Wa Fu, Zion Tsz Ho Tse
OBJECTIVE: Pinterest (San Francisco, CA) and Instagram (Menlo Park, CA) are 2 popular photo-sharing social media platforms among young individuals. We assessed differences between Instagram and Pinterest in relaying photographic information regarding Zika virus. Specifically, we investigated whether the percentage of Zika-virus-related photos with Spanish or Portuguese texts embedded therein was higher for Instagram than for Pinterest and whether the contents of Zika-virus-related photos shared on Pinterest were different from those shared on Instagram...
March 23, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279545/social-media-use-and-perceived-social-isolation-among-young-adults-in-the-u-s
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Brian A Primack, Ariel Shensa, Jaime E Sidani, Erin O Whaite, Liu Yi Lin, Daniel Rosen, Jason B Colditz, Ana Radovic, Elizabeth Miller
INTRODUCTION: Perceived social isolation (PSI) is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Social media platforms, commonly used by young adults, may offer an opportunity to ameliorate social isolation. This study assessed associations between social media use (SMU) and PSI among U.S. young adults. METHODS: Participants were a nationally representative sample of 1,787 U.S. adults aged 19-32 years. They were recruited in October-November 2014 for a cross-sectional survey using a sampling frame that represented 97% of the U...
February 24, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270790/consistently-showing-your-best-side-intra-individual-consistency-in-selfie-pose-orientation
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Annukka K Lindell
Painted and photographic portraits of others show an asymmetric bias: people favor their left cheek. Both experimental and database studies confirm that the left cheek bias extends to selfies. To date all such selfie studies have been cross-sectional; whether individual selfie-takers tend to consistently favor the same pose orientation, or switch between multiple poses, remains to be determined. The present study thus examined intra-individual consistency in selfie pose orientations. Two hundred selfie-taking participants (100 male and 100 female) were identified by searching #selfie on Instagram...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270789/universal-principles-of-depicting-oneself-across-the-centuries-from-renaissance-self-portraits-to-selfie-photographs
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Claus-Christian Carbon
Selfie-photography is generally thought of as a cultural mass phenomenon of the early 21st century, inseparably related to the development and triumph of the smartphone with integrated camera. Western culture, however, has been highly familiar with self-depictions since the Renaissance days. Putting the contemporary selfie into this historic context covering more than five centuries of cultural development from Dürer's (1500) famous "Self-Portrait at 28" (also known as "Selbstbildnis im Pelzrock") to today's Instagram galleries allows for identifying central parallels concerning the technical and social antecedents as well as common underlying psychological factors and shared properties of different kinds of self-depiction...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268071/no-filter-a-characterization-of-pharmacist-posts-on-instagram
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F Mark Hindman, Alison E Bukowitz, Brent N Reed, T Joseph Mattingly
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to characterize the underlying intent of Instagram posts using the hashtag metadata term "#pharmacist" over a 1-year period. The secondary objective was to determine whether statistically significant relationships existed between the categories and the 2 dichotomous variables tested, self-portrayed images, and relation to health care. DESIGN: Retrospective, cross-sectional, mixed methods, exploratory, descriptive study. SETTING: A review of available Instagram posts using the hashtag metadata "#pharmacist" from November 4, 2014, to November 3, 2015...
March 4, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263682/generation-validation-the-role-of-social-comparison-in-use-of-instagram-among-emerging-adults
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Peta Stapleton, Gabriella Luiz, Hannah Chatwin
Social networking sites (SNSs) provide emerging adults with extreme and unprecedented transparency, exposing them to a plethora of opportunities for social comparison. In light of the growing use of the popular SNS, Instagram, among emerging adults, the purpose of this study was to examine the impact of exposure to social media-based social comparison information on self-esteem. The study recruited 237 participants through social media. The sample was narrowed to young adults aged 18-29 years. The study used a correlational nonexperimental approach to investigate two mediation models proposed in the literature...
March 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251592/instagram-use-is-linked-to-increased-symptoms-of-orthorexia-nervosa
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Pixie G Turner, Carmen E Lefevre
PURPOSE: Social media use is ever increasing amongst young adults and has previously been shown to have negative effects on body image, depression, social comparison, and disordered eating. One eating disorder of interest in this context is orthorexia nervosa, an obsession with eating healthily. High orthorexia nervosa prevalence has been found in populations who take an active interest in their health and body and is frequently comorbid with anorexia nervosa. Here, we investigate links between social media use, in particularly Instagram and orthorexia nervosa symptoms...
