Amateurism or Art?

I read another great entry from Emails from Crazy People the other day. This one attacks an amateur photographer’s pictures (fauxtos as he calls them) posted to a Flickr group as “artsy and cute” but not “real” photography. Funny stuff, but only if you’re not the poor person who received the email. Reading these emails,… Read More

Implications of the 90-9-1 Rule

Last week’s post on the 90-9-1 rule was pretty popular. It bounced around Twitter and FriendFeed, and thankfully, Disqus’ Reactions feature allowed me to track comments on it. So, like any good blogger, I’m going where the traffic is. The 90-9-1 rule interests me for a number of reasons beyond the obvious applications it has… Read More

90-9-1 Rule Skews the New Web

You’ve probably heard of the 90-9-1 rule of communities, outlined here by Jakob Nielsen. If not, here’s the summary: In most online communities, 90% of users are lurkers who never contribute, 9% of users contribute a little, and 1% of users account for almost all the action. News over the past couple weeks underscores this… Read More