Deceptive Communication in Virtual Communities

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - 2005
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Title38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
PlaceUnited States
CityBig Island
Period3 - 6 January 2005

Abstract

Virtual communities provide a suitable environment for those willing to deceive. With a large audience there are many potential targets and many opportunities. The narrow communication channel helps in being intentionally misunderstood, while also maintaining relative obscurity. This research analyzes deception in virtual communities, based on principles of transactional analysis. Transactional analysis suggests that people deceive others in order to prove their superiority, and that the deceptive communication follows distinct patterns. An analysis of communications in one community, the Leica Users Group, found communication behaviors consistent with those predicted by transactional analysis. The article investigates these communications in detail. It also proposes methods for detection and prevention of this type of deception.

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Deceptive Communication in Virtual Communities. / Wagner, Christian; Ip, Rachael K.F.; Cheung, Karen S.K.; Lee, Fion S.L.

Proceedings of the 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - 2005. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2005. (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review