Internet Research: Volume 28 Issue 5


Table of contents - Special Issue: The Dark Side of Social Media

Guest Editors: Jari Salo, Matti Mäntymäki, A.K.M Najmul Islam

When social media traumatizes teens: The roles of online risk exposure, coping, and post-traumatic stress

Bridget Christine McHugh, Pamela Wisniewski, Mary Beth Rosson, John M. Carroll

The purpose of this paper is to examine the extent to which negative online risk experiences (information breaches, explicit content exposure, cyberbullying and sexual…


Coping with mobile technology overload in the workplace

Pengzhen Yin, Carol X.J. Ou, Robert M. Davison, Jie Wu

The overload effects associated with the use of mobile information and communication technologies (MICTs) in the workplace have become increasingly prevalent. The purpose of this…


Is my fear of missing out (FOMO) causing fatigue? Advertising, social media fatigue, and the implications for consumers and brands

Laura Frances Bright, Kelty Logan

Social media usage has become ubiquitous in our society – consumers are spending upwards of 20 percent of their media time on social sites interacting with friends, family and…


Investigating microblogging addiction tendency through the lens of uses and gratifications theory

Qian Li, Xunhua Guo, Xue Bai, Wei Xu

Considering the popularity and addictive attributes of microblogging, the purpose of this paper is to explore the key drivers of the microblogging addiction tendency, and to…


Social media’s have-nots: an era of social disenfranchisement

Xinru Page, Pamela Wisniewski, Bart P. Knijnenburg, Moses Namara

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the motivations, concerns, benefits and consequences associated with non-use of social media. In doing so, it extends Wyatt’s commonly…


Tolerating and managing extreme speech on social media

Brett G. Johnson

This study seeks to understand the opinions of internet users toward extreme speech on social media platforms and their willingness to censor such speech. The purpose of this…


The dark side of news community forums: opinion manipulation trolls

Todor Mihaylov, Tsvetomila Mihaylova, Preslav Nakov, Lluís Màrquez, Georgi D. Georgiev, Ivan Kolev Koychev

The purpose of this paper is to explore the dark side of news community forums: the proliferation of opinion manipulation trolls. In particular, it explores the idea that a user…


Online moral disengagement and hostile emotions in discussions on hosting immigrants

Francesca D’Errico, Marinella Paciello

The purpose of this paper is to explore the “dark nuances” of social media by identifying moral disengagement (MD) mechanisms and hostile emotions in people discussing the hosting…


The bidirectional mistrust: Callers’ online discussions about their experiences of using the national telephone advice service

Annica Björkman, Martin Salzmann-Erikson

The purpose of this paper is to explore and describe online communication about the experiences and attitudes toward Swedish Healthcare Direct, a national telephone advice nursing…

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