Feverbee recommends that people interested in learning about online communities would greatly benefit by reading an academic study called “The Effect of Group Size and Time on the Formation of Online Communities: Evidence From Reddit” by Elliot Panek and three others from the University of Alabama. The study of 30 Reddit communities over 6 years notes that, over time, participation tends to become more and more focused on a relatively small subset of users. Likewise, turnover within the group will tend to increase. Feverbee gives the article high praise, saying it closely matches their own observations.
- One academic journal article about building communities was lauded on feverbee.com.
- One blogger felt it was far more readable than most academic pieces.
- One reader felt the article closely mirrored experiences building community in the real world.
“Don’t worry about the complicated methodology, just take 20 to 30 minutes to read the background, read the analysis, read the results.”
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