Good analysis, really enjoyed the read. Two things:
- I think in the short term you may be misinterpreting the 50 clap representation. There are a *lot* of efforts right now for people to effectively break/game the new system, and I’d argue it’s hard to say we are at a stable enough stage in the platform to learn from it.
- I’d argue the biggest reason for dropoffs after the first 5–6 claps is the incredibly tedious nature of clapping, and how it basically forces the user into an unnatural behavior pattern/game theory.