I want to cry every time I check the online communities I joined this time last year. Most of them are now barren wastelands. Some thoughts on why online communities fail... 🧶 First, picture the scene: you joined a poppin' Slack or Discord a while back. It was LIT when you joined, but now it's... not lit.
Loved the article Stew! Perhaps the Internet is turning us back into nomads and we should see online communities as inherently ephemeral gatherings.
Alternative hypothesis: even if there is a single purpose, often it is the size and structure of the community that determines if it is alive or dying. WoW Guilds should provide a template for this dynamic. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18537499
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