Social Spaces on the Internet:  social ( signals + media )

Fall 2017


"Nudging"
Assignment 11

Read

1. R. Thaler, C. Sunstein, J. Balz. Choice Architecture. The Behavioral Foundations of Public Policy, Ch. 25, Eldar Shafir, ed. (2012).


Write up

1.  In what scenarios, do you think it is appropriate provide "opt-out" policies over "opt-in"?  In what scenarios do you feel this is  inappropriate?  Consider the different audiences.  What are the consequences for each audience group?

2.  Find and discuss a real-world example where "default" settings have helped you mitigate errors.

Responses should be submitted via compass in PDF form. 

Late responses will not be accepted.


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