Privacy control usage on Facebook depends on user: Study
Making privacy a debatable issue, a study has revealed that privacy controls on social media platforms such as Facebook depends on user.
New York: Making privacy a debatable issue, a study has revealed that privacy controls on social media platforms such as Facebook depends on user.
According to a new study from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at University of Texas - Dallas, people have different views on the value of privacy controls in managing disclosures and therefore privacy dangers.
"Some people argue that giving users more granular controls mitigates privacy issues because users can effectively limit the recipients of shared content, thereby increasing the secrecy of disclosures," Huseyin Cavusoglu, Associate Professor of information systems, said.
"On the contrary, other people claim that users perceive privacy risks less severely when they have more controls to exercise, and as a result, share more content publicly, thereby increasing the openness of disclosures," Cavusoglu added.
A team of researchers used data obtained from Facebook to test the relationship between privacy controls and disclosure patterns of Facebook users based on two popular content-sharing activities: Wall posts and private messages.
With IANS Inputs