9 comments

  • Mitch Malone, 4 years ago

    You probably don't need a screener form anymore. You can run software in the background that can predict—to a reasonable degree—if you've actually read an article or not. It could watch things like time on page, scroll behaviors, etc. This is basically how Google's reCAPTCHA works. If it passes, show a share button. If not, don't.

    This is probably tougher on desktop browsers where the user can just grab the URL and paste it anywhere they want.

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    • Giulio Michelon, 4 years ago

      Hey! I see what you are saying, but I like the concept of adding a friction layer to the share of articles. I like the idea of making it a little bit harder compared to what it is now. I think it could help to develop a different perspective on article sharing!

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  • Scott ThomasScott Thomas, 4 years ago

    Ha, I actually did this today. I skimmed the article and share it with my personal experience. Half the time, I try to be that "Redditor" that summarizes the article in their comment, so you don't have to read it.

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  • Corbin Koch, 19 days ago

    I have a friend who is a professional designer, and he's always sharing things he doesn't fully understand. He'll just go on and on about how this one thing is so great and I don't get it, but then he'll point out some element of the design that I like, and it's all completely confusing. It's not that I don't appreciate his enthusiasm for what he does; it's just frustrating to see someone be so passionate about something and then not know why. Try this sand blasting coppell for more useful information. It makes me wonder if they're actually doing their job properly. If you're going to share something you didn't read critically, do it with respect for your audience and yourself. Stop sharing stuff you didn't read thanks to a responsible design decision.

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  • Corbin Koch, 1 month ago

    The internet is a place where we can share our thoughts and ideas with each other. It's also a place where we can be manipulated and influenced by advertisers. This problem is especially true for people who are new to the internet. You should try this professional engineering organizations for best engineering organizations. They often don't know how to avoid being tracked, and so they end up sharing things that advertisers want them to share. As more people become aware of this, we'll see less of it happening.

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  • Agni MurthyAgni Murthy, 4 years ago

    Reminds me of this story - making sure people have read the article before commenting: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/03/how-a-norwegian-comment-section-turned-chaos-into-order-with-a-simple-quiz/

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  • Simon FSimon F, 4 years ago

    Liked the title. Shared & didn't read! /s

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  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 4 years ago

    interesting concept, but i'd be concerned about scaling this since each article would require a bespoke captcha question.

    you could also simply hide share button until user clicks through, similar to how facebook displays related stories.

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