Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Originally Published In

International Journal of Management & Information Systems

Volume Number

15

Issue Number

1

Page Numbers

35-40

Abstract

Social media web sites allow users to share information, communicate with each other, network and interact but because of the easy transfer of information between different social media sites, information that should be private becomes public and opens the users to serious security risks. In addition, there is also massive over-sharing of information by the users of these sites, and if this is combined with the increased availability of location-based information, then all this can be aggregated causing an unacceptable risks and unintended consequences for users.