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The Pushshift Reddit Dataset [article]

Jason Baumgartner, Savvas Zannettou, Brian Keegan, Megan Squire, Jeremy Blackburn
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Reddit, the so called "front page of the Internet," in particular has been the subject of numerous scientific studies.  ...  The Pushshift Reddit dataset makes it possible for social media researchers to reduce time spent in the data collection, cleaning, and storage phases of their projects.  ...  Reddit's ecosystem of subreddits are primarily governed by volunteer moderators with substantial discretion over creating and enforcing rules about user behavior and content moderation [45, 113] .  ... 
arXiv:2001.08435v1 fatcat:fxyb6eiocffl7a3sgskrwe7ewq

Governing online goods: Maturity and formalization in Minecraft, Reddit, and World of Warcraft communities [article]

Seth Frey, Qiankun Zhong, Beril Bulat, William D. Weisman, Caitlyn Liu, Stephen Fujimoto, Hannah M. Wang, Charles M. Schweik
2022 arXiv   pre-print
First, institutional formalization, the size and complexity of an online community's governance system, is generally positively associated with maturity, as measured by age, population size, or degree  ...  scholar Elinor Ostrom to 80,000 communities across 3 platforms: the sandbox game Minecraft, the MMO game World of Warcraft, and Reddit.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors wish to thank members of the,, and research communities; Kabir Sahni and Jingyuan Liang for help on the WoW data;  ... 
arXiv:2202.01317v1 fatcat:wwed5tzta5eblf776pma3ldbxi

Incels on Reddit: A study in social norms and decentralised moderation

Rosalie Gillett, Nicolas Suzor
2022 First Monday  
Incels — an Internet subculture that ascribes to deeply misogynistic beliefs — flourished on Reddit before several major subreddits were progressively banned.  ...  We draw on archived Reddit data to provide a detailed analysis of how incel subreddits adapt to and resist pressure from Reddit and other users to comply with the site-wide rules and develop and maintain  ...  Characterizing an ecosystem of governance,” Proceedings of the Twelfth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media , at, accessed 8 January  ... 
doi:10.5210/fm.v27i6.12575 fatcat:ahlyalduzba5zlp4oqldbgj3la

Too Crowded for Crowdsourced Journalism: Reddit, Portability, and Citizen Participation in the Syrian Crisis

Scott S.D. Mitchell, Merlyna Lim
2018 Canadian Journal of Communication  
This article explores the complexity of citizen participation in social media and crowdsourced journalism by utilizing the case of r/SyrianCivilWar, the sub-community of Reddit where users discuss the  ...  Syrian crisis.Analysis In examining the limitations and affordances of the platform, the article identifies features that characterize the r/SyrianCivilWar community, namely: algorithmic driven public  ...  The prevailing media ecology in Syria is characterized by absolute authoritarianism, where the government maintains total control of information and communication (Ghadbian, 2001) .  ... 
doi:10.22230/cjc.2019v44n3a3377 fatcat:hwnjjxqrovhlnh5e6nz5em3j24

Subreddit Links Drive Community Creation and User Engagement on Reddit [article]

Rachel Krohn, Tim Weninger
2022 arXiv   pre-print
By way of an extensive observational study along with several natural experiments using the entire history of Reddit, we were able to determine that (1) subreddit links are a significant driver of new  ...  Based on the ubiquity of these references, we have undertaken a study on subreddit links on Reddit, with the goal of understanding their impact on both the referenced subreddit, and on the subreddit landscape  ...  However, not all community features are universally predictive; rather, they are unique environments, each governed by a distinct set of rules (Horne, Adali, and Sikdar 2017) .  ... 
arXiv:2203.10155v1 fatcat:obektojyufh7flmgvxbj6qmste

Using data from reddit, public deliberation, and surveys to measure public opinion about autonomous vehicles

Kaiping Chen, David Tomblin
2021 Public Opinion Quarterly  
It then compares findings and implications from analyses of public opinion about autonomous vehicles from traditional surveys, results of public deliberation, and analyses of Reddit posts, applying a newly  ...  the dialogic characteristics of different social media, and the range of issue publics and marginalized voices that different surveys and social media forums can attract.  ...  The variety of existing online ecosystems potentially provide such environments.  ... 
doi:10.1093/poq/nfab021 fatcat:5bfenit2arhlzpqm5nyposekai

Over-Time Trends in Incivility on Social Media: Evidence From Political, Non-Political, and Mixed Sub-Reddits Over Eleven Years

Qiusi Sun, Magdalena Wojcieszak, Sam Davidson
2021 Frontiers in Political Science  
Using longitudinal data from Reddit that accounts for 95% of the entire Reddit universe across 11 years and relying on the combination of supervised machine learning models and traditional statistical  ...  inference, the study found that incivility consistently represents around 10% of total Reddit comments.  ...  Private sub-reddits usually have rules governing admittance; users receive an invitation once they meet the admission requirements.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpos.2021.741605 fatcat:kgyjshrkuvdrjjc3airrcoabla

