The recent ping.sg population boom got me into thinking about some economic stuff. No, I’m not talking about funding for ping.sg, although Uzyn wanted to move to a delicated server which require more funding. Well, that is another topic for another day.
What I wanted to say is, we are encountering a over-supply, under-demand situation. Alot of pings and very few pongs. Having more people joining ping.sg is a good idea. They create more pings which offer everyone more choices. This is over-supply. But not many people are clicking on the links, or pongs. We end up seeing a lot of post with 0 or 1 pongs. This is under-demand.
And if the situtation get worst, it is going to create a problem. This is going to be a major challenge to overcome as the site gets more and more popular.
One thing I notice, the number of pongs is following the 90-10 rule mentioned by Robert Kiyosaki in the book “Why we want you to be rich“.
10 percent of the pings gets 90 percent of the pongs. While the remainding 90 percent of the pings fight for the remaining 10 percent of the pongs. Perhaps its because of the most popular chart on the top of the page.
Or is it because of my ping-pong theory….. Sex and Money attracts the most pongs.