How to measure the health of online communities

March 07, 2024

Experts from the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University and New_ Public have published an innovative new approach to measure the health of online communities. Many digital communities have become dominated by a single ideological group, discouraging outsiders from participation and limiting democratic discussion. Read the report Dynamic Polycentrism A Way to Measure Pluralism in Online Communities without Excessive SurveillanceAlternatively, online spaces that encourage pluralism and polycentricism allow for power to be shared equitably between multiple groups. "If we wish to build healthy digital spaces, builders need some measure of the quality or strength of those interactions." At New_Public, they're interested in how to build healthy, online communities.

The source of this news is from Johns Hopkins University