Submitted by: Daniel Papania
Over a billion people use social networks to share personal information with friends, colleagues, even strangers. Disturbingly, most social network platforms provide few (if any) feedback cues indicating that one’s information has been viewed by others. This absence, coupled with current rudimentary privacy tools, forces users to blindly choose between including or excluding potential audiences while ill-equipped to make such decisions. If users could see who had viewed their information they could better engage their networks. This research investigates tools to reduce the costs of sharing without reducing the benefits.