Ethan Chiu My personal blog


Last year, I researched with the Wellesley College Dav-lab. It was exhilarating to tackle a difficult and interesting question: “how do we help teens evaluate news accurately online?” There were many bumps than I ever anticipated. I learned the importance of clear communication, teamwork, and most importantly the ability to overcome failure.

At the end, we developed this pretty awesome Facebook chrome extension which anonymizes news posts shared by the user’s Facebook friends and asks the user to guess who posted the news post. As a result, this extension helped build awareness around the user’s own biases as well as understanding his or her friends’ biases.

Currently, I’m researching on modelling online anonymous communities. I can’t stop thinking about the topic and different ways to analyze the data I have collected!