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Is It Possible to Change Someone's View Online?

#sxsw #OLViews

We are witnessing a profound transformation in the way that people are able to learn about a dizzying variety of life experiences. Anonymous sites are transforming discourse in how people are able to learn - from the more nontraditional life experience to the more mundane. How is this disruptive shift affecting other forms of media and changing the way that people form their beliefs and opinions?



Fruzsina Eordogh

Internet Culture Writer


Fruzsina is a Hungarian immigrant and freelance writer covering digital culture, technology and science. Her work has appeared in VICE, the Guardian, ReadWrite, Thought Catalog, xoJane, Slate and True/Slant, among others, and she was once a staff writer at the Daily Dot. Before writing about the Internet, she used to cover crime, politics, entertainment and culture in the Chicagoland area.


Kristine Smith

Community Rel


Kristine has been a passionate member of the reddit community since she joined 6 years ago, and an employee for 3. She believes that not only can the internet change your mind, it's important that it does.

Marta Gossage

Community Operations Mgr


Marta is a passionate advocate for the benefits of pseudonymous online communities. She firmly believes that once the trappings of real-life identities are stripped away, communication changes. These conversations often become more honest, genuine, and authentic as they begin to dig into the complex, wonderful, and messy parts of life.

As Director of Community Care at LiveJournal and Community Operations Manager at reddit, she has combined process and a nuanced approach to address legal considerations, user privacy, technical support, abuse issues, and community issues and concerns.

Nika Nour

Dir of Digital

The Internet Association

Nika Nour brings 4 years of new media / internet tech experience, 3 of which were on Capitol Hill working with politics and various offices in integrating digital into their campaign and official strategies. She also led outreach to various constituencies affected by technical legislation.

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