24 / 05 / 2017

Hazardous hastags related with anorexia and bulimia in Social Networks

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DAIL SOFTWARE has detected more than 1,000 hazardous hashtags in social networks related to anorexia and bulimia.

Social networks have become a space where millions of users share and disseminate comments promoting these diseases, most often by stealth techniques to avoid leaving clues to family, friends or therapists.

To detect these hagstags, we’ve started by collecting tweets with #ana #mia hagshtags and published during one year (from 01/06/2014 to 01/06/2015). Thanks to the SimpleExtractor tool, a powerful terminlogical extractor, we’ve discovered more than 1,005 combinations of tags that appear together with #ana and #mia. The 15 most repeated tags, together with #ana and #mia are: #anorexia, #thinspo, #bulimia, #skinny, #depression, #depressed, #anorexic, #ed, #thinspiration, #cat, #Sue, #thin, #deb, #suicide and #fat.

Thanks to these new hashtags related to anorexia and bulimia, parents, educators, psychologists and other professional groups can track people vulnerable to these diseases and prevent their spread in society.

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*To open the extraction files, you have to unzip and open them with TESAURVAI.

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