Caterina Fake cited this timeline to 50M users on why the worst thing a social network can do is force growth. “My perspective is it takes a while to grow this stuff,” she said. “It takes time for the culture to grow. You need time to develop antibodies to spammers and trolls.” Adding user registrations at such a fast pace doesn’t leave enough time for a dedicated, engaged user community to organically create itself and establish norms, she argued to Liz Gannes in AllThingsD.

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