Do you think that people work on open source software projects for the same reason they participate in social networks? I think there are some interesting correlations and some important differences.
They both do it to get recognition from peers. Neither really do it to make money. However, open source software developers are also looking to fix a problem or solve an issue - that piece is missing from social networking.
From The Growing Influence of Online Social Shoppers - eMarketer:
What do you think?
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