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A measure of the value or significance of the information or content that the user sees, such as the number of likes (and now reactions) in a facebook post, the number of upvotes in a forum, etc.

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Thresholds in Social Proof

When using a social proof element like this example ("502 people find it helpful"), is it taboo to hide the element until it reaches a certain number of votes? If it is ok to do this, is ...
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Does usage of thumbs up/down ratings as social proof actually provide the right feedback?

On reading the news about Netflix switching to the Facebook 'thumbs up/down' system of rating instead of the more traditional star scale, and seeing that it was on the basis of an overwhelming ...
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Facebook reactions as a metric for user engagement

Previously when facebook only had a 'like' button and comments for people to respond to a post, user engagement can be evaluated in terms of the number of likes as well as the number of comments. ...
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Strategies for mitigating or dealing with bad or inaccurate reviews on product/service websites

I have seen questions regarding fake reviews that give glowing appraisals for products or services which are paid for by the companies that provide those products/services (or by the marketing/PR ...
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A new type of 'social proof' for websites based on subsequent user actions/activities

BACKGROUND (feel free to skip): Back in the beginning of the internet site counters were popular for administrators to provide an indication of the number of people that visit the website (there were ...
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