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This is my first post, so I decided to go with one of my favorite observations: inversions. It is a fun lens to look at an industry — to take the basic premises and completely flip them. Based on my previous experience with forums, my favorite example is Twitter.

In the old days, the best way to chat from your home was to use a BBS: a dialup modem from your home to someone else’s, back before your parents would use CompuServe, Prodigy, and AOL. From then to now, online communities were driven by creating a chat “room” around an idea, and then bringing people there, and then posting your thoughts for the others to read. …

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