Friends only: examining a privacy-enhancing behavior in facebook

@article{Stutzman2010FriendsOE,
  title={Friends only: examining a privacy-enhancing behavior in facebook},
  author={F. Stutzman and Jacob Kramer-Duffield},
  journal={Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2010}
}
Privacy practices in social network sites often appear paradoxical, as content-sharing behavior stands in conflict with the need to reduce disclosure-related harms. In this study we explore privacy in social network sites as a contextual information practice, managed by a process of boundary regulation. Drawing on a sample survey of undergraduate Facebook users, we examine a particular privacy-enhancing practice: having a friends-only Facebook profile. Particularly, we look at the association… Expand

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