Simulating the effect of privacy concerns in online social networks

  title={Simulating the effect of privacy concerns in online social networks},
  author={Nathalie Baracaldo and Claudia A. L{\'o}pez and Mohd Anwar and Marshall Lewis},
  journal={2011 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse & Integration},
While sharing information is the main purpose of online social networks (OSN), privacy is a major concern. It has been argued that the lack of privacy protection caused the massive departure of users from MySpace in 2008 [1] - specially, due to mass media coverage on dangers of teenagers' public profiles and the appearance of Facebook, which provided a more private OSN. Besides mass media, we explore the impact of family and friends in instilling privacy concerns on teenagers. We develop an… CONTINUE READING

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