Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems (JMWAIS)


Research has shown that college students routinely post content on Facebook and Twitter that could be viewed as inappropriate by potential employers. Attempts to explain why students engage in this risky behavior have, so far, been inconclusive. The current paper expands the research on inappropriate posting by examining social media sites beyond Facebook and Twitter. The paper then investigates friend groups as a potential factor influencing inappropriate posting behavior. First, the degree of friend group overlap between sites is examined. Second, posting behaviors are compared between sites with high and low degrees of friend group overlap. The paper ends with a discussion of the results and implications for future research.




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