Corpus ID: 141920620

The Power Gossip and Rumour Have in Shaping Online Identity and Reputation: A Critical Discourse Analysis

  title={The Power Gossip and Rumour Have in Shaping Online Identity and Reputation: A Critical Discourse Analysis},
  author={Michael Nycyk},
  journal={The Qualitative Report},
  • Michael Nycyk
  • Published 1 February 2015
  • Sociology
  • The Qualitative Report
Information posted about people on the Internet has power to shape others' views and opinions of someone with potentially negative consequences that affects perceptions of another's identity and reputation. Casual attitudes towards privacy, increasingly easy-to-use software, particularly social media sites like Facebook, and less inhibition when revealing details of one's private lives all play a role in this issue (Acquisti & Gross, 2006). The power of written texts to influence thought and… Expand
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