My research group @comdatasci has started work on a new NSF grant that's looking at ecological dynamics in online communities. @groceryheist and @jdfoote led the work and @aaronshaw and I are PIs.
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Come join my research collective @comdatasci! Applications to work directly with me at @UwCom are due 12/1. I'm happy to talk about the possibility of joining our group either this round or at some point in the future!
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It's grad school application seaso@comdatasci@twitter.activitypub.actore considering a PhD in communication, infor@UwCom@tw…
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Last Friday was the @uwdub@twitter.com retreat—@UW@twitter.com's annual day-long get-together for people working at the intersection of people and computing. I was the faculty co-organizer w/ @jonfroehlich@twitter.com. Zara (@uwmhcid@twitter.com) put together this awesome video documenting the event! 🤩
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@uwdub@twitter.comRetreat i@UW@twitter.comn annual event in HCI and design at the Universit…
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I have known @zephoria@twitter.com for many years. She is *so* deserving of the @EFF@twitter.com pioneer award. Her speech is important and incredibly timely. I feel honored to know her and to have worked with her!
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Last night, I@zephoria@twitter.comred by the @EFF. As I reflected on what got me@EFF@twitter.comthis place, I realized I needed to reckon with how I have benefited from men whose actions have helped…
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The analysis is built around a series of Bayesian regression models at different stages of user experience that we used to unpack the way that the relationships between gender/feedback and sharing/participation look very different among less/more experienced users.

One important takeaway hidden by looking only at overall averages is that although boys are more likely to share the the projects they create initially, the reverse is true among more experienced users!

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

To help you make your scientific study , my student Jeremy Foote has published software to make PDF flipbooks of your lab meetings for deposition into your university's institutional archives. blog.communitydata.cc/exceedin

My surgeon insistently and repeatedly tells me that under absolutely no circumstances should I "eat anything at all after midnight" and "none of us want to deal with the consequences of you not doing so."

All I can think: I'm a mogwai.

My physical Research Symbiont award arrived! 🏆🐟mako.cc/copyrighteous/a-resear I knew it was a plush fish w/ an attached parasitic lamprey but didn't appreciate the detail that went into the magnetic "interface." [Current Mood: Weird mix of deeply honored and grossed out. 😊🤢]

Ominous rain clouds on the bike ride home from the dive shop. Fortunately, I'm prepared. If it rains a little, I've got a rain coat. If it rains a lot, I've got a snorkle.

Although it’s been decades since I last played, it’s still flashbacks to Super Mario Kart and pangs of irrational fear every time I see a banana peel in the road.

My student Charlie Kiene spent 6mo with 2 groups of World of Warcraft raid guilds undergoing mergers. One merger led to a thriving community while the other led to complete collapse. Our new paper (with Aaron Shaw) tries to explain why. mako.cc/copyrighteous/why-orga

Claude Shannon created the "ultimate machine" and kept one on his desk. While I'm in his old office at CASBS, I'm doing the same! It can prompt useful thinking/conversation about AI, agency, cybernetics, homeostatis, etc. And it's super fun! mako.cc/copyrighteous/shannons

Although it's never fun to hear your main professional association (ICA) tell you that "you have no friends or colleagues," being able to make one's very first submission to screenshots of despair softens the blow a little. mako.cc/copyrighteous/i-have-n social.coop/media/zHZl7z50XfzQ

I lived on the east coast for ~5 years before somebody explained that the term "honey bucket" is not the generic way to refer to portable toilets. They thought it was a idiosyncratic euphemism. In fact, Honey Bucket is a brand. social.coop/media/l9ZqKRImY7cc mako.cc/copyrighteous/honey-bu

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