Launching the new profile on Facebook: Understanding the triggers and outcomes of users' privacy concerns

Saijing Zheng, Pan Shi, Heng Xu, Cheng Zhang

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Abstract

While the body of privacy research on online social networks has been growing over the past several years, privacy problems emerged from the dynamism inherent in the launch of new features or interfaces have not been widely discussed. Drawing on the grounded theory approach, we aim to fill this gap by investigating the trigger conditions under which users may perceive the introduction of a new IT artifact as privacy threats. With the specific case of the New Profile introduced by Facebook, we conducted a content analysis of user responses posted on the official blog of Facebook. Results can be constructed as a process model including two stages. The first stage of the model presented four broad categories of trigger conditions of privacy concerns-information processing, increased accessibility, intrusion, and loss of control. The second stage describes three types of outcomes, including psychological outcomes, behavior outcomes, and suggested privacy mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTrust and Trustworthy Computing - 5th International Conference, TRUST 2012, Proceedings
Pages325-339
Number of pages15
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 4 2012
Event5th International Conference onTrust and Trustworthy Computing, TRUST 2012 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Jun 13 2012Jun 15 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7344 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other5th International Conference onTrust and Trustworthy Computing, TRUST 2012
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period6/13/126/15/12

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Zheng, S., Shi, P., Xu, H., & Zhang, C. (2012). Launching the new profile on Facebook: Understanding the triggers and outcomes of users' privacy concerns. In Trust and Trustworthy Computing - 5th International Conference, TRUST 2012, Proceedings (pp. 325-339). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7344 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30921-2_19