Communities need some permanence to have value. Communities exist outside of numbers and tend to break down when overpopulated.
Business, on the other hand, loves growth. If it isn't growing, it must be failing. Enough is never enough.
So now You Tube is the big daddy of "community web sites" and has "overtaken" MySpace. You Tube is growing at a respectable 155% per quarter while MySpace is growing at a near death rate of 9% Per Quarter.
Most businesses would be fairly happy with a growth of 9% in 3 months - or even in a year. I think people need to focus a bit more on the quality of the community and a bit less on meteoric growth rates.
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