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Because It’s Cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Because It’s Cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž

This question exposed a reality that I wasnโ€™t prepared to admit to myself. I am sometimes driven not by a sense of objective quality or beauty, but because I think itโ€™s cool and I want to be cool. The real answer to Sachiโ€™s question, more than I want to admit, is โ€œI like it because itโ€™s cool right now.โ€

R.I.P. Yahoo Groups

R.I.P. Yahoo Groups

Yahoo recently shared the news that, after 20 years, Yahoo! Groups is shutting down. It's no big surprise, but seeing this news took me back to the early days of online communities and my job as an online community manager. In 1999, I was fascinated with online...