This study focused on eating disorder webs, including proeating disorder blogs and recovery blogs. The authors reported the proeating disorder blogs reflected lower cognitive processing, closed-minded writing style, less emotional expression, fewer social references, and a focus on eating related contents than recovery blogs. The authors suggested the distinct language patterns appear to reflect the psychological conditions of the blog authors and provide insight into the author’s various stages of coping.
Wolf, Markus, Theis, Florian, and Kordy, Hans. (2013). Language use in eating disorder blogs – Psychological implications of social online activity. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 32, 212-226.