Fraping, social norms and online representations of self
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This paper reports on qualitative insights generated from 46 semi-structured interviews with adults ranging in age from 18 to 70. It focuses on an online social behaviour, ‘fraping’, which involves the unauthorised alteration of content on a person's social networking site (SNS) profile by a third party. Our exploratory research elucidates what constitutes a frape, who is involved in it, and what the social norms surrounding the activity are. We provide insights into how frape contributes to online sociality and the co-construction of online identity, and identify opportunities for further work in understanding the interplay between online social identities, social groups and social norms.
Moncur , W , Orzech , K M & Neville , F G 2016 , ' Fraping, social norms and online representations of self ' Computers in Human Behavior , vol 63 , pp. 125-131 . DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2016.05.042
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Charting the Digital Lifespan research project was funded by EPSRC Grant Reference No EP/L00383X/1.
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