Upvotes and online communities

Why do online communities get worse as they get bigger? Programmer Robert Seaton has a pretty good stab at this question in a blog post here. Seaton says we behave better with people when we know we're going to have to interact with them again in the future. The penalty for rudeness in a small community is exclusion from a… Continue reading Upvotes and online communities

Trivia in the age of Google

On the wall of our staff room, next to the kettle, there used to be a list of how people took their tea and coffee. Brian: Tea = milk, one sugar. Coffee = black, one sugar. On down for a number of staff. At some point, someone got rid of the list, and you know… Continue reading Trivia in the age of Google