Interactive Grouping of Friends in OSN: Towards Online Context Management

In Online Social Networks (OSNs), it can be difficult to maintain the context of a conversation or action, i.e. to know what the situation is and how to act appropriately. The resulting uncertainties may lead to privacy issues. The authors focus on one issue context collision in this paper, and motivate that a first step to address this issue is to help users distinguish groups of contacts within their OSN accounts. They conducted a small user study to investigate the criteria of users grouping the people they know. They summarized their participants' strategy of labeling the groups and found that they perform the grouping mainly by their connections with others.

Provided by: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Topic: Security Date Added: Jun 2012 Format: PDF

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