links for 2006-10-22

Comments 3

  1. Noah Falstein wrote:

    Ha! I’ve been quoting that 1% thing for many years (although I usually do it as 90-9-1) for the percentages of people that just watch content, that create their own content, and that are any good at doing so. But I think I stole it from Doug Crockford back in 1987 or so… It’s one of the reasons so many user-content online spaces fail, you need the filtering/ranking stuff badly or people drown in junk.

    Posted 22 Oct 2006 at 22:52
  2. Autobot wrote:

    Noah’s right – this is old news. The idea that gaming (the 10%) was going to take over the world was nonesense way back when. All you had to do was think back to the days before computers and ask yourself how many people liked playing Bridge or Scrabble versus going to the movies.

    Has there ever been a medium that has reinvented the wheel more than interactivity?

    Posted 23 Oct 2006 at 3:13
  3. Jurie Horneman wrote:

    It’s not a new thing, but it’s nice to see it (re)confirmed from a potentially new angle. I see interactors more as the mod scene, or people who are, like, really into the Sims, not as gamers.

    I agree you need the filtering/ranking – one of the most exciting things happening right now is the prevalence of social networking to deal with this. It seems quite powerful in many cases.

    >>Has there ever been a medium that has reinvented the wheel more than interactivity?<< No, but there will be.

    Posted 23 Oct 2006 at 10:41