Baker, Paul (2001) Moral panic and alternative identity construction in usenet. Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 7 (1). ISSN 1083-6101Full text not available from this repository.
In this paper the concept of the "moral panic" is applied to computer-mediated communication through a qualitative examination of the case of a "troll" poster to the Usenet group alt.tv.melrose-place over a four month period. The notion of Internet identity construction is analyzed as a collaboration between participants, and the resolution strategies that the participants used in order to neutralize the moral panic are examined.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Computer Mediated Communication|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language|
|Deposited By:||Dr Paul Baker|
|Deposited On:||25 Apr 2008 16:04|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 18:23|
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