Nice writeup by the @torproject of some recent work I've been doing on Tor users contributing to @Wikipedia. The two papers described were led by @kaylea and Chau Tran!
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Wikipedia has tried to block Tor users since 2007, alleging vandalism, spam, and abuse. New research tells a different story: people use Tor to make high-quality contributions to Wikipedia, often to topics like politics, technology, and religion. https…

My new @IEEESSP paper tries to map anonymity-seeking to types/quality of online participation by comparing @torproject users to other types of @Wikipedia contributors. The short version is that Tor users are pretty similar to other newbies and unregistered editors!
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Our new paper suggests that contributors to @Wikipedia that slip past WP's block of @torproject are similar to other newbies and unregistered editors. The …

Woohoo! @jdfoote got @ICA_CAT's dissertation award! I feel super honored to server on @jdfoote's committee and know what the selection committee saw. Jeremy did *great* work. Thanks for making @comdatasci look good, Jeremy!
We are happy to announce this year's Dordick Dissertation Award Winners
@jdfoote and @nzamanz

I'm quoted talking about knowledge equity in the for an article reflecting on's legacy and's decision to open things up—a little bit and temporarily—during the pandemic.

@sir The essay suggests that we should not make the freedom of the tools we build contingent on non-free tools. Perhaps it wasn't clear that I'm *not* asking you or anybody else to create a account or to use it over GPG, web of trust, etc.

Like the FSF, I use republish my toots on birdsite too. I try to live in freedom but I also don't refuse to meet people where they are.

I'm finding's "Rise and Fall of the Note" dataviz on previous CSCW paper word lengths to be SO USEFUL in the part of reviewing where we are asked to decide if a paper's contribution is commensurate to its length.

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Learn and (or volunteer to mentor) at the sixth "Communit@UW@twitter.comata Science Workshops" in in January/February!…

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Communication scholar friends! Do your departments bring in prospective PhD students for campus visits before offers are extended or after (i.e., pure recruitment)? Or neither? If you could share your program and the answer, it would be helpful!

Reflections from me a bunch of others on talking to family/friends about this week. Thanks @conservancy for putting this together!
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Going to be seeing friends and/or family this week and wondering if you should talk with them about We asked some of our pals for advice! (Thanks Alice, @makoshark …

Going to be seeing friends and/or family this week and wondering if you should talk with them about software freedom? We asked some of our #freesoftware pals for advice! (Thanks Alice, @mako @meonkeys Eric and Abby!)

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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Modeling the ecolo@comdatasci@twitter.activitypub.actorics of online organizations https://blo…

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…

Although my talk is not online, this is a recording of an earlier version of the same talk:


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