Flaming, balkanization, and "Burning-up": The modern bandits haunting the Internet

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Abstract

In this article, the author tries to examine phenomena called "Enjou" (burning-up) in Japanese, in which certain blogs or bulletin boards are attacked by anonymous mobs with criticism and insults The author then examines the difference of these phenomena from other previous troubles, and suggests that the cause may somewhat from certain characteristics of Japanese internet, especially high anonymity. The author, however, points out that not all anonymity is bad. and it could be useful to classify the objectors into 4 categories. As a result, the author suggests that a self-reinforcing spiral between "Bad Guys" is responsible to these problematic phenomena and we should continue to examine the process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems
Subtitle of host publicationTechnologies and Applications, Jointly with SOIC 2006 - 2nd Int. Conf. on SOIC and PISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA, Proceedings
PublisherInternational Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS
Pages294-299
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9806560809, 9789806560802
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, EISTA 2006, Jointly with the 2nd Int. Conf. on Social and Organizational Informatics and Cybernetics, SOIC 2006 and 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA 2006 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2006 Jul 202006 Jul 23

Publication series

NameEISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, Jointly with SOIC 2006 - 2nd Int. Conf. on SOIC and PISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA, Proceedings
Volume2

Other

Other4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, EISTA 2006, Jointly with the 2nd Int. Conf. on Social and Organizational Informatics and Cybernetics, SOIC 2006 and 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA 2006
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period06/7/2006/7/23

Keywords

  • Blog
  • Flaming
  • Internet
  • Japan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Education

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