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Steve Outing: Learning from Failure

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Editor & Publisher columnist Steve Outing, who recently closed down his own start-up the Enthusiast Group, explains what went wrong and why. He writes in part:
I feel like I have learned — the hard way — some truths about grassroots content and online community.
One lesson:
building a business on a core of user-submitted content is tough….In [...]

Pew: Hobbyists Flock to Internet Sites

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

This from a Pew Internet & American Life Project survey report:  
 A telephone survey conducted in February-March 2007 found that fully 83% of online Americans say they have used the internet to seek information about their hobbies and 29% do so on a typical day. Looking for information about hobbies is among the most popular online [...]