Group privacy management strategies and challenges in Facebook: A focus group study among Flemish youth organizations

Ralf De Wolf
2016 Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberpspace  
A large body of research has studied young people's privacy practices and needs in Facebook. Less is known about group privacy. In this study 12 focus groups were organized with a total of 78 adolescents and young adults of local Flemish youth organizations to discuss their privacy practices. Findings describe how different strategies are used to coordinate the group information flow. The study also shows how online group privacy management can be challenging because 'implicit' privacy rules
more » ... d to be made 'explicit', personal boundaries may conflict with those of the group one belongs to and privacy turbulence is difficult to define.
doi:10.5817/cp2016-1-5 fatcat:htycv6jlynbehbndw527rqvwqu