A bit of my curmudgeon side creeping out here.
Thanks to Dyfrig for posting for me.
I have to be careful here and try to avoid sounding like a curmudgeon.
A few words of caution for anyone about to launch an online community;
- Most people will not participate (even if they say they will),
- Many of those that participate initially, will stop after a few months (weeks probably),
- You will be left with a core of ‘die hard’ enthusiasts (talking to each other), and
- An (increasingly disillusioned) ‘community facilitator’ working at
full stretch to keep the community alive.
Sorry if that sounds very negative, but it is a fair reflection of the reality in some of the online communities I’ve experienced It’s also part of the 1% rule of Internet culture.
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