Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Paul Graham On Why Some Popular Web Sites for Nerds Went Downhill

I don't think it's as hard to keep a site from sliding as one might think from the examples of previous sites where things went downhill as they got more popular. Slashdot, Digg, and Reddit were all companies. They wanted to grow. Whereas News.YC is a side project. We don't care about growth. It's much easier to do things to keep up the quality when you're willing to sacrifice growth.
-Paul Graham in a comment on Hacker News

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