Elephants and Murky Waters: Why We Need to Examine Multiple Social Media Sites » Cyborgology 

If we are to adapt Altman’s theory to the networked, augmented world of today, shouldn’t we look at how users conceive of system changes like this that (unexpectedly) decrease access and visibility, too? Is the sudden end of sharing perceived as a privacy violation?

If our studies considered also cases that counter the trend of increased openness, we might come to understand reactions to changes in privacy settings and defaults more comprehensively.

More importantly, it could help us see more clearly where prior theories can fail or support theoretical understandings that are situated in the networked context of today.