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For me, the big problem with Facebook is the plain fact that it’s an extremely annoying piece of software. [...] The central issue for me is that Facebook suffers a severe reverse network effect: the more people who join, the less useful it becomes.

Ben Brown # 3rd January 2008, 4:50 pm


I Love My Chicken Wire Mommy (via) Ben Brown discusses Consumating’s points system, and the problems that it caused within the site’s community. I’m always fascinated by how small features like this can have an enormous effect on how people use a site. # 31st October 2007, 4:56 pm