Assistant Professor Mina Tsay was profiled in Research, which delves into her work on everything from Facebook to reality TV:
A trio of researchers is turning to reality television and Facebook to understand how young people view—and value—personal disclosure when it comes to their time online.
Mina Tsay, assistant professor of mass communication, has spent two years exploring how perceptions of online privacy differ among college freshmen and sophomores who use Facebook and those who watch reality TV. To some extent, both environments are predicated on the disclosure of personal information, but Tsay’s research indicates that frequent Facebook users do not hold the same opinions about privacy as their less-frequent user counterparts, and opinions also differ from consumers of reality TV.
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