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Wow! Now THAT is an exemplary post. I don’t have deep thoughts to share at the moment, but you do remind me of what Ross Mayfield calls “the power law of participation.” I’ve used his illustration in my books and classes to demonstrate that online participation isn’t binary — you are either a lurker or an active participant — but there is a smooth curve of participation. Sometimes, “liking” or commenting is a step toward deeper participation for a particular individual.