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The Social Networking Services (SNS) allow users with similar interests to build relationship on online network, and community activities via information sharing, networking, self-disclosure. To participate in SNS, people provide personal data. This study focuses on whether the personal needs of privacy and the one of self-disclosure have a one-dimensional relationship with each other or are independent from each other. Authors review research articles both on information privacy and on self-disclosure. This research also focuses on the dynamic relations between the needs for self-disclosure and privacy attitudes among SNS users.
Date of Conference: 27-29 May 2011