I'm looking for a post I read here — at least I think I did — concerning the natural evolution of online communities. The conclusion talked about population growth leading to divisive groups that clash with each other leading to the decline of the community... or something along those lines. [more inside]
posted by empyrean
on Feb 12, 2008 -
Mefi meet-up on Azeroth
on the Maelstrom server at 8pm EST. Come one, come all to be part of a re-birth of "The Blue" Guild. More inside!
posted by nelleish
on Jan 25, 2007 -
i'm looking for articles/opinions summarising (self-)regulatory processes of community weblogs such as MeFi, as orientation for the latest bouts of antville soul
posted by progosk
on Nov 23, 2006 -
Metafilter needs an NHL 94 tournament
. I'll keep the records unless someone else better at clerical stuff wants to. Who wants in? (I get to be the Bruins. Cam Neely will bang in your face.)
posted by Mayor Curley
on Nov 17, 2006 -
Shirky on Internet Groups
: All groups of any integrity have a constitution. The constitution is always partly formal and partly informal. At the very least, the formal part is what's substantiated in code -- "the software works this way."
Article about groups (including Metafilter) on the internet. Quite Interesting.
posted by seanyboy
on Jul 2, 2003 -
An interesting article
about building an online community and the choices the Author made . It also talks about other online communities and why he avoided certain features popular on other sites.
posted by gyc
on Mar 4, 2003 -
This request for opinions on participation in online fora was posted to an email list I participate in. I thought it might be appropriate here, as well. Please, only serious, thoughtful participation, you heathens.
posted by Mo Nickels
on Apr 10, 2002 -
The New York Times' Online Diary
(scroll down to "I'm Paul!"): Online personality tests are a long-running Web "meme," or viral idea.
No mention of MeFi, or how agonizing tests are, or ways to cure people's obsession with the danged things, but you can't have everything, I guess. [Login: metafi/metafi; pony not included.]
posted by mattpfeff
on Jan 17, 2002 -
"One of the things that separates Synapse from other online communities, is that its members have the opportunity for their words to be shared with people outside the community, by being published in Mindjack Magazine." So say the Synapse guidelines
posted by sudama
on Sep 5, 2001 -
I don't know where else to put this: If you work for a major media company that is repurposing analog content into the digital media, then please pass a note to your people that a) when a caption says "Left, Joe Blow" in analog form, it might need editing in digital form, particularly as considering how Joe may now be to the right, top or bottom of the caption, or Joe's picture may not be there at all, leading to b) Please, if you feel the need to print stories like "Calvin Klein was hit with a pie, as shown in the picture above" please show the picture above. Very frustrating. I know you old media people are too cheap to pay photographers that little bit extra to use their pictures online, too, but it makes no sense to then go ahead and pay the writer for a story that is near useless without the photo.
posted by Mo Nickels
on Jun 20, 2001 -
There has been 1 link and 16 comments posted since your last visit
17 MetaFilter members currently online
Neat! What exactly does the "currently online" tracker track? (Uhhh, this is new, right? I'm not confused?)
posted by snarkout
on Jan 15, 2001 -
goes right to the heart of online community dynamics, though I'd offer that it's the intelligent
cruel folks who are the most dangerous. I'm tempted to see the caring/cruel split in terms of the political left and right, though I know that's not at all fair. What do you think, is there any wisdom in Jorn's words? And what does all this have to do with James Joyce?
posted by sudama
on Oct 19, 2000 -