The Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research

Bloggers Privacy Expectations

What this study is about? This study seeks to explore privacy attitudes and expectations of bloggers.

If you participate you are not asked to provide any personal contact details. You will be asked to answer questions anonymously about your blogging practices (i.e. what kind of information you write about on your Bebo, Myspace, LiveJournal, Xanga, Facebook, Friendster etc.) and your expectations of privacy when publishing online.

What will happen your answers...? All answers will be stored and analysed on a confidential basis. The responses will be used to inform academic discussion of blogging practices and attitudes towards privacy.

For further information please email:

I am a PhD researcher at CCSR, University of Manchester. I am sponsored by the ESRC and Office of the Information Commissioner, UK.

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For further information please email: Karen McCullagh: