snowdeal logo

archives archives

ex machina

zeldman examines the inevitability of the natural life cycle of mailing lists on dreamless:
"Everyone loves online communities, until they start hating them. Communities always evolve and change, and as they do, the earliest members begin complaining.

A few months back, half the comments at seemed to be about how metafilter had changed.

Before Dreamless was two weeks old, one or two people were worrying that it might go downhill.

Yesterday got its first (well written and intelligent) complaint that the community was no longer fulfilling its mission.

Online communities are always changing. That is their nature. Is this change always negative? Or is it something we should expect and learn to appreciate?"
bookmark: ::digg it ::furl ::reddit ::yahoo ::
8/24/2000 08:46:00 PM 0 comments


Post a Comment

[ rhetoric ]

"it is hard to be brave," said piglet, sniffing slightly, "when you're only a Very Small Animal." rabbit, who had begun to write very busily, looked up and said: "it is because you are a very small animal that you will be Useful in the adventure before us."

the complete tales & poems of winnie the pooh

[ about ]

this site chronicles the continuing adventures of my son, odin, who was unexpectedly born on the fourth of july at 25 weeks gestation, weighing 1 pound 7 ounces.

he's quite a fighter and you can always send him a postcard to the most current address listed here if you're inspired by his adventures. see the postcard project/google maps mashup to see a map of the postcards.

if you're new, you can browse the archives to catch up. and don't forget to watch a few movies that i made while we were in the neonatal intensive care unit. or if you want the abridged version and you can find a copy, you can read about his adventures in the november 2005 issue of parents magazine.

[ search ]

[ outbound ]

daddytypes / blogging baby /

rebeldad / thingamababy / The Continuing Adventures of Super-Preemie / dooce /

[ schwag ]

look snazzy and support the site at the same time by buying some snowdeal schwag!

[ et cetera ]

valid xhtml 1.0?

This site designed by
Eric C. Snowdeal III .
© 2000-2005