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Community, Content, Culture, Creator

Bookmarked The Four Dirty C-Words of the Internet – Paul Jun (Paul Jun)

Nearly every industry uses these words, but rarely do they mean what they signal. Language matters, and what you’re making is probably not content or even a community. Setting a constraint to avoid these words will sharpen ideas.

“[K]indred spirits operating in silos aren’t a community (yet!). What makes a successful shared activity is three things: it’s purposeful, it’s participatory, and it’s repeatable.”

People and Co

“Calling the folks who download your app a community sounds a lot better than calling them users.”

“Lazy language is a sign that you don’t really know what you’re making or who you’re making it for.”

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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