"This is a Throwaway Account": Temporary Technical Identities and Perceptions of Anonymity in a Massive Online Community

@inproceedings{Leavitt2015ThisIA,
  title={"This is a Throwaway Account": Temporary Technical Identities and Perceptions of Anonymity in a Massive Online Community},
  author={Alex Leavitt},
  booktitle={CSCW},
  year={2015}
}
This paper explores temporary identities on social media platforms and individuals' uses of these identities with respect to their perceptions of anonymity. Given the research on multiple profile maintenance, little research has examined the role that some social media platforms play in affording users with temporary identities. Further, most of the research on anonymity stops short of the concept of varying perceptions of anonymity. This paper builds on these research areas by describing the… CONTINUE READING
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