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An Analysis on Online Social Network Security

  • Rathore, Shailendra;Singh, Saurabh;Moon, Seo Yeon;Park, Jong Hyuk
    • Proceedings of the Korea Information Processing Society Conference
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    • pp.196-198
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    • 2016
  • Online social networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter are becoming very preeminent, and the quantities of their users are escalating very quickly. Due to the significant escalation of security vulnerabilities in social networks, user's confidentiality, authenticity, and privacy have been affected too. In this paper, a short study of online social network attacks is presented in order to identify the problems and impact of the attacks on World Wide Web (WWW).

Predicting Information Self-Disclosure on Facebook: The Interplay Between Concern for Privacy and Need for Uniqueness

  • Kim, Yeuseung
    • International Journal of Contents
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    • v.15 no.4
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    • pp.74-81
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    • 2019
  • This study examined the overall relationship between information privacy concern, need for uniqueness (NFU), and disclosure behavior to explain the personal factors that drive data-sharing on Facebook. The results of an online survey conducted with 222 Facebook users show that among diverse data that social media users disclose online, four distinct factors are identified: basic personal data, private data, personal opinions, and personal photos. In general, there is a negative relationship between privacy concern and a positive relationship between the NFU and the willingness to self-disclose information. Overall, the NFU was a better predictor of willingness to disclose information than privacy concern, gender, or age. While privacy concern has been identified as an influential factor when users evaluate social networking sites, the findings of this study contribute to the literature by demonstrating that an individual's need to manifest individualization on social media overrides privacy concerns.

Factors affecting millennials' intentions to use social commerce in fashion shopping

  • Bounkhong, Tiffany;Cho, Eunjoo
    • The Research Journal of the Costume Culture
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    • v.25 no.6
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    • pp.928-942
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    • 2017
  • Social media has become an integral part of consumers' daily lives. Individuals connect with one another on social networking sites to like, share, and post information and experiences. As social media become popular among millennials, a growing number of fashion retailers use social media networks in the context of online commerce transactions. Accordingly, an increased number of fashion retailers has been using social media as an advertising tool and a retail channel. Despite the popularity of social media among millennials, empirical findings are limited to reveal factors associated with young consumers' intentions to use social commerce in fashion shopping. This study sought to examine factors affecting millennials' intentions to use social commerce in fashion shopping by adopting the technology acceptance model. A total of 524 college students completed an online survey in the U.S. The results of structural equation model confirmed that perceived ease of use, usefulness, and enjoyment had a positive impact on millennials' attitudes and intentions toward fashion shopping in social commerce. While both perceived ease of use and usefulness positively influenced enjoyment, usefulness had a stronger impact than ease of use. Compared to usefulness, enjoyment had much stronger impact on attitudes. Further structural model analysis revealed a direct, positive influence of perceived usefulness of social commerce on perceived enjoyment of social commerce, which has not been explored in prior studies. These findings provide theoretical and managerial implications.

The Role of Subjective Well Bing in Internet Continuance (인터넷의 지속적 이용에 있어서 주관적안녕감의 역할)

  • Kwon, Soon-Jae
    • 한국IT서비스학회:학술대회논문집
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    • pp.73-82
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    • 2009
  • Although the Internet has been a important communication tool in modern societies, researchers did not pay attention to its' positive impacts on individual's psychological process. The Internet provides users with a unique environment such as visual isolation, non face-to-face communication, and easiness to escape from social influences. This environment enables people to take free action according to their personality and disclose themselves. From the uses and gratification perspective, the current research reveals that individuals with high extraversion are inclined to maintain social networking sites and those with high openness participate in web communities. The findings indicate that individuals' social use of the Internet may reflect their personality. To fill the research void like this, this study proposes a new research model in which well bing as well as perceived value are positively linked to satisfaction and continuance to use. The statistical results obtained by applying PLS to the valid 150 questionnaires showed that the well bing has stronger positive influence on satisfaction and continuance to use than the perceived value. Therefore, a practical implication is suggested that the web site need to be designed in a way of arousing users' well bing more strongly.

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A Categorization Method based on RCBAC for Enhanced Contents and Social Networking Service for User (사용자를 위한 향상된 콘텐츠 및 소셜 네트워킹 서비스 제공을 위한 RCBAC 기반 분류 방법)

  • Cho, Eun-Ae;Moon, Chang-Joo;Park, Dae-Ha
    • Journal of Digital Contents Society
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    • v.13 no.1
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    • pp.101-110
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    • 2012
  • Recently, social network sites are very popular with the enhancement of mobile device function and distribution. This gives rise to the registrations of the people on the social network sites and the usage of services on the social sites is also getting active. However, social network sites' venders do not provide services enough compared to the demand of users' to share contents from diverse roots by users effectively. In addition, the personal information can be revealed improperly in processes sharing policies and it is obvious that it raises a privacy invasion problem when users access the contents created from diverse devices according to the relationship by policies. However, the existing methods for the integration management of social network are weak to solve this problem. Thus, we propose a model to preserve user privacy, categorize contents efficiently, and give the access control permissions at the same time. In this paper, we encrypt policies and the trusted third party classifies the encrypted policies when the social network sites share the generated contents by users. In addition, the proposed model uses the RCBAC model to manage the contents generated by various devices and measures the similarity between relationships after encrypting when the user policies are shared. So, this paper can contribute to preserve user policies and contents from malicious attackers.

