Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2018 Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Privacy Issues for SNS and Mobile SNS

  • Yolanda S. BakerEmail author
  • Michelle Donnell
  • Charles Mainhart
  • Rajeev Agrawal
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7131-2_1



Social Media

Web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into an interactive dialogue


The quality or condition of being secluded from the presence or view of others (The Free Dictionary 2013)


A statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true (Merriam-Webster 2013)


APP is an abbreviation for application


A blog is a blend of the term web and log


The use of social networking websites has recently become more widespread. These websites are used as social tools to keep in touch with friends and family, as well as to meet new people and make new connections. Users frequently post personal information about themselves on these websites, but may not realize the privacy implications. There seems to be a conflict between the desire for privacy and the desire to provide personal details about one’s life on social...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yolanda S. Baker
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michelle Donnell
    • 2
  • Charles Mainhart
    • 1
  • Rajeev Agrawal
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Systems TechnologyNorth Carolina Agricultural and Technical State UniversityGreensboroUSA
  2. 2.Department of ElectronicsComputer and Information Technology North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State UniversityGreensboroUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Felix Wu
    • 1
  • Henric Johnson
    • 2
  1. 1.UC-DavisDavisUSA
  2. 2.Blekinge Institute of TechnologyKarlskronaSweden