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Misbehavior in cyber places : the regulation of online conduct in virtual communities on the Internet

Author: Janet Sternberg
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : University Press of America, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book studies computer-mediated, interpersonal Internet activity up to the turn of the century, examining virtual misbehavior across a wide range of online environments. It also lays out the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Sternberg
ISBN: 0761860118 9780761860112 9780761860129 0761860126
OCLC Number: 814706864
Notes: Based on the author's doctoral dissertation in the Media Ecology Program at New York University, 2001.
Description: xviii, 212 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. The Research Objective --
Rationale for the Study --
The Research Problem --
Definitions --
Delimitations --
Method --
Chapter Summary --
2. The Context of the Study --
Media Ecology: The Study of Media Environments --
Media as Environments --
Environments as Media --
Space and Place --
Situations, Rules, and Rule-Breaking --
Mediated Interpersonal Communication --
Computer-Mediated Communication in Online Environments --
Virtual Communities --
3. Trouble Brewing in Cyberspace --
An Infamous Triad of Troublesome Online Behavior --
Flaming: Digital Debates and Virtual Vitriol --
Spamming: Electronic Junk Mail and Other Cyber Debris --
Virtual Rape: Sexual Harassment in Online Gathering Places --
A Frontier Mentality: The Internet Besieged --
Two Approaches: External Laws Versus Internal Rules. 4. Cybercrime: Law-Breaking on the Internet --
The 1994 Denning and Lin Report --
Cybercrime and Cyberlaw --
Online Security, Attacks, and Viruses --
Hackers and Other Denizens of the Cyberspace Underground --
First Amendment Follies: Dissent, Free Speech, and Censorship Online --
Definition Schizophrenia: Malevolent Criminal or Mischievous Prankster? --
The Jurisdiction Circus: No Ringmaster in Cyberspace --
5. Misbehavior: Rule-Breaking in Virtual Communities --
The 1994 Bruckman Abstract --
Misbehavior and its Aliases: Negligent, Naughty, Nasty, and Beyond --
Rules and Norms in Virtual Gatherings --
Netiquette and Other Codes of Civilized Cyber Conduct --
Behavior Management and Social Control in Online Environments --
The Status Quo: Theories and Analyses in Search of a Paradigm --
6. The Regulation of Online Conduct in Cyber Places --
Breaking, Making, and Enforcing Rules Online. Breaking the Rules: Varieties of Virtual Misbehavior --
Rule-Breakers: Netiquette Newbies, Packet Pranksters, and Modem Miscreants --
Making the Rules: Behavioral Standards for Online Gatherings --
Rule-Makers: Netizens Against Digital Misconduct --
Enforcing the Rules: Strategies and Techniques for Handling Online Troublemakers --
Rule-Enforcers: Moderators, Sysops, Wizards, and Gods on Cyber Patrol --
7. Conclusion: A New Sense of Place --
From Physical to Behavioral Boundaries --
Growing Interest in Local Regulatory Approaches --
Misbehavior Offline: Athenians and Visigoths in Everyday Life.
Other Titles: Regulation of online conduct in virtual communities on the Internet
Responsibility: Janet Sternberg.

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To be programmed or to program? That is the question. For media ecology scholars, it is time to examine digital media from a new perspective. Janet Sternberg gives her answer to the above question in Read more...

 
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