March 1, 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222885/the-influence-of-lip-form-on-incisal-display-with-lips-in-repose-on-the-esthetic-preferences-of-dentists-and-lay-people
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Jee Kim, Richard Topolski, Douglas Dickinson, Van Ramos
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Information is lacking for viewer preferences for incisal display with lips in repose. PURPOSE: The purpose of this online survey was to establish measurement parameters to classify and define a lip form and to evaluate the influence of lip form on dentists' and laypersons' preferences for the amount of incisal display with lips in repose. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Computer-generated male and female models were created using 3 different lip forms each, straight, moderate, and high...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121173/a-call-for-innovative-social-media-research-in-the-field-of-augmentative-and-alternative-communication
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Bronwyn Hemsley, Susan Balandin, Stuart Palmer, Stephen Dann
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) social media research is relatively new, and is built on a foundation of research on use of the Internet and social media by people with communication disabilities. Although the field is expanding to include a range of people who use AAC, there are limitations and gaps in research that will need to be addressed in order to keep pace with the rapid evolution of social media connectivity in assistive communication technologies. In this paper, we consider the aims, scope, and methodologies of AAC social media research, with a focus on social network sites...
March 2017: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077449/waterpipe-promotion-and-use-on-instagram-hookah
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Jon-Patrick Allem, Kar-Hai Chu, Tess Boley Cruz, Jennifer B Unger
INTRODUCTION: Waterpipe (hookah) use is becoming more prevalent in the United States and abroad with potential implications for public health. As waterpipe use rapidly grows in popularity, novel data streams are needed that can help capture and document the social and environmental context in which individuals use, and are marketed, this emerging tobacco product. This study characterized waterpipe-related posts on Instagram in order to inform regulatory and policy activities in the United States...
January 11, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075492/a-thematic-content-analysis-of-cheatmeal-images-on-social-media-characterizing-an-emerging-dietary-trend
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Eva Pila, Jonathan M Mond, Scott Griffiths, Deborah Mitchison, Stuart B Murray
Despite the pervasive social endorsement of "cheat meals" within pro-muscularity online communities, there is an absence of empirical work examining this dietary phenomenon. The present study aimed to characterize cheat meals, and explore the meaning ascribed to engagement in this practice. Thematic content analysis was employed to code the photographic and textual elements of a sample (n = 600) that was extracted from over 1.6 million images marked with the #cheatmeal tag on the social networking site, Instagram...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855266/instagram-use-loneliness-and-social-comparison-orientation-interact-and-browse-on-social-media-but-don-t-compare
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Chia-Chen Yang
Ever since the emergence of social networking sites (SNSs), it has remained a question without a conclusive answer whether SNSs make people more or less lonely. To achieve a better understanding, researchers need to move beyond studying overall SNS usage. In addition, it is necessary to attend to personal attributes as potential moderators. Given that SNSs provide rich opportunities for social comparison, one highly relevant personality trait would be social comparison orientation (SCO), and yet this personal attribute has been understudied in social media research...
December 2016: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852889/-fitspo-on-instagram-a-mixed-methods-approach-using-netlytic-and-photo-analysis-uncovering-the-online-discussion-and-author-image-characteristics
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Sara Santarossa, Paige Coyne, Carly Lisinski, Sarah J Woodruff
The #fitspo 'tag' is a recent trend on Instagram, which is used on posts to motivate others towards a healthy lifestyle through exercise/eating habits. This study used a mixed-methods approach consisting of text and network analysis via the Netlytic program (N = 10,000 #fitspo posts), and content analysis of #fitspo images (N = 122) was used to examine author and image characteristics. Results suggest that #fitspo posts may motivate through appearance-mediated themes, as the largest content categories (based on the associated text) were 'feeling good' and 'appearance'...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799537/continental-scale-quantification-of-landscape-values-using-social-media-data
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Boris T van Zanten, Derek B Van Berkel, Ross K Meentemeyer, Jordan W Smith, Koen F Tieskens, Peter H Verburg
Individuals, communities, and societies ascribe a diverse array of values to landscapes. These values are shaped by the aesthetic, cultural, and recreational benefits and services provided by those landscapes. However, across the globe, processes such as urbanization, agricultural intensification, and abandonment are threatening landscape integrity, altering the personally meaningful connections people have toward specific places. Existing methods used to study landscape values, such as social surveys, are poorly suited to capture dynamic landscape-scale processes across large geographic extents...
