Imagined Communities: Awareness, Information Sharing, and Privacy on the Facebook

@inproceedings{Acquisti2006ImaginedCA,
  title={Imagined Communities: Awareness, Information Sharing, and Privacy on the Facebook},
  author={Alessandro Acquisti and Ralph Gross},
  booktitle={Privacy Enhancing Technologies},
  year={2006}
}
Online social networks such as Friendster, MySpace, or the Facebook have experienced exponential growth in membership in recent years. These networks offer attractive means for interaction and communication, but also raise privacy and security concerns. In this study we survey a representative sample of the members of the Facebook (a social network for colleges and high schools) at a US academic institution, and compare the survey data to information retrieved from the network itself. We look… CONTINUE READING
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