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A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy A speech at ETech, April, 2003 Published July 1, 2003 on the "Networks, Economics, and Culture" mailing list. Subscribe to the mailing list. This is a lightly edited version of the keynote I gave on Social Software at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology conference in Santa Clara on April 24, 2003
Twitter is a great service, but it would be nothing without the other sites, tools, and apps that help you get the most out of it.
why we're all blogging less ["Dorothy". One of my fave cartoons from the early days. NYNY, 1998.] A common conversation thread I'm hearing a lot among the veteran bloggers, is how we all seem to be blogging a lot less.
Social software brings groups together to discover and create value. The problem is, users only have so much time for social software. The vast majority of users with not have a high level of engagement with a given group, and most tend to be free riders upon community value. But patterns have emerged where low threshold participation amounts to collective intelligence and high engagement provides a different form of collaborative intelligence. To illustrate this, lets explore the Power Law of Participation: