Thursday, September 11, 2008

The 1-9-90 Rule

According to recent data in most online communities, 90% of users are lurkers who never contribute, 9% of users contribute a little, and 1% of users account for almost all the action.

1% of users participate a lot and account for most contributions: it can seem as if they don't have lives because they often post just minutes after whatever event they're commenting on occurs.

9% of users contribute from time to time, but other priorities dominate their time.
(According to some things I've read these people primarily participate by commenting on content created and uploaded by the 1%)

90% of users are lurkers (i.e., read or observe, but don't contribute).

This was first formulated by Jacon Nielson but research by Bill Tancer author of Click supports this out as well.

3 comments:

Bob Ichter said...

I tried this once and it didn't work...maybe that's why I'm part of the 9% who doesn't contribute anything original...on the other hand, I have a match.com date later in the week...I'll see if I can't contribute some genetic material to my date.....damn, that's not original either...oh wait, I've been snipped anyway.....but I digress...

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I think that the 90% are looking for the right information to add their thoughts, or just people at work bored that are only looking to do something with their time.

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Ok this is interesting it's just like a person who have a blog... example, I have a blog, it's personal, but not in internet and I use so many names to make a comment, like know, but it's to keep my in a disguise for example because I don't want anyone find me.
Thanks