Two new publications on social media and alcohol consumption in youth

Published on August 6th 2018 – Hanneke Hendriks and colleagues have recently published two articles in Journal of Medical Internet Research andCyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. Both articles focus on the role of alcohol-related posts on social networking sites such as Facebook and Instagram. Examples of such posts are photos showing people having dinner with wine bottles on the table or group party pictures of people holding beers. The articles show that alcoholposts often reflect daily and social settings (e.g., the dinner posts), that most do not show extreme drinking behavior (e.g., drunk people lying on the ground), and that they play an important social role in the daily lives of adolescents and young adults (i.e., they often share these posts [tagging others] and like and comment on them).

More information:

Hendriks H, Van den Putte B, Gebhardt WA, Moreno MA, ‘Social Drinking on Social Media: Content Analysis of the Social Aspects of Alcohol-Related Posts on Facebook and Instagram, J Med Internet Res 2018;20(6):e226

Hanneke Hendriks, Bas van den Putte, and Winifred A. Gebhardt, ‘Alcoholposts on Social Networking Sites: The Alcoholpost-Typology‘, Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, Volume: 21 Issue 7: July 1, 2018

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