Snap. Share. Don't Care? Ephemerality, Privacy Concerns, and the Use of Ephemeral Social Network Sites

Morlok, T; Schneider, K; Matt, C; Hess, T (2017). Snap. Share. Don't Care? Ephemerality, Privacy Concerns, and the Use of Ephemeral Social Network Sites. In: 23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS). Boston, USA.

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Active participation is crucial for any successful social network site. However, privacy concerns may keep individuals from actively using these networks. Ephemerality—a new technical feature—may counteract privacy concerns while driving active usage. The recent success of ephemeral social network sites (ESNS), which build on ephemerality presumably owes to this technical peculiarity. Despite its high practical relevance, little is known about the concept of ephemerality and about how it affects ESNS usage intention. In this paper, we investigate the effect of ephemerality on two crucial determinants of ESNS usage—privacy concerns and enjoyment—and ultimately on the intention to use an ESNS. Drawing on the Stimulus-Organism-Response (S-O-R) framework and the privacy calculus approach, we develop a research model and test it based on an online survey with 429 participants. We find that perceived ephemerality drives individuals’ ESNS usage intentions by lowering privacy concerns while raising perceived enjoyment

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems > Information Management
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems

UniBE Contributor:

Matt, Christian

Subjects:

000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

Projects:

[853] Privatheit im digitalen Zeitalter Official URL

Language:

English

Submitter:

Patrick Cédric Munz

Date Deposited:

13 Dec 2017 14:17

Last Modified:

18 Oct 2018 15:43

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/105717

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