J. Nathan Matias     MIT Media Lab

I am a computational social scientist who works with millions of people in citizen behavioral science toward a fairer, safer, more understanding internet. I advance this work through CivilServant and as a postdoc at Princeton University departments of Psychology, Sociology, and Center for Information Technology Policy.

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Our Things

Our Things now posts to Twitter

Our Things is a simple messaging and analytics platform for coordinating community use of a shared resource, such as a well, oven, or laundry machine.

The analytics is incredibly important; in addition to knowing about the current status of a shared resource, we can use knowledge about usage patterns to make better decisions.

By making a feed of previous activities available via iCal, Our Things helps communities compare actual usage of a shared resource against usage anticipated by those who have made reservations.

Our Things now has iCal export OurThings Demo Display