"Truth, Lies and Trust on the Internet" [NOOK Book]

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Offers a balanced view of the internet by presenting empirical data conducted by social scientists. This is the first book to develop a coherent model of the truth-lies paradox, with specific reference to the critical role of trust.

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Overview

Offers a balanced view of the internet by presenting empirical data conducted by social scientists. This is the first book to develop a coherent model of the truth-lies paradox, with specific reference to the critical role of trust.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203938942
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/27/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 184
  • File size: 698 KB

Meet the Author

Monica Whitty is Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. She lectures on cyberpsychology, social psychology, and qualitative methods. In recent years her work has focused on online dating, cyber-relationships, internet infidelity, misrepresentation of self online, cyberstalking, cyber-ethics, and internet and email surveillance in the workplace.

Adam Joinson is Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at the University of Bath. His research interests include computer-mediated communication, e-social science, privacy and disinhibition online.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. Let’s Talk About Me, Me, Me: Self-Disclosure on the Internet 3. The Role of Truth in Relationship Formation Online 4. Misery Loves Company: Emotional and Practical Support Online 5. Online Research, Ethics and the Candid Participant 6. Online Deception, Fraud, Spam, and Cons 7. Short, Light and Ugly: Misrepresentation of the Self in Online Dating Sites 8. Cheating With a Mouse: Internet Infidelity 9. Building Trust through Communication 10. Cyberstalking and Harassment: Violating Trust 11. Surveillance, Privacy and Trust 12. Developing Trust in Online Counselling 13. Concluding Thoughts. References. Author Index. Subject Index

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