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The rate of reply and nature of responses to suicide-related posts on Twitter

O'Dea, Bridianne; Achilles, Melinda Rose; Larsen, Mark E.; Batterham, Philip; Calear, Alison; Christensen, Helen


The social media platform Twitter has been used by individuals to communicate suicidal thoughts and intentions. Currently, the nature and rate of reply to this type of Twitter content is unknown. This brief report aimed to understand how Twitter users respond to suicide-related content as compared to non-suicide related content. Using a dataset of suicide and non-suicide related posts, replies, retweets and likes were analysed and compared. The content of the first replies to suicide-related...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Internet Interventions
DOI: 10.1016/j.invent.2018.07.004
Access Rights: Open Access


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