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Why social media users share private images: Ignorance or Social Reward

By Joseph Sebastian and Robert E. Crossler


As more and more users sign up on social media for networking, communication, sharing their opinions among other purposes, care needs to be taken in order to keep private information private due to their widespread use. The research looks at whether the users of social networking platform are ignorant of the issues involved in sharing images, or whether they choose to overlook in hope of a bigger reward. This is one of the first study to look at why people share private images on social media, and look at the factors that make them share images even with threats that exists in the current day scenario

Publisher: AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Year: 2019
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