Potentially competing interests

Dean Eckles is currently an employee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

D.E. was previously a full-time employee of Facebook, and now has a significant financial interest in and is a consultant to Facebook.

D.E. was a consultant to and has a significant financial interest in GoFundMe.

D.E. was previously an employee of Nokia and Yahoo.

D.E. receives some scholarly funding via a career development professorship endowed in 1983 by Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co. (KDD), which is now part of KDDI Corporation. D.E.’s research has previously been supported by the National Science Foundation and Nokia.

D.E.’s travel to conferences has been supported by various additional funders, including Microsoft, Technology Crossover Ventures, and universities.