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Emotional Consequences Attention Rewards: The Social Effects of Ratings on Redit

Davis, Jenny L; Graham, Timothy


Rating features on social media platforms affect visibility algorithms and act as symbolic markers of evaluation. This paper addresses the social effects of content ratings through a case study of Reddit. Reddit is a social news site on which users in topic-based communities (subreddits) create posts upon which others upvote, downvote, and comment. Vote scores indicate convergence with, and divergence from, community norms. Analysing data from the platform's three most popular subreddits, we...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021-01-31
Type: Journal article
Source: Information Communication and Society
DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2021.1874476


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