Tag: social

Do Upvotes Show Democracy’s Flaws? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

Here’s an idea. Upvotes might be democratic, but that doesn’t mean that they work. [MUSIC PLAYING] You probably already know, but I’m going to explain anyway, because it’s my job. Reddit, Yik Yak, Hacker News, and a few other websites are built on voting systems, meaning people post things, links, photos, text, comments, and other people vote on those things,...