Blogging as a social tool: a psychosocial examination of the effects of blogging

Cyberpsychol Behav. 2008 Dec;11(6):747-9. doi: 10.1089/cpb.2008.0053.

Abstract

New MySpace users (N = 58) were surveyed on joining the site and again in 2 months to examine psychosocial differences between bloggers and nonbloggers over time. Bloggers' social integration, reliable alliance, and friendship satisfaction all significantly increased compared to nonbloggers, suggesting that blogging has beneficial effects on well-being, specifically in terms of perceived social support.

MeSH terms

  • Communication
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Narration*
  • Psychology
  • Self Concept*
  • Social Behavior*
  • Social Support