Studying the effects of SNS users' alternative privacy strategies with an activity tracking tool

AuthorKramm, Andreas; Ilyes, Petra; Poller, Andreas; Kocksch, Laura
TypeConference Paper, Electronic Publication
AbstractWe demonstrate how our methodological approach helps to understand social network sites (hereinafter SNS) users alternative privacy strategies. To this end, we refer to one of our recent empirical studies and describe the effects of users avoidance of provided privacy controls. Many studies document that users rarely use Facebooks friendlist feature because they consider creating, maintaining and applying lists as too burdensome and, thus, prefer to employ alternative strategies, such as withholding information. Based on our empirical results, we suggest to focus on the improvement of tools which do not require much a priori rule setting and could be easily adjusted at the moment of sharing.
ConferenceWorkshop "The Future of Networked Privacy - Challenges and Opportunities" <2015, Vancouver>
PartAssociation for Computing Machinery -ACM-: Workshop "The Future of Networked Privacy. Challenges and Opportunities" 2015. Papers. Online resource: 18th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2015; March 14-15, 2015, Vancouver. New York: ACM, 2015, 5 pp.