New Media & Society. Nov2014, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p1051-1067. 17p.
Social media, Online social networks, Internet privacy, and Teenagers
While much attention is given to young people’s online privacy practices on sites like Facebook, current theories of privacy fail to account for the ways in which social media alter practices of information-sharing and visibility. Traditional models of privacy are individualistic, but the realities of privacy reflect the location of individuals in contexts and networks. The affordances of social technologies, which enable people to share information about others, further preclude individual control over privacy. Despite this, social media technologies primarily follow technical models of privacy that presume individual information control. We argue that the dynamics of sites like Facebook have forced teens to alter their conceptions of privacy to account for the networked nature of social media. Drawing on their practices and experiences, we offer a model of networked privacy to explain how privacy is achieved in networked publics. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. Feb2008, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p13-20. 8p.
Online social networks, Internet users, Privacy, Convergence (Telecommunication), Social networks, Computer users, and Websites
Not all Facebook users appreciated the September 2006 launch of the News Feeds' feature. Concerned about privacy implications, thousands of users vocalized their discontent through the site itself, forcing the company to implement privacy tools. This essay examines the privacy concerns voiced following these events. Because the data made easily visible were already accessible with effort, what disturbed people was primarily the sense of exposure and invasion. In essence, the 'privacy trainwreck' that people experienced was the cost of social convergence. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]