Who is a troll and why do trolls troll? What are the enabling factors of online trolling? How do members and administrators of online communities detect, interpret, and react to trolling? How can online trolling be handled effectively? What is the impact of the socio-cultural and technological environments on online trolling?What motivates trolling?
The book answers these questions and includes the following focuses:
Hard-core trolls and light trollsGender, trolling, and anti-social behavior onlinePerception of trollingCollaborative trollingIdeological trollsTrolling around the globe
Global Wikipedia: International and Cross-Cultural Issues in Online Collaboration is the first book to address this gap by focusing attention on the global, multilingual, and multicultural aspects of Wikipedia. The editors showcase research on Wikipedia, exploring a wide range of international and cross-cultural issues. Online global collaboration, coordination, and conflict management are examined in this rich socio technical environment.
Special emphases include
International and cross-cultural collaboration; Intercultural synergy on Wikimedia;Conflict and collaboration in editing international entries; Case studies of Chinese, Finnish, French, and Greek Wikipedias; and, Cross-cultural studies that compare more than one Wikipedia, focusing on content, structures, policies, contributions, interactions, processes, motivations, and challenges.
This book presents a view of SI that emphasizes the core relationship among people, ICT and organizational and social life from a perspective that integrates aspects of social theory and demonstrates clearly that social informatics has never been a more necessary research endeavor than it is now.