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Revealing the Commercialized and Compliant Facebook User
Sociology Faculty Publications
  • Stephen J. Lilley, Sacred Heart University
  • Frances Grodzinsky, Sacred Heart University
  • Andra Gumbus, Sacred Heart University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Abstract
Purpose – Facebook users are both producers and consumers (i.e. “prosumers”), in the sense that they produce the disclosures that allow for Facebook's business success and they consume services. The purpose of this paper is to examine how best to characterize the commercialized and compliant members. The authors question the Facebook assertion that members knowingly and willingly approve of personal and commercial transparency and argue, instead, that complicity is engineered.
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Originally published:

Lilley, Stephen, Frances Grodzinsky and Andra Gumbus. "Revealing the Commercialized and Compliant Facebook User." Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 10.2 (2012): 82-92.

DOI 10.1108/14779961211226994

Link to publisher version: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=17032296

Citation Information
Stephen J. Lilley, Frances Grodzinsky and Andra Gumbus. "Revealing the Commercialized and Compliant Facebook User" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/andra_gumbus/1/