Has technology caused a generational divide between current college age users (Millennial Generation) who have no problems posting intimate details of their personal life on the Web and more traditional older users who seem to value privacy? This paper presents the results of a survey of 251 university students and follow-up focus groups on the topic of the perceptions of social networking and privacy. We will use Facebook as an example of social networking, and review attitudes about privacy and control over personal information among traditional and non-traditional college age users and light and heavy users of social networking sites.
Gumbus, A., Grodzinsky, F., & Lilley, S. (2010). Social networking and the perception of privacy within the millennial generation. In M. Arias-Oliva, T. W. Bynum, S. Rogerson, & T. Torres-Coronas (Eds.), The "backwards, forwards and sideways" changes of ICT: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference, Ethicomp 2010 (pp. 273-279). Tarragona, Spain: Universitat Rovira i Virgili.