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Status as a Service: How Social Networks work!
Why do some social networks take off, while other seemingly better ones fall by the wayside? Why do social networks tend to fade in popularity after a certain scale? These and other highly relevant questions about social media are answered and demystified in this in-depth post by Eugene Wei. Grab a cup of coffee and dive in! Here's a sneak peek into why social networks tend to fade.

Let's begin with two principles:
People are status-seeking monkeys
People seek out the most efficient path to maximizing social capital

It's not that the existence of old social capital dooms a social network to inevitable stagnation, but a social network should continue to prioritize distribution for the best content, whatever the definition of quality, regardless of the vintage of user producing it. Otherwise a form of social capital inequality sets in, and in the virtual world, where exit costs are much lower than in the real world, new users can easily leave for a new network where their work is more properly rewarded and where status mobility is higher.

The same way many social networks track keystone metrics like time to X followers, they should track the ROI on posts for new users. It's likely a leading metric that governs retention or churn. It's useful as an investor, or even as a curious onlooker to test a social network by posting varied content from test accounts to gauge the efficiency and fairness of the distribution algorithm.

Whatever the mechanisms, social networks must devote a lot of resources to market making between content and the right audience for that content so that users feel sufficient return on their work. Distribution is king, even when, or especially when it allocates social capital.

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TCS Named India's Overall Most Outstanding Company in Asiamoney's 2019 Poll

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, has been voted the Overall Most Outstanding Company in India and the Most Outstanding Company in India i

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India's US$957 Billion AI Economy and How Serious are Indian Companies about it?

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Indian executives are too overworked to deal with cybersecurity

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HCL Tech renews IT operations and transformation agreement with Equinor

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Q2 earnings: Wipro holds its ground in difficult times

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Hiring by Big Three IT firms up 59% in Q2

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Ashwini Iyer to direct film based on Infosys Narayana Murthy

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An Indian company has only one client and yet, it's a nearly $3 billion monopoly

Share market enthusiasts in India can’t stop raving about a new kid on the block-- the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, IRCTC in short. In

WhatsApp may roll out payment services in India by end of this year, says NPCI

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India's HIV-positive trans people find 'new strength' in technology

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