Privacy concern and trust in using social network sites: A comparison between French and Chinese users

Li CHEN*, Ho Keung Tsoi

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Though privacy and trust have been studied in the social network site (SNS), few have identified the relationships among users' privacy concern, trust and their actual usage behavior in SNS. Moreover, little attention has been paid to investigating the differences between users from different cultural contexts. In this paper, we have been engaged in addressing these concerns by surveying two typical user groups. The analysis of their answers showed that French and Chinese are not only significantly different regarding privacy and trust belief in SNS, but also act significantly different in disclosing personal information, posting messages, and developing new relationships. Furthermore, the effect of privacy concern and trust on users' visiting frequency and willingness to meet new people is also found different between the two groups.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2011 - 13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings
Pages234-241
Number of pages8
EditionPART 3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2011 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 5 Sep 20119 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 3
Volume6948 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2011
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period5/09/119/09/11

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • cultural differences
  • privacy concern
  • social network site
  • trust
  • usage behavior

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