Corpus ID: 49404607

Reddit Rules! Characterizing an Ecosystem of Governance

  title={Reddit Rules! Characterizing an Ecosystem of Governance},
  author={Casey Fiesler and Jialun Aaron Jiang and J. McCann and Kyle Frye and Jed R. Brubaker},
  • Casey Fiesler, Jialun Aaron Jiang, +2 authors Jed R. Brubaker
  • Published in ICWSM 2018
  • Computer Science
  • The social sharing and news aggregation site Reddit provides a unique example of an ecosystem of community-created rules. Not only do individual subreddits create and enforce their own regulations, but site-wide guidelines and norms may also influence behavior. This paper reports on a mixedmethods study of 100,000 subreddits and their rules. Our findings characterize the types of rules across Reddit, the frequency of rules at scale, and patterns of rules based on subreddit characteristics. We… CONTINUE READING

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