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. [] Key Result However, we also find evidence of members' misconceptions about the online community's actual size and composition, and about the visibility of members' profiles.

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