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the 1%

I'm part of the 9% http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/90%E2%80%939%E2%80%931_principle


by whirlingdurbish

submitted April 28th 2012

what do you think? let everyone know!
the 1%
comments (12)
oh fuck this background
6 years ago
Yellow = Creators of content (1%)
Red = Contributors (9%)
Blue = Lurkers (90%)
6 years ago
redo it shitass
6 years ago
There is the link in the discription for those interested. No need to repost it
6 years ago
i think more of the 9% needs to move into the 1% just saiyan
the 90%can stay where they're at
6 years ago
In Internet culture, the 1% rule or the 90–9–1 principle (sometimes also presented as 89:10:1 ratio) reflects a hypothesis that more people will lurk in a virtual community than will participate. This term is often used to refer to participation inequality in the context of the Internet.

The 1% rule states that the number of people who create content on the Internet represents approximately 1% (or less) of the people actually viewing that content (for example, for every person who posts on a forum, generally about 99 other people are viewing that forum but not posting). The term was coined by authors and bloggers Ben McConnell and Jackie Huba, although earlier references to the same concept did not use this name. For example, a large 2005 study of radical Jihadist forums by Akil N Awan found 87% of users had never posted on the forums, 13% had posted at least once, 5% had posted 50 or more times, and only 1% had posted 500 or more times.

The "90–9–1" version of this rule states that 1% of people create content, 9% edit or modify that content, and 90% view the content without contributing.

The actual percentage is likely to vary depending upon the subject matter. For example, if a forum requires content submissions as a condition of entry, the percentage of people who participate will probably mostly be significantly higher than one percent, but the content producers will still be a minority of users. This is validated in a study conducted by Michael Wu, who uses economics techniques to analyze the participation inequality across hundreds of communities segmented by industry, audience type, and community focus.

This can be compared with the similar rules known to information science, such as the 80/20 rule known as the Pareto principle, that 20% of a group will produce 80% of the activity, however the activity may be defined.

A similar concept was introduced by Will Hill of AT&T Laboratories and later cited by Jakob Nielsen; this was the earliest known reference to the term "participation inequality" in an online context. The term regained public attention in 2006 when it was used in a strictly quantitative context within a blog entry on the topic of marketing.
6 years ago
that's what i think of clicking your link.
6 years ago
6 years ago
...fuck off, tr.
6 years ago
@tr_willk: So, you took your madications and Snifffed coke all night and started writing all this?..or maybe meth..
6 years ago
absolutley not
6 years ago
Posting comments no one reads still just counts as the 90% right?
6 years ago
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