toxic communities

Jul
06
Facebook is an accelerator of our toxic times, not its cause

Facebook is an accelerator of our toxic times, not its cause

Facebook has merely harnessed and amplified the networks already at work online. Blaming the symptom for the problem is no route to a solution.
7 min read
Jun
24
Narcissism and toxic communities

Narcissism and toxic communities

Dispatches from the dark places of community management, where comics pros groom young women, and My Little Pony communities get infested with Nazis…
5 min read
Oct
21
The most toxic community on the internet is homeless

The most toxic community on the internet is homeless

8chan, home of mass shooters, QAnon and the cradle of GamerGate is fidnig it hard to get back online. And its founder it working to keep it that way.
2 min read
Jun
17
Reddit and the problems of scale in large communities

Reddit and the problems of scale in large communities

Is there an optimum size for online communities? This analysis of Reddit suggests that there is.
3 min read
Oct
22
How people silence each other on social networks

How people silence each other on social networks

The interplay between harassment and silencing is one of networks ways that users effectively networks each other on social networks.
1 min read