This article in NYT about networks trying to capture/drive online conversation by viewers reminded me of the recent real time MF conversations during the SOTU and Superbowl, both which I really enjoyed [more inside]
This AskMe thread about contributors vs. lurkers reminded me of something I've been meaning to inquire about. A pony named Argus, who sees all users, named and unnamed, and enumerates them with well-manicured hooves. A digital Clever Hans. Or a realtime visitor count, if you prefer. [more inside]
Preventing this thread is what IRC is for. That is all.