When 'friends' collide: Social heterogeneity and user vulnerability on social network sites

@article{Buglass2016WhenC,
  title={When 'friends' collide: Social heterogeneity and user vulnerability on social network sites},
  author={Sarah L. Buglass and Jens F. Binder and Lucy R. Betts and Jean Underwood},
  journal={Computers in Human Behavior},
  year={2016},
  volume={54},
  pages={62-72}
}
The present study examines how the use of social network sites (SNS) increases the potential of experiencing psychological, reputational and physical vulnerability online. From our theoretical perspective, concerns over the use of social network sites and online vulnerability stem from the ease with which users can amass large and diverse sets of online social connections and the associated maintenance costs. To date most studies of online vulnerability have relied on self-report measures… CONTINUE READING