Fish: Social Network Service Essay

Submitted By Parquette-Magee
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Social Networking sites have been popular since their introduction. But you sacrifice so much in privacy as far as pictures, location of you, your residence and even what your habits on a daily basis. People all over the world are on SNS put up information that some time too personal all the time but then at the same time complain about privacy issues. Why is that? Do they have the right to complain? If so, to what the degree can they before the fault fall on them? And how does the lack of knowledge by the young of what to disclose on the SNS to strangers hurt them?

1. Taraszow, T., Aristodemou, E., Shitta, G., Laouris, Y., & Arsoy, A. (2010). Disclosure of personal and contact information by young people in social networking sites: An analysis using facebook™ profiles as an example. International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics, 6(1), 81-101. doi:10.1386/macp.6.1.81/1

This a study that goes into how information is put out on the internet by young people. It also shows the differences between male and females in the disclosure of information. It also shows that people have full knowledge of SNS but still reveal great amounts of information to the public. As well as that most males are more likely to disclose information like their home address. It goes into how people knowingly set up profiles with all real time information like real pictures, real address, as well as address to other friends’ locations. But the main goal of this article is to show how young people are totally unaware of the dangers on the internet by disclosing personal information and by accepting request from total strangers. As well as not being knowledgeable of the privacy setting on SNS like Facebook. It also shows what is seem to be a concept of privacy and what is considered to be the right to privacy.
2. Ahn, J. (2011). The effect of social network sites on adolescents' social and academic development: Current theories and controversies. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 62(8), 1435-1445. doi:10.1002/asi.21540

This article goes into in depth perspective on youth in SNS and how teenagers interactive using SNS to communicate to others. The author main point is to show the adolescent interaction, how he does it, why he does it and how it follow him or her into the future. It shows that adolescents have no knowledge to the threats online or strangers lurking. And that they join to seek acceptance and to evolve their socially, psychologically and emotionally, as well as their cognitive effects. That eventually carries on into adult life. It shows that through wall post and what is put out there by them.

3. DETERMANN, L. (2012). Social media privacy: A dozen myths and facts. Stanford Technology Law Review, 1-14.

The author of this article shows myths and facts about privacy on social media sites. It goes into great detail and shows interesting points for example you can sue social media sites for sell your information. Or for using your information without permission for self-gain. And the right to remain anonymous on the internet or to make up a fake profile for example. In fact in this article you can be subject to criminal charges on the US Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. This article goes on many different myths that you thought were true but are not.

4. Woo, J. (2006). The right not to be identified: Privacy and anonymity in the interactive media environment. New Media & Society, 8(6), 949-967. doi:10.1177/1461444806069650

This article explores how the development of information technology, especially interactive computers, changes the privacy environment as experienced by individuals and the policy implications of these changes. Such as governments and commercial industries, that ‘invade’ people’s rights to be left alone are of less concern now than individuals who…