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Table 1 Content generated by reader-participants

From: Seeking and sharing: why the pulmonary fibrosis community engages the web 2.0 environment

Content type Number
Personal narratives about own PF experiences or those of loved ones 264
Questions seeking information about PF-related topics 181
Expressions of gratitude for the blog(s), a specific post, or a reply 179
Descriptions of activities or behaviors personally found to be helpful with PF symptoms 64
Sharing of resources or information about PF 62
Supportive comments from one PF patient to another 41
Requests for new or additional PF-related posts or research 28
Clarification questions about post content 11
Other (casual comments not relevant to PF and polite remarks concluding a thread) 78