Privacy & social media in the context of the Arab Gulf

Norah Abokhodair, Sarah Vieweg

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Abstract

Theories of privacy and how it relates to the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) have been a topic of research for decades. However, little attention has been paid to the perception of privacy from the perspective of technology users in the Middle East. In this paper, we delve into interpretations of privacy from the approach of Arab Gulf citizens. We consider how privacy is practiced and understood in technology-mediated environments among this population, paying particular attention to the role of Islam and cultural traditions in constructing norms around privacy. We then offer culturally sensitive design principles and suggestions for future research that incorporates previously unexplored characteristics of privacy, which play a role in how users navigate social media.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Fuse
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages672-683
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340311
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2016
Event11th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2016 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 4 Jun 20168 Jun 2016

Other

Other11th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2016
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period4/6/168/6/16

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Keywords

  • Arab studies
  • Islam
  • Middle East
  • Privacy
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Social computing
  • Social media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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Abokhodair, N., & Vieweg, S. (2016). Privacy & social media in the context of the Arab Gulf. In DIS 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Fuse (pp. 672-683). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2901790.2901873