Thursday, November 01, 2007

Sharing privacy and trust in our networked world

A new report from OCLC, which focuses on the currently fashionable topic of young people and social networking:
de Rosa, C. et al (2007) Sharing privacy and trust in our networked world. OCLC.
"This OCLC membership report explores this web of social participation and cooperation on the Internet and how it may impact the library’s role, including ..... The report is based on a survey (by Harris Interactive on behalf of OCLC) of the general public [6,000 people] from six countries—Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom." There were four key researh areas: 1) Practices and preferences of users in social networking; 2) User attitudes about sharing information; 3) Attitudes to information privacy; 4) Librarians' practice and views on social networking.

Photo by Sheila Webber: War memorial, October 2007.

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