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ERIC Number: EJ1136734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
An Expanded Study of Net Generation Perceptions on Privacy and Security on Social Networking Sites (SNS)
Lawler, James P.; Molluzzo, John C.; Doshi, Vijal
Information Systems Education Journal, v10 n1 p21-36 Feb 2012
Social networking on the Internet continues to be a frequent avenue of communication, especially among Net Generation consumers, giving benefits both personal and professional. The benefits may be eventually hindered by issues in information gathering and sharing on social networking sites. This study evaluates the perceptions of students taking a required university-core computing course in an expanded and new survey at a leading northeast institution on facets of privacy of marketplace social networking sites, relative to internal information gathering and sharing on the sites. Findings from the survey continue to demonstratively indicate less knowledge of personal information gathering and sharing techniques on the sites, notably in privacy and security statements, than of the popular sociality of the sites. These findings furnish impetus into the continued improvement of curricula in the disciplines of information systems and non-information systems, in order to educate students on often overlooked dimensions of social networking on the Internet.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
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