Unprecedented success of Online Social Networks, such as Facebook, has been recently overshadowed by the privacy risks they imply. Weary of privacy concerns and unable to construct their identity in the desired way, users may restrict or even terminate their platform activities. Even though this means a considerable business risk for these platforms, so far there have been no studies on how to enable social network providers to address these problems. This study fills this gap by adopting a fairness perspective to analyze related measures at the disposal of the provider. In a Structural Equation Model with 237 subjects we find that ensuring interactional and procedural justice are two important strategies to support user participation on the platform.
Krasnova, Hanna; Kolesnikova, Elena; and Guenther, Oliver, "Leveraging Trust and Privacy Concerns in Online Social Networks: An Empirical Study" (2010). ECIS 2010 Proceedings. 160.