Toward a Post-Apocalyptic Rule of Law

Jeffrey Benjamin Meyers
2021 Laws  
overload, e.g., the threat to the Rule of Law presented by an outgoing American President who refuses to accept the verdict of the electorate; the threat to public health posed by persistent vaccine misinformation  ...  The central argument of the paper is that before media pundits and policy-makers expressed their surprise at the fragility of the Rule of Law in the "unprecedented" ascent of Trump, the lethal capacity  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The author declares no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/laws10030065 fatcat:dsudqel2mvax7i77aw6wl2yale

How Developers Talk About Personal Data and What It Means for User Privacy

Tianshi Li, Elizabeth Louie, Laura Dabbish, Jason I. Hong
2021 Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction  
In this paper, we conducted a qualitative analysis of a sample of 207 threads (4772 unique posts) mentioning different forms of personal data from the /r/androiddev forum on Reddit.  ...  We started with bottom-up open coding on the sampled posts to develop a typology of discussions about personal data use and conducted follow-up analyses to understand what types of posts elicited in-depth  ...  During this process, the coder first reviewed the discussion starters of the 207 threads, and developed an initial set of codes that characterized the themes of these posts.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3432919 fatcat:rb2rmmn2xbhh3mylt32gk42wba

Calvinball: Users' Rights, Public Choice Theory and Rules Mutable Games

Bob Tarantino
2018 Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice  
Using the game of Calvinball (created by artist Bill Watterson in his long-running comic strip Calvin & Hobbes) as an illustrative device, and drawing on public choice theory's account of how political  ...  This article proposes the "rules mutable game" as a metaphor for understanding the operation of copyright reform.  ...  For an overview of the history of Canadian legislative reform efforts, see Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage, "History of Copyright in Canada," online: <>  ... 
doi:10.22329/wyaj.v35i0.5110 fatcat:vgowhiyk4zccjpuskeyelxreee

Pushing Back on Stricter Copyright ISP Liability Rules

Pamela Samuelson
2021 Michigan Technology Law Review  
Any meaningful reform of ISP liability rules should consider the interests of a wide range of stakeholders. This includes U.S.  ...  The Study's almost exclusively pro–copyright industry stances on reform of virtually every aspect of the rules notably shortchanges other stakeholder interests.  ...  Does the DSM Directive's definition of an online content sharing service include, for example, dating services such as Tinder, image-sharing services such as Imgur, commentary sites such as Reddit, news  ... 
doi:10.36645/mtlr.27.2.pushing fatcat:4nqv4onr55gw7ibyq3uzlv2qwa

Decentralizing Platform Power: A Design Space of Multi-level Governance in Online Social Platforms [article]

Shagun Jhaver, Seth Frey, Amy Zhang
2022 arXiv   pre-print
governance, allowing us to describe how a variety of platforms, including Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube, incorporate varying forms of decentralized governance.  ...  Drawing from literature from organizational theory, federalism, and polycentricity on analogous offline institutions, we characterize the landscape of existing platforms through the lens of multi-level  ...  Frey and Sumner show how player-run Minecraft communities self-organized around an emergent volunteer ecosystem of shared governance plugins [49] .  ... 
arXiv:2108.12529v3 fatcat:dm3krvkqfjgmtcb2ykg3y3t2lm

Assembly in populations of social networks [article]

Abigail Z. Jacobs
2018 arXiv   pre-print
structure predicts outcomes, such as organization success or ecosystem health.  ...  In-depth studies of sociotechnical systems are largely limited to single instances.  ...  Now, complex sociotechnical ecosystems characterize our homes, social lives, and workplaces, making this challenge as relevant as ever.  ... 
arXiv:1811.01452v1 fatcat:vdrmdfu3lbd3bopddaarnkaec4

The impact of coronavirus on business: developing service research agenda for a post-coronavirus world

Cristina Mele, Tiziana Russo-Spena, Valtteri Kaartemo
2020 Journal of service theory and practice  
We used an artificial intelligence–based algorithm to scrape the data with business-related search terms, clean it and analyse the discussion topics.FindingsWe show the key topics that address the impact  ...  posts on a coronavirus subreddit ("r/coronavirus") and identifying the main research streams that are guiding the research agenda for a post-coronavirus world.Design/methodology/approachWe use data from reddit  ...  CZECH REPUBLIC-Government bans export of respirators and regulates their sale in order to have stock for medical staff. (Reddit #4277).  ... 
doi:10.1108/jstp-07-2020-0180 fatcat:zs2cyndug5bipptj33xnl3fo7u

Mobilizing the Trump Train: Understanding Collective Action in a Political Trolling Community [article]

Claudia Flores-Saviaga, Saiph Savage (1 and 3) Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
2018 arXiv   pre-print
We performed a quantitative longitudinal analysis of more than 16 million comments from one of the most popular and disruptive political trolling communities, the subreddit /r/The\_Donald (T\D).  ...  We conclude by providing data-backed design implications for designers of civic media.  ...  2018) or #ShariaOur-Daughters to take Islam ideologies to an absurd extreme (Reddit 2016b) .  ... 
arXiv:1806.00429v1 fatcat:u23mwkembragddqojhzvbh4mre
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