Social Media, Privacy, and Self-Disclosure: The Turbulence Caused by Social Media’s Affordances (43/61)

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The struggle we currently perceive in terms of social media privacy may be the result of the incompatible natures of “warm” and “cold” affordances. Whereas social media’s warm affordances reflect long-standing privacy routines and expectations, cold affordances seem to challenge and sometimes violate them. Sharing under the realm of warm affordances means sharing according to the routines and habits we know. Sharing under the realm of cold affordances means understanding social media’s terms and conditions and how they reflect on our relationships and experiences – similar to assimilating to a new culture that seems opaque and constantly in flux.

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2056305115578681

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Written by Parker Collignon

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