Check out my new paper documents how online collaboration platforms imagine anonymous users in ways that are strikingly differently than anonymous users see themselves. Paper was led by Nora McDonald w/ Rachel Greenstadt and Andrea Forte. blog.communitydata.science/new

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One potential source of this difference is that while many online communities set norms about anonymous participation openly, the people who are blocked/deterred by privacy concerns that are incompatible w/ the status quo are simply never heard.

Nora will present the paper ("Privacy, Anonymity, and Perceived Risk in Open Collaboration: A Study of Service Providers") at in Glasgow on May 8th! Come see her talk!

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