User group downturn?

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at bluesunhosting.com
Sat Dec 1 18:08:08 MST 2012


On 01 Dec 2012, at 17:16, Steve Meyers wrote:

> On 12/1/12 4:54 PM, Dave Smith wrote:
>> I've been thinking a lot lately about the downturn in user group
>> meeting attendance and mailing list participation over the last few
>> years. Today I graphed Plug's mailing list activity from 2005 to
>> present (messages per month), and noticed a startling coincidence.
>> 
>> Is this causal or merely correlated? Did other groups see a similar
>> downturn in mailing list usage?
> 
> It's an interesting correlation, if nothing else.  Either that, or the 
> new generation is too busy playing video games and texting, and the old 
> folks have kids and don't get out as much. :)
> 

Perhaps all of the above.

I admit that StackOverflow is a pretty amazing resource that I have come to trust and rely upon quite heavily over the past year.

Jonathan



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