Young adults concerned but naive about privacy: study
April 16, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – US young adults care about their online privacy
just as much as older Americans, but they tend to be more naive, a study
released Thursday found.
Hot trends in online social networking, geolocation services, and firing
off musings in Twitter messages are not a sign that privacy is less
important to the younger generation than to its predecessors, according
to the research.
"We are not arguing that young adults don't do foolish things on
Facebook," said study co-author Joseph Turow, a professor at the
University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communication.