Lurkers, Opponents and the Struggle for Recognition : Accounts from Active Participants in Online Political Discussions

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Lurkers, Opponents and the Struggle for Recognition : Accounts from Active Participants in Online Political Discussions
Author Svensson, Jakob
Date 2018
English abstract
This article departs from active participants and their relationship to lurkers in a particular setting of cultural participation: flaming political discussions in an LGBTQ dating community. The question the article seeks to answer is how active participants positioned themselves and others in these discussions. Active participants did not expect to convince or reason with their opponents; they were addressing an audience of undecided lurkers; users without their opinions formed who were expected to lurk and thus possible to impress with their arguments. The article thus reveals a struggle for recognition on two levels – to be recognized for your flaming capabilities as well as for your arguments and ability to persuade, a struggle in which both opponents and lurkers were of importance
Link http://www.vitaepensiero.it/scheda-fascicolo_conte... (external link to publication)
Publisher University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Vitae Pensiero
Host/Issue Communicazione Sociali;1
Volume 2018
ISSN 0392-8667
Pages 104-114
Language eng (iso)
Subject Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/24586 Permalink to this page
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