Can we really make YouTube better?

Consider the following abstract from The challenge of understanding what users want by Kleinberg, Mullainathan and Raghavan: The gist is this: when you’re on YouTube, you can do one of two things: You can go down the rabbit hole of watching 57 videos of celebrities farting on camera, which will ultimately cause you to getContinue reading “Can we really make YouTube better?”

Dealing with conflicting goals

Today I read an amazing paper titled “Behavioural Consistency and Inconsistency in the Resolution of Goal Conflict” by Laran and Janiszewski. It was published in the Journal of Consumer Research in 2009, and is one of the most highly cited papers in the field. I think this paper really helped me understand my daily behaviour,Continue reading “Dealing with conflicting goals”