It’s all about that post; opportunities and challenges of sharing information online

E. Aguirre Lopez

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Users spend a significant amount of time broadcasting their thoughts and experiences through social media. But we know little about how sharing information online affects the individuals who post information. In this dissertation, this research gap is confronted by studying positive and negative consequences of sharing information online. One of the findings is that the act of writing reviews may foster self-reflection and personal development, however in some circumstances it may also cause reviewers to behave impulsively. Sharing information may make users feel vulnerable particularly when this information is used by firms to provide personalized services without their consent.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • de Ruyter, Ko, Supervisor
  • Wetzels, Martin, Supervisor
  • Grewal, D., Supervisor, External person
  • Mahr, Dominik, Co-Supervisor
Award date26 Jun 2015
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789462596993
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • social media
  • users

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