Baker, James R.;
Moore, Susan M.
New MySpace.com users (N = 134, mean age 24.5 years) completed a questionnaire about their intent to blog and several psychosocial variables. Intending bloggers scored higher on psychological distress, self-blame, and venting and scored lower on social integration and satisfaction with number of online and face-to-face friends. Intending bloggers may view this activity as a potential mechanism for coping with distress in situations in which they feel inadequately linked with social supports.
CyberPsychology and Behavior, Vol. 11, no. 1 (2008), pp. 81-85
Mary Ann Liebert
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