With the increasing adoption of smartphones, location-based social networks and applications gain widespread popularity. However, the disclosure of location information within these networks can cause privacy concerns among mobile users. In most of the research on privacy in location-based social networks, technology is researched as a context factor for explaining privacy related behavior. In our research we take a post-phenomenological ontological position and we translate this in our empirical research using the Science & Technology Studies perspective on the relation between technical scripts and user practices. Following the work of Madeleine Akrich (1992), we study the privacy scripts in two location-based social networks. In a qualitative user study we research their framework of action and how they shape privacy concerns.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusUnpublished - 9 Jul 2014
EventSymposium On Usable Privacy and Security - California, United States
Duration: 9 Jul 201411 Jul 2014


ConferenceSymposium On Usable Privacy and Security
CountryUnited States

    Research areas

  • privacy, location-based services, script, location privacy

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