Moral panic and alternative identity construction in usenet.

Baker, Paul (2001) Moral panic and alternative identity construction in usenet. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 7 (1). ISSN 1083-6101

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Abstract

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.

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Journal Article
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Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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ID Code:
8471
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Deposited On:
25 Apr 2008 15:04
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Yes
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Published
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03 Aug 2020 01:10