Security “ Pictures of the kids... I don’t know if I’d mark public... I don’t know who is out there”. “ If I did something to upset somebody somehow... and they knew where I lived by looking at my photos, that would bother me”. “ There is so much stuff out there, I don’t think I’m really a prime target.”.
Identity Management “ You’ve heard about all these random stories about people on MySpace/YouTube and a HR department will… find stuff” “ I might [upload] as family-only if it was a family event… embarrassing pictures of me and my aunt” “ Portland pictures. Ahh, there is a picture of me. Unflattering”
Sharing convenience “ I made my photos public so I wouldn't have to worry when I gave a friend the URL so they could browse my pictures freely”
Social disclosure “ I added the tag '[bar name]' so he'd know where I was…” “ Nothing marked [private]. It’s almost like the tree the in the forest, why would you take a photo if you didn't want anyone to see it.” “ if I went somewhere and I didn’t invite someone and I didn’t want them to see, I might want to make that [family-only]”.