Information disclosure and Online Social Networks: From the case of facebook news feed controversy to a theoretical understanding

Heng Xu, Rachida Parks, Chao Hsien Chu, Xiaolong Luke Zhang

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Abstract

Based on the insights learned from the case analysis of the Facebook News Feed outcry, we develop a theoretical understanding that identifies major drivers and impediments of information disclosure in Online Social Networks (OSNs). Research propositions are derived to highlight the roles of privacy behavioral responses, privacy concerns, perceived information control, trust in OSN providers, trust in social ties, and organizational privacy interventions. The synthesis of privacy literature, bounded rationality and trust theories provides a rich understanding of the adoption of OSNs that creates privacy and security vulnerabilities, and therefore, informs the privacy research in the context of OSNs. The findings are also potentially useful to privacy advocates, regulatory bodies, OSN providers, and marketers to help shape or justify their decisions concerning OSNs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication16th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010, AMCIS 2010
Pages5316-5325
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event16th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010, AMCIS 2010 - Lima, Peru
Duration: Aug 12 2010Aug 15 2010

Publication series

Name16th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010, AMCIS 2010
Volume7

Other

Other16th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010, AMCIS 2010
CountryPeru
CityLima
Period8/12/108/15/10

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Xu, H., Parks, R., Chu, C. H., & Zhang, X. L. (2010). Information disclosure and Online Social Networks: From the case of facebook news feed controversy to a theoretical understanding. In 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010, AMCIS 2010 (pp. 5316-5325). (16th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010, AMCIS 2010; Vol. 7).