Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Chapter 2

The use of new technology, and particularly the Internet, increasingly requires people to disclose personal information online for various reasons. In computer-mediated communication (CMC), disclosure may serve to reduce uncertainty in an interaction (Tidwell & Walther, 2002) or to establish legitimacy when joining an online group (Galegher, Sproull, & Kiesler, 1998). Disclosure is often a prerequisite to access services (for instance, with the ubiquitous registration form), to make online purchases (Metzger, 2006) or is requested for those same services to be personalized...

To cite this chapter please use:
Paine Schofield, C. B., & Joinson, A. N. (2008). Privacy, trust, and disclosure online. In A. Barak (Ed.), Psychological aspects of cyberspace: Theory, research, applications (pp. 13-31). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.