Monday December 9, 2013 at 16h30 in Celestijnenlaan 200A (auditorium 00.225)
Nudging Tools for Social Privacy
by Thomas Peetz (PhD student DTAI)
Privacy in online social networks is a hot topic in both scientific research and the media. There is much concern about users' social privacy, and as a result a number of mechanisms have been developed to discourage oversharing and posting regrettable material.
These 'nudging' tools are designed to change the behavior of users without affecting the user experience of the respective platform too much. In my talk I will discuss the implicit assumptions and the effects of existing nudging tools, which turn out not always in line with the goals of their users. Taking a less paternalistic stance, I will present a nudging tool that follows a more content-agnostic approach and rather mimics a feedback-and-awareness tool.