Are Backbone Organizations Eroding the Norms that Make Networks Succeed?

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to the extent that the backbone succeeds, it also can begin to erode community norms of collective accountability and engagement that gave rise to the network in the first place, undermining the very muscles and ligaments needed for coordinated action.

Last blog standing, “last guy dancing:” How Jason Kottke is thinking about kottke.org at 20

Favorited Last blog standing, last guy dancing: How Jason Kottke is thinking about kottke.org at 20 (Nieman Lab)
"I am like a vaudevillian. I'm the last guy dancing on the stage, by myself, and everyone else has moved on to movies and television."
http://www.niemanlab.org/2018/02/last-blog-standing-last-guy-dancing-how-jason-kottke-is-thinking-about-kottke-org-at-20/
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