Internet communities are like kittens for many different reasons says this short list. The article emphasizes that they are appealing and rewarding, but often abandoned once they initial appeal has worn off. Communities require care and will have bad consequences if they the proper time and effort isn’t put it. Also you don’t choose a community, a community chooses you. The final thing to take away is communities and cats have one distinct thing in common. The internet is made of them.
- Online communities are like kittens.
- Online communities mostly offer brief novelty and excitement.
- You need them more than they need you.
“They will cry or bite you when you least expect.”