Examining the Concepts, Issues, and Implications of Internet Trolling

Examining the Concepts, Issues, and Implications of Internet Trolling

Jonathan Bishop (Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, UK)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: January, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 368
ISBN13: 9781466628038|ISBN10: 1466628030|EISBN13: 9781466628045|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2803-8

Description

Examining the Concepts, Issues, and Implications of Internet Trolling provides current research on the technical approaches as well as more social and behavioral involvements for gaining a better understanding of internet trolling. This book is useful to researchers, students and practitioners interested in building a share meaning for online community users.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • E-Commerce
  • Ethical Behavior
  • Internet Trolling
  • Social Networks
  • Technology Mediated Communication
  • Virtual communities
  • Web Security

Reviews and Testimonials

Contributors from a range of fields that includes civil engineering and philosophy, but is rather denser around computer science and education, explore Internet trolling, defined as any form of abuse carried out online for the pleasure of the people causing the abuse or the audience to which they are trying to appeal. They cover social, legal and ethical issues; psychological and wellbeing issues; trust and participation issues in Web 2.0 systems at risk of Internet trolling; and possible solutions for dealing with Internet trolling. Among specific topics are codes of ethics in discussion forums, politeness as a social computing requirement, a survey of trust use and modeling in real online systems, a proposed framework for sustainable communities for knowledge management systems, and a multi-agents system applied on a cyberbullying model for a social network.

– Annotation ©2013 Book News Inc. Portland, OR

Bishop’s edited collection provides current research on Internet trolling and not only addresses the technical approaches to Internet trolling but also looks at more social and behavioural involvement. This book is useful for researchers, students and practitioners interested in building a safer cyber environment for all. It includes a list of references at the end of each chapter as well as a compiled list of references. A useful index concludes the volume.

– Madely du Preez, University of South Africa, Online Information Review, 38 (3)

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Jonathan Bishop is an information technology executive, researcher and writer. Having gained an MSc in E-Learning in 2004 he went on to found the Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, which now outputs a significant amount of research in these areas. During his MSc he devised the Classroom 2.0 concept, and his Digital Classroom of Tomorrow Project has been replicated across Europe, as discussed in this book. Jonathan has at the time of going to press over 35 publications, and is the most published academic in the area of Internet trolling. He is also a school governor in the Welsh village of Treforest, a private tutor, and a director of an educational social enterprise based in Swansea.

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