You Should Have Expected Us - An Explanation of Anonymous

dc.contributor.advisorAdams, Linda
dc.contributor.authorGray, Alexander
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Scholars - Honors Programen_US
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-07T19:01:57Z
dc.date.available2012-05-07T19:01:57Z
dc.date.copyright2012
dc.date.issued2012-05-07
dc.description.abstractAnonymous is a decentralized activist collective that has evolved using the technology of the information age. This paper traces its origins as a way of contextualizing and better understanding its actions. The groups composition is examined using its self-ascribed imagery to illustrate its’ unique culture and relational norms. Its structure and motivation are analyzed using the framework developed for social movements and terrorist networks. Finally a discussion of a splinter cell and official reaction delineate both strengths and weaknesses of the movement while suggesting its future development. The conclusion serves to expound on the ideal end for the online anonymous community as a new frontier in meritocratic activism.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8382
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide access.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsAccess changed 12/15/14.
dc.subjectAnonymousen_US
dc.subjectHacktavismen_US
dc.subjectDigital Activismen_US
dc.titleYou Should Have Expected Us - An Explanation of Anonymousen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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