De-lurk and be happy
January 11, 2008 § 2 Comments
I know some of the readers on this little blog have kept their anonymity. Fine. That has worked for you in the past. Now, shed your shell of privacy and let me know who you are. Even if it’s just once. If you don’t know what a lurker is and/or don’t know if you are a lurker, click here for the wikipedia definition. Half Pint Pixie gave me the idea to ask a couple of questions of you, too:
1. How did you find this blog? Were you looking for something?
2. Are you a regular, occasional or first-time reader? Tell me something about you.
3. Where do you live? Be general, if you must.
Let’s all thank Paper Napkin for the buttons!
I also wanted to point out a link on the wiki page to an article that talks about participation inequality. It points out that
- 90% of users are lurkers (i.e., read or observe, but don’t contribute).
- 9% of users contribute from time to time, but other priorities dominate their time.
- 1% of users participate a lot and account for most contributions: it can seem as if they don’t have lives because they often post just minutes after whatever event they’re commenting on occurs.
It also says that blogs have the worst participation inequality with a ratio “With blogs, the rule is more like 95-5-0.1.”