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Digital kränkning på bloggar

Strandqvist, Veronica LU and Ljungström, Karin LU (2013) SOPA63 20122
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this essay was to get a better understanding of online harassment on blogs by investigating how the readers see themselves and the people that they meet on blogs. The aim was to discover what kind of factors increased the risk of being harassed online, on blogs. The study was based on a web-survey, which was posted on three blogs, and answered by 218 respondents.

The main outcome of this study was that age and in what way the respondents saw their relationship, between themselves and the people they meet on blogs, had a connection with if they felt harassed or not. The older compared to the younger readers might not be familiar to the short communication used on blogs and thereby not able to “read” the norms created on a... (More)
The purpose of this essay was to get a better understanding of online harassment on blogs by investigating how the readers see themselves and the people that they meet on blogs. The aim was to discover what kind of factors increased the risk of being harassed online, on blogs. The study was based on a web-survey, which was posted on three blogs, and answered by 218 respondents.

The main outcome of this study was that age and in what way the respondents saw their relationship, between themselves and the people they meet on blogs, had a connection with if they felt harassed or not. The older compared to the younger readers might not be familiar to the short communication used on blogs and thereby not able to “read” the norms created on a blog. Thus making it easier to misunderstand what was written and use communication in a way that could be misinterpreted as online harassment. The study also suggests that if you see people you meet on blogs as strangers it is easier to communicate in a harsh way, which could be interpreted as online harassment. If you see the person as a friend it is more likely that you use a nicer way to communicate. Furthermore the study implies that there are different kind of temperaments on blogs, a harsh mood on blogs would increase the risk of online harassment. (Less)
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author
Strandqvist, Veronica LU and Ljungström, Karin LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Online harassment, blogs
language
Swedish
id
3404190
date added to LUP
2013-01-21 14:45:24
date last changed
2013-01-21 14:45:24
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay was to get a better understanding of online harassment on blogs by investigating how the readers see themselves and the people that they meet on blogs. The aim was to discover what kind of factors increased the risk of being harassed online, on blogs. The study was based on a web-survey, which was posted on three blogs, and answered by 218 respondents.

The main outcome of this study was that age and in what way the respondents saw their relationship, between themselves and the people they meet on blogs, had a connection with if they felt harassed or not. The older compared to the younger readers might not be familiar to the short communication used on blogs and thereby not able to “read” the norms created on a blog. Thus making it easier to misunderstand what was written and use communication in a way that could be misinterpreted as online harassment. The study also suggests that if you see people you meet on blogs as strangers it is easier to communicate in a harsh way, which could be interpreted as online harassment. If you see the person as a friend it is more likely that you use a nicer way to communicate. Furthermore the study implies that there are different kind of temperaments on blogs, a harsh mood on blogs would increase the risk of online harassment.},
  author       = {Strandqvist, Veronica and Ljungström, Karin},
  keyword      = {Online harassment,blogs},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Digital kränkning på bloggar},
  year         = {2013},
}