Comment 22J Re: Good idea


New poll: what topics would you like to see?


Good idea (Score: 1)

by on 2014-06-12 11:55 (#22G)

To have a poll like this... but I wonder if it is less about story fit and more about the number of people coming by and contributing...

For myself, I go in and out with regards to having and/or making the time to contribute. Big fan of this site, but hey, a whole week can go by when you're on vacation or at a conference or something...

Re: Good idea (Score: 2, Insightful)

by on 2014-06-12 12:03 (#22H)

Bit of a vicious circle though: the better the stories are, the more inclined you are visit more frequently. The more frequently you visit/comment, the better the site gets, etc. There's friction in commenting, too - if it's a pain to log in or read the comments, you're less inclined to post your thoughts, etc. But the achilles heel of any site like this is: how to add value over a simple RSS feeder of your favorite sites? Why not just follow the RSS feeds of a few big tech sites and call it a day? The answer to that question is what makes places like this one come alive.

Re: Good idea (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-06-12 12:20 (#22J)

Human selected stories. True, browsing several dozen different RSS feeds will get you the news, but a site like this sorts through the cruft and focuses on a few of the "best" stories - plus gives you a better forum for comments.


Time Reason Points Voter
2014-06-13 05:49 Interesting +1
2014-06-17 03:17 Normal 0

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