Social Media and Health
The editorial team of The Journal of Social Media in Society is pleased to present this special issue on health and social media. The objective of this special issue is to elucidate relationships between health and social media including but not limited to: (1) social media as a mechanism to document health, (2) social media for health education, and (3) how social media can influence health in a myriad of ways. At the time this special issue is in preparation, we are in the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. This special issue is a reflection of just some of the ways that health can be impacted by, measured by, and studied using social media. The editors of The Journal of Social Media in Society recognize the impact of social media on health, and hope that you will enjoy this special issue dedicated to this very important topic that is at the forefront of the world’s most pressing challenges.
Coyne, P., Santarossa, S., Dufour, E., Greenham, C. G., & Woodruff, S. J. (2022). #BodyIssue: An analyses of the conversation surrounding the 2016 and 2017 ESPN’s body issue men athletes on Instagram. The Journal of Social Media in Society, 11(1), 46-59.
Langstedt, E. & Hunt, D. S. (2022). Loneliness and hobby adoption: Social networking during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Journal of Social Media in Society, 11(1), 81-102.
McColgan, C. & Paradis, K. F. (2022). Social media usage, physical activity, social physique anxiety, and self-presentation in exercise amongst women: A one-week screen-time data tracking study. The Journal of Social Media in Society, 11(1), 58-79.
Salafia, C. & DiPacido, J. (2022). Social media and vaping: The role of social norms and motives. The Journal of Social Media in Society, 11(1), 3-26.
Vaterlaus, J. M., Patten, E. V., & Spruance, L. A. (2022). #Alonetogether: An exploratory study of social media use at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Journal of Social Media in Society, 11(1), 27-45.
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