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Thanks, Maureen. I love the language of “sampling” and the metaphor of bridesmaid, though (hehe) the difference between bride/bridesmaid may be much larger than between “sampler” and “participant”, and it’s a binary rather a “curve” – so maybe we can develop names for the different types of online participation, with “observer”, “sampler” (they might be slightly different) moving towards the stage where ppl “like” or “retweet” then ppl who “comment”, then ppl who post more substantially… Maybe those are already in Howard’s book. Haven’t gotten there yet