An anonymous reader writes: This article proposes the interesting idea of a terminal size of websites. "When a website reaches such a colossal size, huge groups of members and visitors form opinions about what should be done and what should not be done to update and change how it works. Similar to a country, the "citizens" of these websites prove to be a formidable force in deciding what is popular and, ultimately, what direction the website goes in. But what does not fit that comparison to a country is the fact that there isn't a reliable form of government (although I guess many countries would arguably fit that description as well). However, the point remains; what direction are these sites going in and who is really controlling it, if anybody?"