Flaming? What flaming? The pitfalls and potentials of researching online hostility

@article{Jane2015FlamingWF,
  title={Flaming? What flaming? The pitfalls and potentials of researching online hostility},
  author={Emma A. Jane},
  journal={Ethics and Information Technology},
  year={2015},
  volume={17},
  pages={65-87}
}
  • E. Jane
  • Published 1 March 2015
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Ethics and Information Technology
This article identifies several critical problems with the last 30 years of research into hostile communication on the internet and offers suggestions about how scholars might address these problems and better respond to an emergent and increasingly dominant form of online discourse which I call ‘e-bile’. Although e-bile is new in terms of its prevalence, rhetorical noxiousness, and stark misogyny, prototypes of this discourse—most commonly referred to as ‘flaming’—have always circulated on the… Expand
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Flaming? What flaming? The pitfalls and potentials of researching online hostility
This article identifies several critical problems with the last 30 years of research into hostile communication on the internet and offers suggestions about how scholars might address these problem...
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