I see two challenges with starting a conversation that no one is currently interested in.
One, it increases the noise ratio for everyone else when they’re scrolling through the All feed.
Two, I don’t have access to analytics to back this up, but in paging through all of the conversations back to August, it seems as if a conversation that goes two or three days without further replies is basically permanently dead here. That’s a million times better than the 15 minute lifespan of the average tweet, but I can’t see people putting in the effort for something epic like this
if there isn’t at least some sense that it has a chance of engagement.
Not trying to be argumentative for the sake of being argumentative. It’s just that I’m not seeing how a new user would easily have visibility to great content that never took off for lack of an audience when it was originally posted.
And yes, @yaypie, you’ve got me pegged—I do tend overthink things.