Originally Posted by inter351
I think this thread is just a mind exercise, not necessarily a serious one. But what called my attention was the fast critic response.
- If this blog is the first to ask for a donation.
- If there is an article that recommends Agloco which in turn promotes that what gives value to a blog or site (such as youtube.com, facebook.com, ...) is precisely their audience and contributors.
- Maybe if one respected group, as the one that runs this blog/forum, is capable of doing so much good; and observing some posts that talk about creativity, imagine how much can the aggregated contribution of many readers can do.
Has anyone read "The Tipping Point"?
Why Google paid so much for YT if the already had Google Video? Because of the community.
Some times you contribute more because you raised a big community. But that not *necessarily* is proportional or in direct relation to what you are contributing. It may be that it tipped. Harry Potter novel may have contributed to the world, but not necessarily N times more than some other books (research papers, Nobel Price winners or 2nd places, successful blogs, written masterpieces, ...), they just happened to reach the tipping point.
Steve has created a place for a vibrant and interesting community to grow, But when does the community feel they own the network? Steve owns the forum software and I presume the content, but it's nothing without us. So what do we expect in return? Recognition? Money? The right to include out ads?
People take ownership of communities for they feel they built them, which they have, but often people get frustrated because they expect more for doing more.
Look at Google, it's nothing without website owners, but the perception is that it's the king and we're the slaves, is that right? Is it wrong? We supply the content they get all he traffic and filter some of it down to us. Is that the best way to reward the users? There's adwords so it's more palatable, but is this the best way for 80+ million website owners to get what they want?
I think it 5-10 years, someone, somewhere is going to come up with a better way that favors website owners more and where it's better for the web user too Of course when that happens it will be extremely popular and Google will buy them out