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En anonym kvinna har inget kön: En kvalitativ studie om varför kvinnor väljer att vara anonyma på sociala medier Av:
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Media Technology.
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Media Technology.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper describes what causes women to want to be anonymous on social media. Anonymity causes both negative and positive effects online, which we believe makes the topic interesting to examine from a specific user group’s perspective. Through interviews and a web-based questionnaire, this study provides insight into why women choose to remain anonymous, and which strategies they apply to preserve a hidden identity on social media. As the study aims to provide a qualitative answer, a discourse analysis was carried out in combination with a smaller content analysis when interpreting the material. The study shows that women are primarily anonymous to protect themselves against possible threats, as a tool for preserving their self-representation and as a means of releasing themselves from power structures. We see this as an indication that anonymity is an important function to make available for users, to achieve inclusive design.

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2018. , p. 51
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Media and Communication Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37619OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-37619DiVA, id: diva2:1287047
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Media Technology
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Technology
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Available from: 2019-02-08 Created: 2019-02-08 Last updated: 2019-02-08Bibliographically approved

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