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Anonyma internetkulturer: En studie av ”lurkers” upplevelser
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Anonymous Internet Cultures : A study of ”lurkers” experiences (English)
Abstract [sv]

Introduktion: Internet består idag av flertalet forum som var och en kan karaktäriseras som en

internetkultur. Dessa forum inriktar sig till att antingen anonymisera sina användare för att

utnyttja yttrandefrihetens maximala potential, eller icke-anonymitet där användare kan

kopplas till personliga uppgifter tillgängliga till de som vistas på forumet. Allt fler svenskar

väljer anonymiseringstjänster på grund av de digitala övervakningslagarna som har trätt i kraft

under 2000-talet. Syftet: syftet med studien är explorativt, det vill säga att ta reda på hur så

kallade lurkers, åskådare, uppfattar anonymitet på internet. Metod: för att samla empiri

genomfördes kvalitativa intervjuer med sex stycken så kallade lurkers. Den empiriska datan

analyserades med kvalitativ innehållsanalys. Resultat: de analyserade intervjuerna visar att

internetkultur omfattar begreppet anonymitet. Anonymiteten utgörs av två kategorier (i.)

beteende och (ii.) interaktion. Resultatet visar att internetkulturer utgörs av olika barriärer som

bestämmer vad som är tillåtet genom regler och normer. Anonymt beteende beskriver hur

man individuellt behandlar eller presenterar sig själv för andra, och anonym interaktion

beskriver det samspel som skapas mellan två eller flera användare. Samt genom att ansluta sig

till en anonym internetkultur få uttrycka sina äkta åsikter utan konsekvens. Analys: resultatet

analyserades övergripande med hjälp av utvecklade dramaturgiska begrepp.

Abstract [en]

Introduction: Internet today consists of several forums, each of which can be characterized as

an Internet culture. These forums focus to either anonymize its users to take advantage of the

maximum potential of free speech, or non-anonymity, where users can be linked to personal

information available to those who dwell on the forum. More and more Swedes are choosing

anonymization because of the digital surveillance laws in force in the 2000s. The purpose: the

purpose of this study is exploratory, that is, to find out how so-called lurkers, spectators,

perceived anonymity on the Internet. Method: to collect empirical data qualitative interviews

with six so-called lurkers was conducted. The empirical data were analyzed using qualitative

content analysis. Result: the analyzed interviews show that the Internet culture embrace the

concept of anonymity. Anonymity is composed of two categories (i.) behavior and (ii.)

interaction. The results show that Internet culture is made up of different barriers that

determine what is permitted by rules and standards. Anonymous behavior describes how an

individual treats or presents himself to others, and anonymous interaction describes the

interaction that is created between two or more users. By connecting to an anonymous

Internet culture gives the individual the option to express their true opinions without

consequence. Analysis: the results were analyzed generally by using developed dramaturgical

concepts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 54 p.
Series
Karlstad University Studies, ISSN 1403-8099
Keyword [en]
Forefront region, Deep back region, Middleregion, Oversharing
Keyword [sv]
Anonymitet, Internetkultur, Lurkers, Innehållsanalys
National Category
Sociology Social Psychology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-13846Local ID: SOC C-28OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-13846DiVA: diva2:535846
Subject / course
Sociology
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2012-06-26 Created: 2012-06-20 Last updated: 2012-06-26Bibliographically approved

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