Blake Snow

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Tagged online community

Top 3 ways to build online communities

nerdI couldn’t have said this better myself, so I won’t:

  1. Make the user interface simple.
  2. Don’t emphasize “community” unless you really know what you’re doing. Most users don’t want to join a community; they want to accomplish a task. Focus on the tasks.
  3. Watch your users for inspiration. People won’t use the tools you provide in the way you expect. Build on their innovation.Daniel Harrison

Hear, hear!

    Newly launhced Griffio project: WeightLossWars.com


    After six and a half months, we’ve just deployed our latest social website built on the Rails framework. We’re pleasantly surprised with the turnout. The new WeightLossWars.com offers tagged browsing, a member profile system, a user-generated blog (hyperaggregated), recipe box, stat tracking of just about anything you want, weight loss competitions, AJAX graphs, and a whole lot more. Sign up for a FREE account today and let me know what you think in the comments. Credits:

    Publisher: Chad Blodgett
    Architect: Blake Snow
    Developer: Robert Bradford

    UPDATE: Well this is some nice early praise from Jeff Jordan the sales ninja: “[WeightLossWars] is already my favorite social network… This is the first social network that I have convinced my wife to join. She’s always been a hater of the 2.0 stuff, so this is a big step in our relationship… Congrats to Chad, Blake and the Griffio team for teaming up to make this happen!” Thanks, Jeff!