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The credibility of digital identity information on the social web: a user study

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Published

Publication date20/04/2010
Host publicationWICOW '10 Proceedings of the 4th workshop on Information credibility
Place of publicationNew York
PublisherACM Press
Pages35-42
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-940-4
Original languageEnglish

Workshop

Workshop4th Workshop on Information Credibility on the Web, World Wide Web Conference 2010
CountryUnited States
Period20/04/10 → …

Workshop

Workshop4th Workshop on Information Credibility on the Web, World Wide Web Conference 2010
CountryUnited States
Period20/04/10 → …

Abstract

The recent rise in the adoption of Social Web platforms such as MySpace, Facebook and Twitter has provided Web users with rich functionality and feature sets to interact with their peers and construct an online presence. The digital identity which Web users build on the Social Web is being increasingly reused by third party services (product recommendation services, authentication mechanisms, identity management services). The reliance on such digital identity information requires accurate and credible information. This paper presents a detailed user study of the digital identity representations which are constructed on the Social Web. The study explores the extent to which such representations mirror their real-world equivalent and therefore assesses the credibility of such information.