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Sharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World Sharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World

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The practice of using a social network to establish and enhance relationships based on some common ground—shared interests, related skills, or a common geographic location—is as old as human societies. Social networking on the Web, however, has exploded due to the ease of connecting on the Internet. Sharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World explores this web of social participation on the Internet and how it may impact the library's role in the public sphere, including:

  • An overview of social networking, social media, commercial and library Web sites
  • Evaluation of the behaviors, values and expectations of users
  • Review of related privacy and trust issues

The report is based on a survey (by Harris Interactive on behalf of OCLC) of the general public from six countries—Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States—and of library directors from the U.S. The purpose of the research is twofold: to assist librarians in understanding the values and social-networking habits of the people they serve and to explore the relationships between privacy, trust and sharing on the Web. The report will be shipped within ten days.

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