cyberostracism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cyber- +‎ ostracism, coined by social psychologist Kipling Williams.

Noun[edit]

cyberostracism (uncountable)

  1. Banishment or exclusion in a virtual environment such as the Internet.
    • 2008, Elly Konijn, Mediated interpersonal communication (page 204)
      However, while potentially damaging to the target's self-esteem and psychological well-being, there are arguably more harmful aspects of intentional antisocial behavior than cyberostracism.
    • 2009, Donelson R. Forsyth, Group Dynamics (page 456)
      Members often become very involved in such groups, and react negatively when they are denied membership in such groups (cyberostracism, see Chapter 3).