The Best Sentence of the Day

This blog is a cut-up of a dissertation in progress. Each day, I will post my favorite sentence that I have newly scribed. Everything out of context, but suggestive. I hope.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Best Sentence #95

Current research holds that the twin hallmarks of online community – mutuality, or the opportunity for two-way communication, and density, or the existence of enough internal connections that a majority of members know and interact with each other – are increasingly difficult to maintain past a certain growth point.

2 Comments:

Blogger spitzer said...

hence 35 comments.

12:59 AM  
Blogger MachSirius said...

So you're saying research indicates the more players, the less people interact and talk.

Is that linear or more of a normal curve. I image it would have to be a curve. It doesn't make sense it would be linear.

BTW- How does one perform that sort of research? Is this anectodotal? Player questionnaires? Some bot running scripts?

7:34 AM  

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