This is a comparison of two communities of practice.
In one of them, the content is 80% or more "knowledge push". Most of this content either comes from the administrator or from the manager, and it consists of thought pieces or of snippets of news or links to articles. Usage is low and only 3% of the target staff have contributed. This community is pretty dead, really.
In the second (a community of practice I subscribe to for research purposes, even though it's on a topic I don't work on) usage is high, contribution is high, and a check of the messages from the past month or two shows that 93% of the content is "knowledge pull." The content is from people in the business with a problem to solve or a question to answer or a need to fill. This is a very live and active community.
Why the difference?
Via Kristina Schneider