Colgate University Libraries


Kate Gundersen


The accessibility of the internet and the ability to blog – to connect and communicate with like-minded others throughout the nation and the world – has created and fostered the bloggers’ food-based religion and its surrounding 241 community. Through these healthyliving, this paper explores the burgeoning role of the internet in the personal negotiation of food choices and habits. Online activity has completely shaped and transformed the bloggers’ relationship with and understanding of food, and this influence is not isolated. The overwhelming ubiquity of the internet in everyday life implicates that it does - and will increasingly continue to - affect the way we eat.