Exploring the Online Practices of Self-Disclosure, Privacy Concerns and Gender Differences in the Time of Facebook
Our study investigates the gendered privacy practices and concerns on Facebook by leaning on the idea of privacy management as a form of immaterial labour. We analysed if young Facebook users are more concern about the privacy against other users than against Facebook as a company or third-party partners, and also if privacy concerns and practices are differentiated by gender. A structured online survey collected from university students (aged 18-34, N=813) in Udine, Italy, is analysed. Our results show that students have just slightly more privacy concerns against other users than against Facebook and much less against third-party partners. However, women are consistently more concern about privacy related risk than men. We suggest that these results may account for different perception online risks between men and women.