Final paper details (week 12)

I proposed two updates on WeChat Group Chat function.

1. Time limit

When the creator is creating the group, he/she can set the time limit of the group, and will be able to change it later on. This approach is centralization, which can eliminate the spam of tons of “XX quitting the group” notifications. But it also the creator is now having the power to determine the group exist or not. If the creator doesn’t change the time limit according to the reality, the group might just be dismissed by mistake. This time limit is also making it extremely hard to find valuable or useful chat history back.

 

2. Group members approval

Right now, every one in one WeChat group can invite anyone they are friends with to the group. Sometimes, some people who are not supposed to be get involved will be added in. So this update requires the majority of the current group members to approve on the potential new group member so the potential group member can be added into the group. This update is filtering out some potential outsiders who have weak ties with current group members, but also make sure that new group members are the ones with strong ties with these group members. But it is also making it difficult and annoying for large groups to add new members. Also, it can make some groups more and more exclusive.

 

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