Considering the impacts of transgressive behaviors among interactive online audiences

Authored by: Alex Baudet , Marie-Agnès Parmentier , Eileen Fischer

The Routledge Handbook of Digital Consumption

Print publication date:  September  2022
Online publication date:  September  2022

Print ISBN: 9781032329598
eBook ISBN: 9781003317524
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This chapter examines the widely varied phenomenon of behaviors by interactive online audiences that are transgressive, in that they entail norm violations. It identifies some dimensions along which instances of such behavior vary and describes three contrasting cases in terms of their nature and their impacts. It concludes with suggestions for future research and implications for social media users and platform owners.

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