Expert voices in echo chambers: effects of source expertise indicators on exposure to diverse opinions

@inproceedings{Liao2014ExpertVI,
  title={Expert voices in echo chambers: effects of source expertise indicators on exposure to diverse opinions},
  author={Qingzi Vera Liao and Wai-Tat Fu},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2014}
}
We studied how a source expertise indicator impacted users' information seeking behavior when using a system aggregating diverse opinions, and how it interacted with a source position indicator to shape users' selectivity of information. We found that, for both attitude consistent and inconsistent information, the expertise indicator increased the selection of sources indicated to have high expertise and decreased that of low expertise. Moreover, when both source expertise and position… CONTINUE READING
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