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CrazyNorman
07-12-2007, 09:43 AM
Looking at sites like Digg, I have to wonder, how do companies like these get off the ground?
It's not really useful until a lot of people are using it (in order to submit stories, digg them, write comments, etc.), but why would somebody use it unless it has stories, etc.

Basically, how do sites like these hit critical mass?

laserlight
07-12-2007, 09:49 AM
I guess that they begin by being a novelty, and possibly become slashdotted or something at some point.

Rashakil Fol
07-12-2007, 11:14 AM
Fake users.

CrazyNorman
07-12-2007, 11:17 AM
Even if you have 100 fake users, you still need comments and stories. That'd be a lot of work for one real user.

brewbuck
07-12-2007, 11:21 AM
Even if you have 100 fake users, you still need comments and stories. That'd be a lot of work for one real user.

You can hire monkeys on RentACoder.com to write comments on your blogs. Sick, but true.

zacs7
07-12-2007, 05:41 PM
You can hire monkeys on RentACoder.com to write comments on your blogs. Sick, but true.

You can also outsource skilled educated programmers with uneducated $2 programmers from there too.