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Does Anonymity Increase the Chance to Get Feedback?

Malte Paskuda 1 Myriam Lewkowicz 1
1 Tech-CICO - TECHnologies pour la Coopération, l’Interaction et les COnnaissances dans les collectifs
CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : FRE2732, ICD - Institut Charles Delaunay
Abstract : To generate a hypothesis about the effects of anonymity on user participation in online communities, comments on Youtube were analysed for effects of the change from allowing pseudonyms to Google+ with its real name policy. Small differences were detected, leading to the hypothesis that the option to remain anonymous leads to a less active environment for getting feedback, with less polite and less rude comments on the expense of neutral ones.
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Submitted on : Friday, July 3, 2020 - 2:14:58 PM
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Malte Paskuda, Myriam Lewkowicz. Does Anonymity Increase the Chance to Get Feedback?. 2020. ⟨hal-02888945⟩



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