Can You See Me Now? Audience and Disclosure Regulation in Online Social Network Sites

@article{Tufekci2008CanYS,
  title={Can You See Me Now? Audience and Disclosure Regulation in Online Social Network Sites},
  author={Zeynep Tufekci},
  journal={Bulletin of Science, Technology \& Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={28},
  pages={20 - 36}
}
  • Zeynep Tufekci
  • Published 1 February 2008
  • Business
  • Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society
The prevailing paradigm in Internet privacy literature, treating privacy within a context merely of rights and violations, is inadequate for studying the Internet as a social realm. Following Goffman on self-presentation and Altman's theorizing of privacy as an optimization between competing pressures for disclosure and withdrawal, the author investigates the mechanisms used by a sample (n = 704) of college students, the vast majority users of Facebook and Myspace, to negotiate boundaries… 

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