The Evolution of Trust

  • Pam Briggs
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 358)


In this paper I discuss the evolution of trust from early studies of interpersonal trust to current research on the role of trust in computer-mediated communication. I reflect on the ways in which the context for the investigation of trust has led to very different views about just what trust is and how it changes over time and I conclude with examples from my own work about the development of trust online and the potential for new trust tools.


Trust credibility privacy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pam Briggs
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  1. 1.PaCTLabNorthumbria UniversityUK

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