It's existed in every online community and multi-user service that has ever been studied.Your only real choice here is in how you shape the inequality curve's angle.Worse, there are only 1.6 million postings per day; because some people post multiple times per day, only 0.1% of users post daily.Blogs have even worse participation inequality than is evident in the 90–9–1 rule that characterizes most online communities. Inequalities are also found on Wikipedia, where more than 99% of users are lurkers. Wikipedia's most active 1,000 people — 0.003% of its users — contribute about two-thirds of the site's edits.That kind of connection rate would shatter Hall of Fame records, at least in baseball.
I even did a TEDx talk explaining how to avoid bad dates and get better first dates online.
On any given user-participation site, you almost always hear from the same 1% of users, who almost certainly differ from the 90% you never hear from.
This can cause trouble for several reasons: (Update 2009) The "Causes" application on Facebook had 25 million users in April 2009, but only 185,000 had given a donation, even though the application offers the ability to give to 179,000 different non-profit organizations.
Even in this “alternative fact” world, I’m always surprised when I’m asked to defend online dating, because it needs no defense.
Yet I’ve written a book about online dating called “I Can’t Believe I’m Buying This Book.” I created e-Cyrano profile writing to help attract higher quality prospects online.
Conversely, the most active 3% of posters contributed 25% of the messages.