Interesting. I remember Orkut and intended to watch what happened but was running two companies and then it slipped away, Orkut, that is. Your statement about over managing is, I think, an understatement. I don’t think these things can be managed except technically. If it grows enough to become self sustaining you are at the mercy of the community/communities that made it their’s. If it becomes big enough you can create the pretense of management by building your own public following. The only option is to try to turn it off at some point but you are at the mercy of both the resident communities and capitalist obligations. I don’t think we understand this stuff at all. Based on your statement I think this is another symptom of what I’ve come to see as the real thing, an actual full scale paradigm shift. We’re in the process of realizing that we no longer speak the same language as other parts of our population. And bigger and bigger chunks of the population are finding that things make sense in a different way while other chunks are reacting with nearly complete irrationality. Social media looked harmless enough so we turned it on but it is functioning as a bridgehead from another paradigm that we don’t yet understand. Little wonder things have gotten very weird. Quora seems to be caught between the old and the new but we don’t yet even know what that means. . .

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