Study: Youth Not Only Care About Facebook Privacy, They Do Something About It

Over the past year, Facebook and privacy are two topics that have become practically joined at the hip. The site has changed its privacy settings again and again and last winter CEO Mark Zuckerberg declared the death of privacy. One of the leading arguments behind all of this has been that we live in a new era, beyond the “age of privacy”, and the new social norm for the next generation is to share, freely and without regard for such antiquated concerns as privacy.New research released today from Eszter Hargittai and danah boyd shows that instead of disregarding privacy, youth have increasingly modified their privacy settings on Facebook over the last year. The age of privacy over, indeed.

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