Was my message read?: Privacy and Signaling on Facebook Messenger


論文アブストラクト:Major online messaging services such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp are starting to provide users with real-time information about when people read their messages, while useful, the feature has the potential to negatively impact privacy as well as cause concern over access to self. We report on two surveys using Mechanical Turk which looked at senders' (N=402} use of and reactions to the `message seen' feature, and recipients' (N=316) privacy and signaling behaviors in the face of such visibility. Our findings indicate that senders experience a range of emotions when their message is not read, or is read but not answered immediately. Recipients also engage in various signaling behaviors in the face of visibility by both replying or not replying immediately.


Facebook Messengerでは、リアルタイムでメッセージが読まれたのかわかるが、プライバシーに悪影響を及ぼす可能性がある。そこで、送信者がメッセージを確認されたときの反応と、受信者のプライバシー性と反応を調査した。