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What do we think about kuro5hin?

What's the relationship between kuro5hin and MetaFilter?

Searching MeFi for discussion about kuro5hin.org didn't answer my question. The site founder, Rusty Foster, does have a MeFi account, but his comments don't help much, either.

It's been said at both sites that the readership overlaps, and both sites seem to be compatriots in the community blogosphere, but I was somewhat surprised that K5 readers (well two, at least :-) didn't buy buying my assertion that K5 didn't have to link to a certain story because MeFi already had done so. Then I realized that MeFi readers would probably say the feeling's mutual.

I'm relatively new to MeFi, but I think I'm a quick study. It seems to me that because of that site's structure, K5 is more suited to long, developed, original stories. Its sophisticated mojo system (comment ratings, etc.) and nested comments allow more thorough discussions. But MeFi feels much more like a traditional blog -- updated several times a day with brief links and comments. K5 favors technology and culture stories, while MeFi is much more eclectic.

I hope other, more experienced MeFi members who also hang out at kuro5hin.org will elaborate.
posted by tbc on Sep 22, 2002 - 32 comments

Dynamic threading

Kuro5hin's implementation of dynamic threading almost makes threading easy to follow and use. Impressive use of technology to solve a usability problem (reading deeply threaded conversations online is a real bear, requiring many page loads).
posted by mathowie on Apr 24, 2002 - 8 comments

How much weight to attach to the "community" in "online community?"

I saw this thread over at kuro5hin about the recent suicide of an Everquest fanatic and the surrounding issues. This thread was about online games but the poll in the sidebar lists "blogs" as the #2 "online addiction." Rusty and his crew have given the topic a good going-over, but I'm interested in what the MeFiosi have to say on these. Firstly, just how much weight should we attach to the "community" in "online community?" Second, if we are all members of a community, just what responsibilities do we have to our fellow citizens? I'm not taking any position yet, I just found it a thought-provoking set of questions.
posted by jonmc on Apr 5, 2002 - 17 comments

Brief mention-in-passing of MeFi on The Register

Brief mention-in-passing of MeFi on The Register, in context of Kuro5hin being dropped from VA's OSDN network...
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Oct 31, 2001 - 25 comments

kuro5hin is serious, mefi is fun

A question : I wandered over to Kuro5hin this evening, thanks to the subtle urging of a MeFi TextAd, and realized why I hadn't been there for a while...(more)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Oct 23, 2001 - 27 comments

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