While Susie Ochs contends with the ocean of CES coverage, host Glenn Fleishman talks with guest Christa Mrgan of Civil Co. She’s a long-time Mac and iOS designer who cofounded a company to reduce the awfulness of comments on the Internet. With news quiet after the holidays, we discuss Griffin’s just-announced magnetic-connection option for USB-C devices, ridicule the latest numeric-based nonsense in counting raw security flaws in operating systems, and revisit the new Apple TV after holidays’ worth of new experience.
Then we dive into comments: How to create peer-reviewed civility that doesn’t suppress heated ideas, just attacks. We talk about League of Legends’ approach to reducing toxicity, machine-learning-aided tagging, and why some sites remove comments altogether.
Videos of Jeffrey Lin of Riot Games discussing its approach to improving in-game enjoyment by reducing abuse through massive data crunching and community-based setting of expectation: The Science Behind Shaping Player Behavior in Online Games (2013), Enhancing Sportsmanship in Online Games (2014), MIT Media Lab lecture (2015)
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