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Ockeghem

Ockeghem

8/8/2013 6:25:38 PM
This NY Times article debriefs an interesting study on likes / dislikes on the internet. It confirms suspicions I saw many people vocalizing in the debate over whether B.net should show the number of likes on a post. Check out the article for exact numbers, and the method used for this five month long study. Basically, when there is a visible like system, "liking" a post preemptively can skew the likes that post will get overall by 25-35% regardless of content. Very glad we did not go that rout here on B.NEXT. Dont forget to like! ;-)

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/09/science/internet-study-finds-the-persuasive-power-of-like.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes

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    Nitron F117

    Nitron F117

    8/8/2013 11:17:57 PM Permalink
    [quote]Basically, when there is a visible like system, "liking" a post preemptively can skew the likes that post will get overall by 25-35% regardless of content.[/quote] Does it really though? Seeing a like system won't affect my actual opinion of a post, but it might just [b]remind[/b] me to like a post that I like. Similar to many other feedback systems, people generally only bother to leave feedback when the feedback is negative. I know this is true of me as we'll. I might have the opinion of liking many posts, but don't bother to click the button. On the other hand, if I dislike a post, I'll definitely dislike it. If making the totals visible increases participation, I think that's a good thing. They'd have to show that it somehow sways opinions for it to be bad. [spoiler]I didn't read the article. I'm on an airplane, and it wouldn't load. Any further details would be great.[/spoiler]
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