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Factors mediating disclosure in social network sites

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Factors mediating disclosure in social network sites
In this paper, we explore how privacy settings and privacy policy consumption (reading the privacy policy) affect the relationship between privacy attitudes and disclosure behaviors. We present results from a survey completed by 122 users of Facebook regarding their information disclosure practices and their attitudes about privacy. Based on our data, we develop and evaluate a model for understanding factors that affect how privacy attitudes influence disclosure and discuss implications for social network sites. Our analysis shows that the relationship between privacy attitudes and certain types of disclosures (those furthering contact) are controlled by privacy policy consumption and privacy behaviors. This provides evidence that social network sites could help mitigate concerns about disclosure by providing transparent privacy policies and privacy controls.
Frederic Stutzman, Robert Capra, Jamila Thompson
Added 13 May 2011
Updated 13 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where CHB
Authors Frederic Stutzman, Robert Capra, Jamila Thompson
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