Impacts of dark side of online social networks (OSNs) on users

An agenda for future research

Layla Boroon, Babak Abedin, Seyedezahra Shadi Erfani

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution


The use of online social networks (OSNs) has grown substantially over the past few years and many studies have reported positive effects of using OSNs platforms. However, the negative effects of OSNs have received little attention. Given the lack of studies in this area, we conducted a review of top information systems journals to explore the gaps in the literature. Our review identified a number of theoretical and practical gaps. We then recommended an agenda for the future research, highlighting the importance of the dark side of OSNs and guiding researchers on how they can identify, mitigate and reduce negative consequences of using OSNs on different aspects of human lives.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPACIS 2018 - Opportunities and Challenges for the Digitized Society: Are We Ready?
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems
EditorsMotonari Tanabu, Dai Senoo
Place of PublicationYokohama
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9784902590838
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: PACIS 2018 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 26 Jun 201830 Jun 2018


Conference22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems


  • Dark side
  • Negative effects
  • Online social networks
  • Risks

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