A Simple Way to Reduce Harassment in Online Discussion Groups
New research finds that prominently posting community rules can make a big difference in deterring trolls.
Why the Children of Anti-Vaxxers Are Taking to Reddit for Advice
What do you do when your parents refuse to let you get vaccinated? Ask the Internet.
PS Picks: The Endless Complexity of r/relationships
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The Lede, Issue #38: Fracking in California, an Investigation Into Nike, the Endless Complexity of r/relationships, and More
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Digital Culture: CreepyPMs and the Women Who Receive Them
More than 140,000 people subscribe to a subreddit dedicated to pointing out the insidious normalcy of the digital vitriol that’s directed at women online.
Chaos, Democracy, and Religion in the Pokémon World
How the live-streaming, crowd-sourced gameplay of a 15-year-old game captivated millions and generated its own set of religions.
Outing Advertisers: A Conversation With Reddit's HailCorporate
Paul Hiebert talks to the moderators of the community that tries to keep the site's exchange free from marketers disguised as honest users.
We Are All Internet Addicts Now—Just Don’t Call It That
New research has many (on the Internet) talking about the evolutionary causes of our "addiction" to the Internet, but it's not an addiction, at least not in the way we're used to applying the label.