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Started Jun 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
Kendall Helmstetter Gelner
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In reply to Detail Man, Jun 29, 2013

Detail Man wrote:

<...>What is actually motivating these people to allegedly "work for free" ?

What is motivating any user to post helpful advice in a forum anywhere? They too are working for free. How is that any different?

The internet is chock full of people helping other people for free. If I go to http://www.khanacademy.org, I can watch 3000+ videos providing education on a wide variety of topics, all for free.

Indeed looking across the internet, free is the norm and paid is the exception.  If you go to just about any site for help you expect it to be free.  If you send a message on twitter looking for help from followers you do not deposit $1 to tweet.

People love helping other people, a fact which the internet has channeled to grand effect.  It's simply human nature to help others for no personal gain.

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