Is there research to support the idea that social networking sites could be improved to "feel more" in order to avoid "online disinhibition effect"?


That is, having e.g. videos instead of static pictures of people? In order to emphasize that they're real?

  • $\begingroup$ I once supervised a master student's project in which he tried to add unrelated background bio in context of debates on Reddit. He did a user study with initial positive results as far as I recall. I could try to find his thesis again and redirect you to it; he should have relevant related work in his background section. :) $\endgroup$ – Steven Jeuris Dec 9 '20 at 18:18
  • $\begingroup$ @StevenJeuris Yes that's a good addition. I've noticed that having people carry "rep tags" does add to a quality of behavior. It feels easier to downplay low rep people than high rep. But which then intuitively leads to improved behavior as rep increases. $\endgroup$ – mavavilj Dec 10 '20 at 13:38
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    $\begingroup$ This is the thesis mentioned by Steven Jeuris (I'm the author): github.com/simongray/StatementAnnotator/raw/master/… I don't have enough points to comment apparently since I just created this account. It's just a Master's thesis and a bit programming heavy, but feel free to ask questions if you want. $\endgroup$ – Simon Gray Dec 13 '20 at 18:51

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