Playing tracks by
Joanna Newsom and Joywave.
Joining us for this show is Dr. J. Nathan Matias, Assistant Professor at Cornell University and former Associate Research Scholar at Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy. Nathan focuses on the intersection of sociology, psychology and the internet, examining issues like online behavior, harassment, and the shaping of modern discourse by websites and their design choices. We talk through his research on Reddit's /r/science subreddit, where Nathan and the site moderators encouraged welcoming behavior by including a small rule reminder for commenters. Plus: under the obligation to experiment, websites that manage what we see online ought to do tests to see how their choices affect our experience, and make their results public -- taking the tools they use to make effective advertising and deploying them in our interest!
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