Hungry Beat revealed social networking privacy survey results and leaked army footage on the first episode which aired Wednesday, 23 March at 9.30pm on ABC1.
Social Networking Privacy Survey
Flying in the face of popular perception about privacy online, the vast majority of Australians who use social networking sites do adjust their privacy settings appropriately, according to a new, nationwide survey commissioned by ABC-TV program Hungry Beast.
The Hungry Beast survey was conducted in March 2011 by one of Australia’s leading research companies, McNair Ingenuity Research. It asked a range of questions about issues relating to privacy on social networking sites and the Internet. The survey polled one thousand people, across all states and territories, and was demographically balanced to represent the population of Australia.
82% of Australians who use the Internet are currently members of social networking sites and 76% are members of Facebook. The survey also found that Victoria and Tasmania are the most socially networked states, with 84% of net users sharing their lives, and Queensland is the least, at 77%.While only 36% of those surveyed say they have read the Privacy Policies of social networking sites they are members of, 77% have adjusted the privacy settings in their account. 18 to 29 year olds are more privacy-aware than older Australians, with 85% adjusting their privacy settings, compared to 65% of over 55s.
Of the 77% who have adjusted their privacy settings, only 2% have set their content to share with everyone.
The full survey results please see: www.abc.net.au/hungrybeast