Blake Snow

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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!