‘Putting everything up there’: framing how we navigate the intricacies of privacy and security on social media

Spiller, Keith (2020) ‘Putting everything up there’: framing how we navigate the intricacies of privacy and security on social media. Humanity and Society. ISSN 0160-5976

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Abstract

Posting commentary via social media can have very real consequences, and these can drive how users navigate the world of social media. The aim of this article is to develop a deeper appreciation of how users comprehend their security and privacy within their social media interactions. I turn to Anderson’s work on street life in attempting to draw upon the decisions made in navigating particular environments—especially those with associated risks. This I argue is similar to how users rationalize their social media behavior to protect themselves and/or view others. Both are learned behaviors that are at times habituated, reactionary, or temporary in the face of heightened threats. Using findings from 27 interviews with UK social media users, I present three codes that may be useful in framing just how users navigate and comprehend their experiences of social media privacy and security.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/0160597620904502
Date: 20 February 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Code of the Street, social media, privacy, security
Subjects: L300 Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
Depositing User: Keith Spiller
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2019 14:21
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 15:13
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8609

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