Do honest people pull the short straw? The paradox of openness

Kiyoshi Murata, Yohko Orito, Miha Takubo

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Abstract

Widespread acceptance of the value of the culture of openness and honesty in cyberspace, due to the proliferation of (in many cases, ostensibly free) online services such as social media, paradoxically encourages ‘clever’ or ‘crafty’ people to use those services in a closed or controlled fashion to their own advantage. Online services that would motivate such people to exploit ‘honest’ or ‘innocent’ users undermining the open and honest culture have been provided. This situation will lead to social issues, such as the spread of online behaviour that treats others as only a means, the distortion of digital as well as real identities of a wide range of individuals, and human alienation. Nobody except social media platform companies seems to get the benefit from people’s social media usage in the longer term. In this paper, the nature of these issues is examined with referring to actual cases, and measures to address them, such as the establishment of the right to be translucent and the notion of co-ownership of digital objects, are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThis Changes Everything – ICT and Climate Change
Subtitle of host publicationWhat Can We Do? - 13th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC13 2018, Held at the 24th IFIP World Computer Congress, WCC 2018, Proceedings
EditorsLouise Leenen, Kai Kimppa, Charles Ess, David Kreps
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages282-292
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319996042
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event13th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC 2018 Held at the 24th IFIP World Computer Congress, WCC 2018 - Poznan, Poland
Duration: 19 Sep 201821 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume537
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

Conference13th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC 2018 Held at the 24th IFIP World Computer Congress, WCC 2018
CountryPoland
CityPoznan
Period19/09/1821/09/18

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Keywords

  • Identity
  • Online honesty
  • Openness
  • Social media
  • Strategic use

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Murata, K., Orito, Y., & Takubo, M. (2018). Do honest people pull the short straw? The paradox of openness. In L. Leenen, K. Kimppa, C. Ess, & D. Kreps (Eds.), This Changes Everything – ICT and Climate Change: What Can We Do? - 13th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC13 2018, Held at the 24th IFIP World Computer Congress, WCC 2018, Proceedings (pp. 282-292). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 537). Springer New York LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99605-9_21