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Disability-disclosure preferences and practices in online dating communities

Based on a cooperative research project, this article explores the experience of dating online with a disability, contextualized with an overview of the historical connection between disability and asexuality. It concludes with ideas for decoupling this inaccurate association through online dating platforms.

By Cynthia L. Bennett, December 2017

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Incentives and the crowd

SECTION: Features: Incentivizing Actions and Effort

Incentives and the crowd

Crowdsourcing gives us a way to leverage the complementary strengths of humans and machines. But how do we solve the problem of low-quality crowdwork?

By Jennifer Wortman Vaughan, September 2017

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The future of work

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The future of work

By Niloufar Salehi, December 2016

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The future of microwork

SECTION: Features: Augmenting people

The future of microwork

What happens when we algorithmically break complex productivity tasks down into microtasks? At Microsoft Research, the author and her team are accelerating a shift toward microproductivity to make it easy for people to get big things done one small step at a time.

By Jaime Teevan, December 2016

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Where are the flying cars?

SECTION: Feature: Designing the workplace of the future

Where are the flying cars?

Will the digital revolution actually transform the process of innovation? A professor from NYU spent three years with NASA's engineers and scientists to uncover the significant opportunities and challenges involved with new models for R&D work.

By Hila Lifshitz-Assaf, December 2016

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Staying disciplined during an interdisciplinary degree

Social learning and technical capital on the social web

Social learning and technical capital on the social web

The social Web is a set of ties that enable people to socialize online, a phenomenon that has existed since the early days of the Internet in environments like IRC, MUDs, and Usenet (e.g. 4, 12). People used these media in much the same way they do now: to communicate with existing friends and to meet new ones. The fundamental difference was the scale, scope, and diversity of participation.

By Sarita Yardi, December 2009

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Privacy challenges and solutions in the social web

Privacy challenges and solutions in the social web

Research related to online social networks has addressed a number of important problems related to the storage, retrieval, and management of social network data. However, privacy concerns stemming from the use of social networks, or the dissemination of social network data, have largely been ignored. And with more than 250 million active Facebook (http://facebook.com) users, nearly half of whom log in at least once per day [5], these concerns can't remain unaddressed for long.

By Grigorios Loukides, Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis, December 2009

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Don't ask me

Don't ask me

Searching for information online has become an integral part of our everyday lives. However, sometimes we don't know the specific search terms to use, while other times, the specific information we're seeking hasn't been recorded online yet.

By Gary Hsieh, December 2009

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Virtual communities and team formation

By Yanru Zhang, Michael Weiss, September 2003

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