Fabulous read - on the economics of in the digital age, and why the subscription model is leaving out whole chunks of readers

medium.com/@gutjahr/lost-in-su

To help @Mastodon build the network effect, follow everyone who follows you, and follow a few more.
it is ultimately about connections and conversations. (9)

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it will be interesting to see how @Mastodon uses this to scale up. to build the federated universe.
it is exciting because this is what the internet was meant to be.
democratized. (8)

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But the moment the civility and norms that govern society break down, trust declines and there is anarchy. That is what you have seen happen to the big sites. You don't trust what is on it. (4)

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when people congregate and converse, and create communities of interest - be it or - the network works (3)

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What FB and twitter have done is monopolised the conversation. The problem isn't one more social network. The problem is to get people on it, who will debate, and confer, and interact (2)

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One of the interesting things about social networking is the "network effect". it is essentially the impact an additional user of the network has on the value of the network.
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