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It should be somewhat straight forward to design an app, or associated program that does to a certain extent what social media has done. Several factors are associated w/what issue, or "number of clicks/post visits and comments" and modify or just adapt the same analytics to for example, associate what people have experienced w/ a site; be it effectiveness or confidence. The later would be based on a protocol that started with simple "thumbs up/down" votes for whatever reason. If people are "comfortable" in accessing a site, we don't "self censor" ourselves as much, and traffic volume goes up. Why we are more comfortable in a site is not as important as just being so. It shows.

Protocols based on the Mechanical Turk have someone, many individuals making value judgments. Get enough subjective POV's, and it becomes to a degree objective. A protocol could be based on certain values that over time reinforce whatever the targeted issue is. Thats in effect how living things "learn" anything, very basically.

As for more automated ways which you would need as well, a basic approach I've used thats simple, cheap and actually, usually effective given its set up as a one-way passive filter. Bouncing from email/web site at least as I've noticed is not likely perceived as a red flag when it's on the receiving, aka: passive end. You can keep it even w/in one site, but compartmented email accounts. It (?) for some reason using actual sites, http/https and up, w/ a VPN seems more effective, I have no idea why. Send site feeds through several different web/email addresses. Each is designed to act as an increasingly picky and very flexible "firewall".

It's not the best approach but its cheap and usually quite effective. Also "washing" a web site through https, and other filters does not in itself assure the site is kosher, so-to-speak. But it funnels the stream threw increasingly more specific filters.

Breaking up a site feed into more then one "package" is very effective, usually. It seems that is not as "creepy", and has a long history in secure radio communications. Just make sure if there's any signal degradation, each package can stand on it's own. As anyone can tell, my computer skills are very ad hoc.
posted by [UserVoice Robert] • 5 years and 2 months ago Link