Truth, Lies and Trust on the Internet (by Monica T. Whitty, Adam Joinson)


Author(s): Monica T. Whitty, Adam Joinson

Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2008-10-17
ISBN-10: 184169584X
ISBN-13: 9781841695846
Language: English
Description:
The Internet is often presented as an unsafe or untrustworthy
space: where children are preyed upon by paedophiles, cannibals
seek out victims, offline relationships are torn apart by online
affairs and where individuals are addicted to gambling, love, and
cybersex.
While many of these stories are grounded in truth, they do paint
a rather sensationalized view of the Internet, the types of
people who use it, and the interactions that take place online.
Simultaneously, researchers claim that the Internet allows
individuals to express their true selves, to develop
'hyperpersonal' relationships characterised by high levels of… more…

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