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[–] slyckstyx 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

What's your predicted timeframe for the fall of Voat? 5 years? 10 years? Never?

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[–] AffectiveMan 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The adoption rate for Web 2.0 is likely similar to general tech adoption patterns. e.g. Color television was created in 1945, broke-through in 1964, and became universal in 1983; a 19-year pattern. Cellular telephony was created in 1985, broke-through in 1997, and became universal in 2008; a 11.5-year pattern. Due to the fluidity of Web 2.0 standards and a high-tech culture, the adoption pattern could be close to half of cellular, say 5 years.

Since this current issue is the difference between the break-though community and the universal community, I suggest a 5 year time-frame until the next similar issue.

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[–] slyckstyx ago 

I was thinking 5 years also...

Here's hoping we're wrong, but history's a bitchy mistress.

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[–] 1F4A9 [S] ago 

Too early to tell. It's not inevitable that the dark side gets the upper hand in a community, although it seems to be a general principle that the more mainstream something becomes, the lesser its quality.

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[–] slyckstyx ago 

the more mainstream something becomes, the lesser its quality

I think that's the key. Not necessarily the "dark side" taking over, just the decrease in quality that causes the migration (see Myspace).

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[–] SurvivorType 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Hello, welcome to Voat!

You don't get comment contribution points (CCP) from submissions. It's the CCP you need to downvote ;)

You gotta comment!

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[–] 1F4A9 [S] 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I started with that. Thanks.