Online communities, those that share a common interest on the internet, can range from social networks, grassroots organizations and customer communities. We, as a society, are naturally communal, so it makes sense to engage in ideas and interests with others online. Whether we build relationships with people directly or indirectly, communities are built. However, how we do so differs.

In 2006, web expert Jakob Nielsen proposed a 90-9-1 rule based on participation inequality in social media and online communities. According to Nielsen, in most online communities, 90% of users are lurkers, i.e., those who observe, but don’t contribute, nine percent

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A couple watch a television report broadcasting the launch of South Korea’s space rocket Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1) or Naro at Naro Space Centre in Goheung, about 485 km (301 miles) south of Seoul, at a train station in Seoul Januar


By Josh Smith

GOHEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – South Korea’s first domestically built space rocket blasted off on Thursday, but failed to fully place a dummy satellite into orbit, delivering mixed results for a test launch that represents a major leap for the country’s ambitious space plans.

The three-stage KSLV-II Nuri rocket,

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes part in media interviews during the annual Conservative Party conference, in Manchester, Britain, October 5, 2021. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo


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By William James

LONDON (Reuters) -British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced nearly 10 billion pounds ($13.72 billion) of private investment in green projects on Tuesday and courted the “trillions of the markets” in a speech to the world’s top financiers and executives.

The government’s Global Investment Summit in London marks post-Brexit Britain’s biggest push to woo investors, even leveraging the soft power

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CryptoPunk #6046 Owner Refuses to Sell His NFT For $9.5M

  • Co-founder Richerd Chan refuses to sell his CryptoPunk #6046 for $9.5 million.
  • If we convert, the $9.5 million is equal to 2,500 ETH.
  • Richerd emphasized that Punk #6046 is tied to his identity and online persona.

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have had a mix of positive interactions these days. While the NFT sensation is still in progress than ever before, Co-founder Richerd Chan has come out to say that he just rejected an offer of $9.5 million to sell his CryptoPunk #6046 to @poapxyz.

When we convert the $9.5 million to

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen outside of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in White Oak, Maryland, U.S., August 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly


(Reuters) -The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday issued a recommendation for reduced salt in commercial food products, citing a growing epidemic of preventable, diet-related conditions in the country.

High sodium intake has long been linked to high blood pressure, which is a leading cause of heart attacks and strokes.

The FDA guideline provides voluntary short-term sodium reduction targets for food manufacturers, chain restaurants and food service operators across more than

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By Geoffrey Smith — Stocks in focus in premarket trading on Monday, 11th October. Please refresh for updates

  • Southwest Airlines (NYSE:) stock fell 2.6% after a heavily disrupted weekend for flight movements, as bad weather in Florida led to cascading problems of aircraft and personnel availability. The airline canceled over 1,000 flights on Sunday, or more than a quarter of its schedule. 
  • Aspen Tech stock rose 4.2% after Emerson (NYSE:) Electric agreed to spin off its industrial software operations into the company in a deal aimed at creating a more full suite of services to large industrial
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