posted on Sep, 1 2010 @ 07:03 AM
I consider myself a noob and I'm approaching the one year mark,
I guess we could speculate all day and night as to why people migrate from site to site,
but I dont think its a conspiracy in and of itself.
People either like or dislike something, it either is an experience of pleasure and ease or discomfort and difficulty.
I dont have a half dozen years to draw samples from, but I can offer some input.
Perception of association with content and self.
The "feel" changed on the home page twice since I've been here,
It went from conspiratorial and obscure,(the feel of shared secrets and released hidden information, non msm, a questioning research vibe)
to conspiratorial and embracing, (the feel of a news site with johnny anon videos and editorials and a huge surge in political bar room battles with a
more mainstream / altnews topic menu)
to upstart msm fringe contender, (specific reporting, revenue courting, emotional presentations as the dominant site introduction, the feel of
contribution and interest became less accessible, somewhat uninvited)
But life is change isnt it, there's alot of intelligence here, at times, and no doubt alot more to sift through is on its way.
Lets see how the next year goes.