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Towards Safe Spaces Online: A Study of Indian Matrimonial Websites

Abstract : We studied Indian matrimonial websites that facilitate arranged marriages, focusing on how they are designed to foster safety and inclusivity. We conducted 20 interviews with marriage seekers and parents to understand how they use the sites. We examined government policy, technical affordances, human services, and the presence of the social network. We contrast matrimonial sites to dating websites in the Indian context. Matrimonial websites’ affordances suggest ways we might make other kinds of sites safer.
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Vishal Sharma, Bonnie Nardi, Juliet Norton, A. Tsaasan. Towards Safe Spaces Online: A Study of Indian Matrimonial Websites. 17th IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT), Sep 2019, Paphos, Cyprus. pp.43-66, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-29387-1_4⟩. ⟨hal-02553879⟩

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