Undergraduates' Use of Social Media for Health Information (대학생들의 소셜 미디어를 이용한 건강정보 추구행태에 관한 연구)

  • Kim, Soojung;Oh, Sanghee
    • Journal of the Korean Society for information Management
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    • v.29 no.4
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    • pp.83-99
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    • 2012
  • The present study surveyed 225 undergraduates to examine their social media use behaviors and their perceptions of usefulness, trustworthiness, and privacy of social media for seeking and sharing health information. 151 respondents reported using social media for health information while 74 reported not using it for health matters. Results show that the most popular medium were social Q&As, followed by blogs and social networking sites. Age, gender, school year, and the presence of a health problem were associated with the social media use behaviors. This study suggests the potential of social media as a desired channel for providing health information to undergraduates.

Consumer use of social media for food risk information: Survey findings in the United States and implications for the Korean context

  • Shim, Min Sun
    • Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion
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    • v.33 no.3
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    • pp.83-93
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    • 2016
  • Objectives: This study aimed (1) to share findings from the U.S. on customer use of social media for information seeking and sharing about food recall risks, and (2) to discuss the implications of the findings for the context of food safety and risk communication in Korea. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted with 1,026 social media users aged 18 years or older in the U.S., recruited from the Knowledge Network's nationally representative panel. Results: About 26 percent of respondents used social media either to seek or share food recall information in the past year, with social networking sites being the most popular tool. With respect to social media use for information seeking, being married, perceived risk of getting foodborne diseases, and trust in Internet were significant, positive predictors; being Whites and trust in health professionals were negative predictors. Social media use for information sharing was positively associated with education, being married, foodborne disease history, and perceived risk of foodborne diseases; Whites, income, and trust in health professionals were negative predictors. Conclusions: The study gives theoretical, methodological, and practical implications for the context of food safety and risks in Korea.

Social curation as an advertising tool - Message strategy of fashion brand images on vertical SNS - (소셜큐레이션과 광고 - 버티컬 SNS에서 표현된 패션브랜드 이미지의 메시지 전략 -)

  • Shin, In Jun;Lee, Kyu-Hye
    • The Research Journal of the Costume Culture
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    • v.23 no.3
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    • pp.498-511
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    • 2015
  • This paper examines advertising images of fashion brands in vertical social network site (SNS) from the viewpoints of message strategies. Vertical social network sites are types of social curation systems applied to social networking, where information is selected, organized, and maintained. Fashion brands communicate with consumers by presenting images on vertical SNSs, anticipating improvements in brand image, popularity, and loyalty. Those images portray content for particular brands and seasonal concepts, thus creating paths for product sales information. Marketing via SNSs corresponds to relationship marketing, which refers to long-term interrelationship and value augmentation between the company and consumer, and viral advertising, which relies on word of mouth distribution via social network platforms. Taylor's six-segment message strategy wheel, often used for analyzing viral ads, was applied to conduct a content analysis of the images. A total of 2,656 images of fashion brands advertised on Instagram were selected and analyzed. Results indicated that brand values were somewhat related to the number of followers. Follower rankings and comment rankings were also correlated. In general, fashion brands projected sensory messages most often. Acute need and rational messages were less common than other messages. Sports brands and luxury brands presented sensory messages, whereas fast fashion brands projected routine images most often. Fashion brands promoted on vertical SNSs should portray advertising images that combine message strategies

To Use Facebook for Good: Usage, Cyberbullying Involvement, and Perceived Social Support

  • Wong, Natalie;McBride, Catherine
    • Child Studies in Asia-Pacific Contexts
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    • v.6 no.2
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    • pp.59-72
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    • 2016
  • We examined the relationship between the extent of Facebook usage and social well-being with consideration of cyberbullying involvement using a person-oriented approach. Survey data were collected from a sample of 312 secondary students from Grades 7 and 8 in Hong Kong. Levels of cyberbullying involvement, Facebook usage and perceived social support were investigated. Participants were classified into three clusters based on the different levels of Facebook usage and cyberbullying victimization through cluster analyses (i.e., frequent Facebook user/noncyberbullied victim, frequent Facebook user/cyberbullied victim, and uninvolved). Our results showed that frequent Facebook users who are cyberbullied tend to engage in cyberbullying perpetration significantly more than the frequent Facebook users who are not cyberbullied, even when the latter reported higher Facebook usage. This result provides some support for the idea that cyberbullying victimization has additional value on top of the level of usage in explaining one's participation in cyberbullying perpetration. As expected, frequent Facebook users who were not cyberbullied reported the highest perceived social support among the three groups. What is even more interesting is the equal level of perceived social support found between the cyberbullied victims and the uninvolved. Our results suggest that, although limiting adolescents' Internet use might reduce their risks of being involved in cyberbullying, it might also take away the potential benefits they could get from interacting with the online community. Benefits of using the person-oriented approach in the study of cyberbullying are discussed.

Malaysia's 13th General Election: Political Communication and Public Agenda in Social Media

  • Sern, Tham Jen;Zanuddin, Hasmah
    • Asian Journal for Public Opinion Research
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    • v.1 no.2
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    • pp.73-89
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    • 2014
  • Everyone has a voice and can broadcast it to the world. We hear about the old maxim of media do not tell people what to think but what to think about. Under this theory or approach, a key function of political communication is to make the public think about an issue in a way that is favorable to the sender of the message. In a democracy, political communication is seen as crucial for the building of a society where the state and its people feel they are connected. Thus, this is a study on how social media (e.g., Facebook, blogs, and YouTube) were used in the domain of Malaysian politics during the 13th general election campaigning period in order to set the agenda to form public opinion. The study found that Facebook was the most popular social media tool that political parties actively engaged with during the 13th general election campaign period. Apart from that, issues pertaining to the election were significantly highlighted by the political parties in social media, especially Facebook. However, other issues that were also important to the people such as the economy, crime, and education were not sufficiently highlighted during the election campaign period. This indicates that the political parties influence the public on what to think about using social media.