So there was Digg, and now there's Sphinn, and the other day I visited an SM site called FaithTag built by a pastor, and I have become very curious about what it actually takes to run a social media site.
Is it a full time job?
What would the owner have to do?
Would he/she be checking the site on an hourly basis?
I just can't visualize how much labor is involved in running a site of this kind, and I wondered if anyone here would be able to tell me about this. I think its too difficult to manage a forum. You're always having to check for spam, make sure people aren't fighting, etc. But, is an SM site different in that it's supposed to be self-governing? How does this work?
So, basically, my 2 questions are:
1) What would be the job description of managing an SM site?
2) What is the incentive (beyond altruism) for the owner to create such a site?