Is 2017 the year we see a kinder, safer web? It’s starting to look like it.
For many women, logging onto social media is inherently dangerous. Online communities are notoriously hostile towards women. So what can social networks do to change that?
Cyberbullying is different from “traditional” bullying in that it happens 24/7. For victims, there is no escape.
The comments section of many websites can be hostile, toxic places. It’s easy to turn off comments — it’s a quick fix, and it always works. But there is a hidden cost to your community.
Building a healthy online community takes dedication, persistence, and a solid moderation strategy.
Every community is different and requires different techniques. But there are a few guiding principles that work for just about every product, from social networks to online games to forums.
Do traditional moderation techniques like crowdsourcing and muting actually work? Are there more effective strategies? And what does it mean to engineer a healthy community?