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Let's stop calling this hacking 'The Fappening'

Let's stop calling this hacking 'The Fappening' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As the leak of private naked photos of 100 female A-listers is becoming known online as 'The Fappening', Radhika Sanghani questions why we're reducing a serious crime to a sexual hashtag

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The article quotes Dr Claire Hardaker, who is funded by the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Sciences (CASS) at Lancaster University. Her research in the field of social media looks at topics such as flaming, trolling, cyberbullying, and online grooming.

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The Online Me, Word of Mouth

The Online Me, Word of Mouth | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Gemma Cairney asks: "Are we different online than in real life?"

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Radio 1 presenter Gemma Cairney asks are we different online than in real life? She is joined by forensic linguist Dr Claire Hardaker,  of the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), who explains how communities rapidly develop their own unique lexicons as a way of establishing who's in and who's out.


Programme originally aired 12 August 2014.

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