From Seth’s Blog
“You’re using it wrong.”
That’s how culture develops, of course. That’s why no one uses ALL CAPS IN THEIR EMAIL ANY MORE.
Culture develops online at the speed of light. Every interaction tool comes with peers to interact with, and quickly, those tools establish the norms of interaction.
As a result, there are a ton of rules and more arriving every day. Culture forms around us, then changes and then forms again.
Often, the peer pressure pushes people to fit in, to go along, to become a bystander.
But the digital peer pressure that pushes us to use social media a certain way can also have more positive effects. It can challenge us to understand the details in that Do lecture or to edit a Wikipedia article to make it better. Digital peer pressure can push us to level up.