November 15, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795223/impact-of-increasing-social-media-use-on-sitting-time-and-body-mass-index
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Stephanie Alley, Pauline Wellens, Stephanie Schoeppe, Hein de Vries, Amanda L Rebar, Camille E Short, Mitch J Duncan, Corneel Vandelanotte
Issue addressed: Sedentary behaviours, in particular sitting, increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and poorer mental health status. In Australia, 70% of adults sit for more than 8h per day. The use of social media applications (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) is on the rise; however, no studies have explored the association of social media use with sitting time and body mass index (BMI).Methods: Cross-sectional self-report data on demographics, BMI and sitting time were collected from 1140 participants in the 2013 Queensland Social Survey...
October 28, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776267/facebook-dethroned-revealing-the-more-likely-social-media-destinations-for-college-students-depictions-of-underage-drinking
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Sarah C Boyle, Andrew M Earle, Joseph W LaBrie, Kayla Ballou
Studies examining representations of college drinking on social media have almost exclusively focused on Facebook. However, recent research suggests college students may be more influenced by peers' alcohol-related posts on Instagram and Snapchat, two image-based platforms popular among this demographic. One potential explanation for this differential influence is that qualitative distinctions in the types of alcohol-related content posted by students on these three platforms may exist. Informed by undergraduate focus groups, this study examined the hypothesis that, of the three platforms, students tend to use Instagram most often for photos glamourizing drinking and Snapchat for incriminating photos of alcohol misuse and negative consequences...
February 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771170/integrating-social-media-and-anterior-cruciate-ligament-surgery-an-analysis-of-patient-surgeon-and-hospital-use
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Prem N Ramkumar, Ton La, Evan Fisch, Peter D Fabricant, Alexander E White, Kristofer J Jones, Samuel A Taylor
PURPOSE: The purpose of this observational study of social media in sports medicine was to investigate and analyze the presence and shared content of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) patients, sports surgeons, and top orthopaedic hospitals on popular social media streams. METHODS: A search of 2 public domains (Instagram and Twitter) was performed over a 6-month period. ACL surgery ("#aclsurgery") was selected for the Instagram-based patient analysis after exclusion of veterinary ACL operations...
March 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731855/use-of-social-media-for-professional-development-by-health-care-professionals-a-cross-sectional-web-based-survey
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Hana Alsobayel
BACKGROUND: Social media can be used in health care settings to enhance professional networking and education; patient communication, care, and education; public health programs; organizational promotion; and research. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the use of social media networks for the purpose of professional development among health care professionals in Saudi Arabia using a purpose-designed Web-based survey. METHODS: A cross-sectional web-based survey was undertaken...
September 12, 2016: JMIR Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660111/vaping-on-instagram-cloud-chasing-hand-checks-and-product-placement
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Kar-Hai Chu, Jon-Patrick Allem, Tess Boley Cruz, Jennifer B Unger
INTRODUCTION: This study documented images posted on Instagram of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarette) and vaping (activity associated with e-cigarette use). Although e-cigarettes have been studied on Twitter, few studies have focused on Instagram, despite having 500 million users. Instagram's emphasis on images warranted investigation of e-cigarettes, as past tobacco industry strategies demonstrated that images could be used to mislead in advertisements, or normalise tobacco-related behaviours...
September 22, 2016: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622447/management-of-electronic-social-networks-by-students-of-medicine-the-case-of-publication-of-photographs-with-patients-and-professional-medical-conduct
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Pedro José Villamizar, Sandra Milena Moreno, Freddy Moreno
INTRODUCTION: The socio-demographic characterization of medical students at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Cali, Colombia, was made using a survey and focus group discussion to collect information on access to the Internet, management of electronic social networks and the dissemination of photographs with patients taken during medical teaching rounds, a practice that constitutes a breach of professional medical conduct.  OBJECTIVE: To identify the management of social electronic networks by students of medicine with respect to the publication of photographs with patients...
March 3, 2016: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
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