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THE POWER OF ONLINE PUBLIC OPINION : A CASE STUDY ON HUMAN -FLESH SEARCH

Liu, Yi-Tsen (2011)
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to bring forward the issue of public opinion making as a tool for online collective action (literally knows as human-flesh search)to implement social controlin Taiwan.According to several months’multiple data collection from the internet, this study isdesigned to answer the questionof howhuman-flesh search can implement social control.

The paper adoptqualitative research to present and analyze the relationship between human-flesh searchand social control. Through qualitative research one could investigate in a detailed manner online action, looking in depth into the response from each stakeholder in order to discover who the driving force isbehind and howeach stakeholderexert influence to the society.

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The purpose of this study is to bring forward the issue of public opinion making as a tool for online collective action (literally knows as human-flesh search)to implement social controlin Taiwan.According to several months’multiple data collection from the internet, this study isdesigned to answer the questionof howhuman-flesh search can implement social control.

The paper adoptqualitative research to present and analyze the relationship between human-flesh searchand social control. Through qualitative research one could investigate in a detailed manner online action, looking in depth into the response from each stakeholder in order to discover who the driving force isbehind and howeach stakeholderexert influence to the society.

At the end, the case has shown that through public opinion making, human-flesh search could implement social control since human-flesh search is a product which developsfrom public opinion. Throughtheprocess of discussing and criticizing revealingtruth or information, public opinion raises awareness from the other to condemn or stop any social deviance. Furthermore, pressure from the publicmaypush relevant administrative sectorsfinding or modify a strategy to deal with similar situation.That is to say, throughpublic opinionmaking, human-flesh search canimplement social control. (Less)
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Liu, Yi-Tsen
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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human -flesh search, internet and public opinion, social control
language
English
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2158282
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2011-09-15 15:50:22
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study is to bring forward the issue of public opinion making as a tool for online collective action (literally knows as human-flesh search)to implement social controlin Taiwan.According to several months’multiple data collection from the internet, this study isdesigned to answer the questionof howhuman-flesh search can implement social control.

The paper adoptqualitative research to present and analyze the relationship between human-flesh searchand social control. Through qualitative research one could investigate in a detailed manner online action, looking in depth into the response from each stakeholder in order to discover who the driving force isbehind and howeach stakeholderexert influence to the society.

At the end, the case has shown that through public opinion making, human-flesh search could implement social control since human-flesh search is a product which developsfrom public opinion. Throughtheprocess of discussing and criticizing revealingtruth or information, public opinion raises awareness from the other to condemn or stop any social deviance. Furthermore, pressure from the publicmaypush relevant administrative sectorsfinding or modify a strategy to deal with similar situation.That is to say, throughpublic opinionmaking, human-flesh search canimplement social control.},
  author       = {Liu, Yi-Tsen},
  keyword      = {human -flesh search,internet and public opinion,social control},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {THE POWER OF ONLINE PUBLIC OPINION : A CASE STUDY ON HUMAN -FLESH SEARCH},
  year         = {2011},
}