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

Spiller, Keith (2019) ‘Putting everything up there’: framing how we navigate the intricacies of privacy and security on social media. Humanity and Society. (In Press)

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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 paper is to develop a deeper appreciation of how users
comprehend their security and privacy within their social media
interactions. I turn to Anderson’s (2000) 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 rationalise their social media behaviour to protect
themselves and/or view others. Both are learned behaviours 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 3 codes that may be useful in framing just how users navigate
and comprehend their experiences of social media privacy and security.

Item Type: Article
Date: 18 December 2019
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: 31 Jan 2020 03:00
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8609

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