I dislike popularity/count based schemes in that they advantage early adopters or people with following. This pushes a dialogue platform into being a publishing one instead, and negatively affect quality of dialogue, and increases the barrier of entry.

Popularity is a very incomplete metric for quality of content.

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It turns the social network into a competition for most followers.

The reason we have a follower/followed system is to enable people to chooses who they want to read/stay in touch with.

Why do we need a popularity contest on top of that?

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