The effects of social structure overlap and profile extensiveness on Facebook friend requests

Yi Wu, Ben C.F. Choi, Jie Yu

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    Abstract

    In online social networks, new social connectivity is established when a respondent accepts a friend request from an unfamiliar requestor. While users are generally willing to establish online social connectivity, they are at times reluctant in constructing profile connections with unfamiliar others. Drawing on the privacy calculus perspective, this study examines the effects of social structure overlap and profile extensiveness on privacy risks as well as social capital gains and how the respondent responds to a friend request (i.e., intention to accept). The results provide strong evidence that social structure overlap and profile extensiveness influence privacy risks and social capital gains. In addition, while privacy risks reduce intention to accept, social capital gains increase intention to accept online social connectivity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHCI in Business, Government, and Organizations
    Subtitle of host publicationeCommerce and Innovation - 3rd International Conference, HCIBGO 2016 and Held as Part of HCI International 2016, Proceedings
    EditorsFiona Fui-Hoon Nah, Chuan-Hoo Tan
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Pages141-152
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)9783319393957
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event3rd International Conference on HCI in Business, Government, and Organizations: eCommerce and Innovation, HCIBGO 2016 and Held as Part of 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016 - Toronto, Canada
    Duration: 17 Jul 201622 Jul 2016

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume9751
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Conference

    Conference3rd International Conference on HCI in Business, Government, and Organizations: eCommerce and Innovation, HCIBGO 2016 and Held as Part of 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016
    Country/TerritoryCanada
    CityToronto
    Period17/07/1622/07/16

    Keywords

    • Impression formation
    • Intention to accept
    • Online social connectivity
    • Online social networks
    • Privacy calculus

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Computer Science (all)

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