Interface: 17. Sorry, I’m Going to Be The Liability

I’m not writing anything snarky or goofy about online toxicity. It’s bad, and whether or not you agree with the viewpoints of people who are expressing their opinions, no one deserves to receive constant abuse, death threats, and rape threats. Today, we talk about what can be done and what’s being done to combat online toxicity.

John Gabriel’s Greater Internet _______ Theory (we’re a clean show I guess?)
YikYak is garbage
@nero banned from Twitter forever
xkcd on free speech as a defense (read the alt text)
Periscope’s solution to online harrassment
Racism in Hearthstone
The Elo rating system
Dota2 player realizes he’s being a dick (report at eleven!)
Overwatch more popular than League of Legends in Korea
League of Legends is enormous
Jeff Lin of Riot discusses how they tested eliminating toxicity
Another Jeff Lin talk
Yet another Jeff Lin talk
More on Jeff’s experiments at Riot
A good overview on Riot’s attempts to curb harrassment
Ruining it for the rest of us
Dark patterns as a good thing
Riot using online metrics to deal with toxic, in-house employees
Overwatch is becoming famous for its low levels of toxicity
Online altruism
Overwatch gets one method of avoiding online abusers removed because it was being abused
Overwatch play-by-sound
Radiolab’s Trust Engineers
Everything is a Remix
Remakes that are better than the original