De Wolf, Ralf & Heyman, Rob
Privacy and Social Media
Series (Title): Privacy and Social Media
De Wolf, R. & Heyman, R. (2015). Privacy and Social Media. In Mansell, R. & Ang, P.H. (Eds.). The International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society, Wiley Blackwell, ICA Encyclopedias of Communication (pp. 981 – 987). Malden and Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
This entry offers an overview of privacy as it relates to social media and as it is understood and researched through the lenses of several disciplines in the social sciences. This discussion demonstrates that there is no single definition of privacy that is applicable to all features of social media and that it is often necessary to combine perspectives to achieve an holistic framework that can guide research on issues of both information disclosure and privacy.
Ralf De Wolf