8th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing

Research Article

Automatic Social Group Organization and Privacy Management

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2012.250490,
        author={Anna Squicciarini and Dan Lin and Sushama Karumanchi and Nicole DeSisto},
        title={Automatic Social Group Organization and Privacy Management},
        proceedings={8th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={COLLABORATECOM},
        year={2012},
        month={12},
        keywords={privacy group management social networks},
        doi={10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2012.250490}
    }
    
  • Anna Squicciarini
    Dan Lin
    Sushama Karumanchi
    Nicole DeSisto
    Year: 2012
    Automatic Social Group Organization and Privacy Management
    COLLABORATECOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2012.250490
Anna Squicciarini1,*, Dan Lin2, Sushama Karumanchi1, Nicole DeSisto1
  • 1: Pennsylvania State University
  • 2: Missouri Science and Technology
*Contact email: asquicciarini@ist.psu.edu

Abstract

With the dramatic increase of users on social network websites, the needs to assist users to manage their large number of contacts as well as providing privacy protection become more and more evident. Unfortunately, limited tools are available to address such needs and reduce users' workload on managing their social relationships. To tackle this issue, we propose an approach to facilitate online social network users to group their contacts into social circles with common interests. Further, we leverage the social group practice to automate the privacy setting process for users who add new contacts or upload new data items. We conducted a user study to evaluate the effectiveness of our solution.