The goal of my research is to improve the outcomes of social media use through the design of effective privacy technologies and policies. To accomplish this goal, I conduct mixed-methods research that explores the outcomes of social media use (e.g. social support, social capital), and I design and evaluate privacy systems and policies that produce positive outcomes.
Outcomes of Social Media Use
To design effective social media privacy technologies and policies, it is critical to understand the mechanisms that affect social media outcomes. In my research, I have explored the link between social media use and a range of outcomes, including social capital, social support, and adaptation to transition. My research on social media outcomes contributes understanding of the implications and effects of social media use, and it informs my privacy research: I draw on this understanding in the design and evaluation of social media privacy technologies and policies.
- Stutzman, F. (2011). Networked Information Behavior in Life Transition. Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, NC. PDF
- Yoder, C. and Stutzman, F. (2011). Identifying Social Capital in the Facebook Interface. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’11). Vancouver, BC. PDF
- Stutzman, F. (2010). Implicit Factors in Networked Information Feeds. In Fourth Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR ’10). New Brunswick, NJ. PDF
- Stutzman, F., Stull, V., and Thompson, C. (2009). The Supportive Behaviors of Older Social Network Site Users. The Supportive Behaviors of Older Social Network Site Users. ASIST ’09 Social Informatics Workshop. Vancouver, BC. PDF
- Stutzman, F. (2009). Social Information Seeking During a Life Transition. ASIST ’09 Collaborative Information Seeking and Sharing Workshop. Vancouver, BC. PDF
- Stutzman, F. and Kramer-Duffield, J. (2008). Modeling Cultural Acquisition in Online Social Networks. In Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting (ASIST ’08). Columbus, OH. PDF
- Stutzman, F., Capra R., and Thompson, J. (2011). Factors Mediating Disclosure in Social Network Sites. Computers in Human Behavior 27(1), 598-598 Link
- Hartzog, W. and Stutzman, F. (2011). The Case for Online Obscurity. In Privacy Law Scholars Conference 2011 (PLSC ’11). Berkeley, CA. [International Association of Privacy Professionals/Future of Privacy Forum Best Paper Award] Link
- Hartzog, W. and Stutzman, F. (2011). The Case for Online Obscurity. In Wolf, C. and Polonetsky, J. (Eds.) Privacy Papers for Policy Makers. Future of Privacy Forum, Washington, DC. PDF
- Acquisti, A., Gross, R., and Stutzman, F. (In preparation). Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality. Available upon request.
- Stutzman, F. (2006). Toward an Archival Approach to Digital Identity Management. Identity and Identification in a Networked World Symposium. New York, NY. PDF
Social Media Privacy Design
My work on the design of privacy systems involves the study of existing systems in the field; the creation of system design guidelines and practices; and the development and evaluation of systems for privacy management.
- Lampinen, A., Stutzman, F. and Bylund, M. (2011). Privacy for a Networked World: Bridging Theory and Design.In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI ’11). Vancouver, BC. PDF
- Stutzman, F. and Hartzog, W. (Revise and resubmit). Boundary Regulation in Social Media. Paper available upon request
- Stutzman, F. and Kramer-Duffield, J. (2010). Friends Only: Examining a Privacy-Enhancing Behavior in Facebook. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’10). Atlanta, GA. PDF
- Stutzman, F. (2008). Longitudinal Analysis of Freshman Adoption of Facebook.com. In Proceedings of iConference 2008. Los Angeles, CA PDF
- Acquisti, A., Carrara, A., Stutzman, F., Callas, J., Schimmer, K, Nadjim, M, Gorge, M., Ellison, N., King, P., Gross, R., Golder, S. (2007). Security Issues and Recommendations for Online Social Networks. European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), Crete, Greece. PDF
- Stutzman, F. (2006). An Evaluation of Identity-Sharing Behavior in Social Network Communities. International Digital and Media Arts Journal, 3(1), 10-18. PDF
Supplemental Design Research
As an experienced designer, I work to create and evaluate systems that support the privacy and disclosure goals of users. An example of such work is the development of ClaimID, a social web identity management service. ClaimID allows individuals to construct, link, and verify their social web identity, and then use that identity as a single sign-on with OpenID. ClaimID has drawn over 125,000 users and serves as an ongoing platform for research and design.
My design research is not limited to privacy systems. I am interested in developing software interventions for social and behavioral problems that can not be solved through engineering and computational power alone. One example is Freedom software, which increases productivity by locking users away from the internet. Freedom, and companion product Anti-Social (software that locks users away from social media) have proven popular, with coverage by major media outlets and over 300,000 downloads. These products are distributed through a corporation I founded, providing experience in entrepreneurship and in productizing research.
- Stutzman, F. and Russell, T. (Under review). Search Identity. Paper available by request
- Stutzman, F. (2011). Productivity in the Age of Social Media. In Scholz, T. (Ed.) The Digital Media Pedagogy Reader. Institute for Distributed Creativity, Comment Press, New York, NY. Link
- Russell, T. and Stutzman, F. (2007). Self-Representation of Online Identity in Collected Hyperlinks. In Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting (ASIST 07). Milwaukee, WI. PDF
- Stutzman, F. and Russell, T. (2006). ClaimID: A System for Personal Identity Management. In Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL ’06). PDF
- Pomerantz, J. and Stutzman, F. (2006). Collaborative Reference Work in the Blogosphere. Reference Services Review, 34(2), 200-212. PDF
- Stutzman, F., Lazorchak, B. and Wilbur, J. (2004). Metric Aggregation for Social Network Analysis in Blogspheres. In Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Information Architecture Summit (IA Summit ’04) PDF