Profiling online self-representation for cyber forensics: Anonymity and ageism in cyberspace / Dianne Lee Mei Cheong and Louis Sanzogni

Cheong, Dianne Lee Mei and Louis, Sanzogni (2016) Profiling online self-representation for cyber forensics: Anonymity and ageism in cyberspace / Dianne Lee Mei Cheong and Louis Sanzogni. Social and Management Research Journal, 13 (1). pp. 2-11. ISSN 1675-7017

Abstract

Cyberspace offers ample opportunity where gender and age can lose their meaning with the influence of ageism. Online self-representation usually begins with a created gendered avatar followed by age identity. Empirical social data comprising surveys, random comments, and texts of 127 respondents were analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively. The analysis showed that anonymity was assumed differently with eight possible reasons as gender was transferred online. Ageism experience was also identified differently by both male and female. A profile on online self representation for cyber forensics was subsequently established based on gender and age identity in addition to avatars. The findings have some forensic use as avatars layered with anonymity and ageism which facilitate some degree of self disclosure due to similarity in belief values, and attitudes to the users.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Cheong, Dianne Lee MeiUNSPECIFIED
Louis, SanzogniUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Groups and organizations > Social groups. Group dynamics > Social networks
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Social change > Information technology. Information society. Digital divide
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Computer crimes
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Research Management Centre (RMC)
Journal or Publication Title: Social and Management Research Journal
Journal: UiTM Journal > Social and Management Research Journal
ISSN: 1675-7017
Volume: 13
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 2-11
Item ID: 16049
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cyberspace, anonymity, ageism, online self-representation, cyber forensics
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/16049

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