Online disclosure neither now nor never: When would a “later” button work?
Article first published online: 18 NOV 2010
Copyright © 2009 American Society for Information Science and Technology
Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Volume 46, Issue 1, pages 1–6, 2009
How to Cite
Kramer-Duffield, J. and Russell, T. (2009), Online disclosure neither now nor never: When would a “later” button work?. Proc. Am. Soc. Info. Sci. Tech., 46: 1–6. doi: 10.1002/meet.2009.1450460362
- Issue published online: 18 NOV 2010
- Article first published online: 18 NOV 2010
The combination of personal demographic data, taste preferences, public disclosure of friend networks and now increasing usage of tools for instantly updating status (e.g., Twitter, Facebook) has fundamentally altered users' understanding of the temporality of information and its (semi-)permanence. A recent exploratory study found users were more willing to share items as time passed, and a major finding included a latent willingness (40% of sharing scenarios) to disclose information at a later date, neither “now” nor “never”. This study further explicates these findings by examining in greater detail the nature of the role of temporality in disclosure willingness.