Virtual communities, Ethics of

Mitch Parsell, Cynthia Townley

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Abstract

The emergence of virtual communities raises ethical issues in new forms. A virtual community is a social group in which members interact using information and communication technologies. Virtual communities elicit a similar range of good and bad behavior, inclusions and exclusions, benefits and costs as characterize offline communities. They can also alter ethical behavior, both for good and for ill.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of applied ethics
EditorsRuth F Chadwick
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherAcademic
Pages495-502
Number of pages8
Volume4
Edition2nd
ISBN (Print)9780123739322
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Anonymity
  • Communication
  • Virtual Worlds
  • Discussion Forums
  • Ethics
  • Identity
  • Piracy
  • Sex
  • Social
  • Social Networking
  • Virtual Communities

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