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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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Computers in Human Behavior|
|Early online date||20 May 2016|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2016|
- Social media
- Social norms
- Social identity
- Young adults
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
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