Students and social networking sites: The posting paradox

Robert Miller, Kristine Parsons, David Lifer

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Abstract

This article reports the results of a field study in which undergraduate students were questioned about their use of social networking sites and the appropriateness of the content that they post. The responses indicate that students routinely post content that they realise is not appropriate for all audiences, especially potential employers. Considering how extensively the press has covered the negative impacts of inappropriate posting, the fact that students are knowingly continuing the practice is surprising. The article discusses the implications of these results and proposes areas for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-382
Number of pages6
JournalBehaviour and Information Technology
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2010

Keywords

  • posting behaviour
  • profile content
  • social networking

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