What Happens in happn? The Warranting Power of Location History

Xiao Ma, Emily Sun, and Mor Naaman

February 25, 2017 -
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Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing

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happn Two types of location overlap information provided by the happn app.

We interviewed users of a novel mobile dating application, happn, which shows users the number of times they crossed path with potential matches. We show that users assigned significant meaning to the minimal cues available from location history information. At the same time, users have concerns about security and recognition by known others as a result of sharing personal location history.

BibTex

@inproceedings{Ma:2017:HHW:2998181.2998241,
 author = {Ma, Xiao and Sun, Emily and Naaman, Mor},
 title = {What Happens in Happn: The Warranting Powers of Location History in Online Dating},
 booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing},
 series = {CSCW '17},
 year = {2017},
 isbn = {978-1-4503-4335-0},
 location = {Portland, Oregon, USA},
 pages = {41--50},
 numpages = {10},
 url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2998181.2998241},
 doi = {10.1145/2998181.2998241},
 acmid = {2998241},
 publisher = {ACM},
 address = {New York, NY, USA},
 keywords = {LBPHD, happn, location history, mobile applications, online dating, warranting},
}