Science Daily: Likelihood of dieting success lies within your tweets

Science Daily: Likelihood of dieting success lies within your tweets. “There is a direct link between a person’s attitude on social media and the likelihood that their dieting efforts will succeed. In fact, researchers have now determined that dieting success ­– or failure — can be predicted with an accuracy rate of 77 percent based on the sentiment of the words and phrases one uses on Twitter.”

NYT: Why Dieters Flock to Instagram

The New York Times: Why dieters flock to Instagram. “Last year, Bonnie Spring, a professor in preventive medicine at the Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, published one of the few existing studies on why people turn to digital communities for weight loss. The report, called ‘”Friending” Your Way Thin,’ analyzed data from CalorieKing.com, an online weight-loss community. The study used nearly a year of anonymous data from 27,382 Calorie King users, including their age, height and weight, gender and activities like weigh-ins, friend requests and online communication.”