"I regretted the minute I pressed share": a qualitative study of regrets on Facebook

  title={"I regretted the minute I pressed share": a qualitative study of regrets on Facebook},
  author={Yang Wang and Gregory Norcie and Saranga Komanduri and A. Acquisti and P. Leon and L. Cranor},
  • Yang Wang, Gregory Norcie, +3 authors L. Cranor
  • Published in SOUPS 2011
  • Computer Science
  • We investigate regrets associated with users' posts on a popular social networking site. Our findings are based on a series of interviews, user diaries, and online surveys involving 569 American Facebook users. Their regrets revolved around sensitive topics, content with strong sentiment, lies, and secrets. Our research reveals several possible causes of why users make posts that they later regret: (1) they want to be perceived in favorable ways, (2) they do not think about their reason for… CONTINUE READING
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