Comment 23A 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: 1)

by on 2014-06-13 05:49 (#23A)

I'd say this site, and similar sites as well, have more in common with reddit than a list of recent news stories. Sure you get the news, but the important thing here is the groupthink's reaction to the news. If you wanted an RSS feed, you'd use an RRS feed. But then, that's just how I use the site.


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