In this study, we examine the notion of online support group as virtual communities of practice (CoPs) through the example of a binge eating online forum. Our qualitative findings emphasize the collaborative, communicative acts of problem-solving among Internet users that go beyond usual categorization of types of support. Three potential themes illustrate the different communication practices adopted by participants to fulfil varied needs in various stages of coping with binge eating.
|Published - Jul 2022
|12th International Conference on Social Media & Society - Online
Duration: 18 Jul 2022 → 20 Jul 2022
|12th International Conference on Social Media & Society
|18/07/22 → 20/07/22