Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The Long Tail of Apathy

The Long Tail of Apathy
Originally uploaded by Ross Mayfield.
Ross Mayfield takes another look at his Power Law of Participation when he extended the Long Tail to the apathy-civic engagement spectrum. Google search returned this.

A couple of questions: Isn't this derivative model culture-bound? In the Philippines, one might argue, for example, that the mass of people who "vote" does not necessarily pay taxes. Are they involved in civic engagement any more than the tax-paying (at the income source) non-voting citizens?

1 comment:

Ross said...

more than fair point