Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of lurker.

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Examples

  • WALSH: Hey, a whole chunk of people listen to Rush that he calls lurkers, who really hate him ...

    CNN Transcript Mar 28, 2004

  • And you don't even need to be an active participant in the discussion: A 2008 study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that "lurkers" - individuals who read but do not post responses to online support group forums - reap the same empowerment benefits as active commentators.

    Leslie Goldman: A Rheumatoid Arthritis Advocate's Recipe for Cooking with RA

  • Knowledge management people know this, and the general category for the 90% is "lurkers" - people who are in the community but never appear to participate.

    Knowledge Jolt with Jack

  • The others are primarily "lurkers" -- people who don't contribute but track the postings of others.

    Techdirt

  • While the number of active users and their level of participation have been considered the top measures of success for an online community, this year survey respondents are paying close attention to non-active users or "lurkers" - people who observe the community, but don't participate in the discussion.

    Stephen's Lighthouse

  • While the number of active users and their level of participation have been considered the top measures of success for an online community, this year survey respondents are paying close attention to non-active users or "lurkers" -- people who observe the community but don't participate in the discussion.

    National Business News - Local Business News | bizjournals

  • Among journalists surveyed by Brodeur, 48\% say they are "lurkers" - reading blogs but rarely commenting.

    Ubercool

  • But your two responses suggest that the regular posters if not necessarily the lurkers are a still smaller group than that, representing a particularly anxious, and sometimes less-well-informed subset of that "elite" population.

    Ferule & Fescue

  • But this was like the tone-deaf talk of bloggers who had complained about "lurkers" - people who read blogs but didn't blog themselves or even bother to comment.

    Forbes.com: News

  • I'm not sure if this challenge brought in new readers to the blog, but I did feel the presence of some lurkers, which is good, I guess.

    Refine Me

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