We’re currently building a number of community based “social media” website. Obviously I’m interested generally in what makes a good online community, but this time there’s a practical aspect to this – I want my customer’s sites to succeed!
Let’s throw this open for comments.
What do you think are the critical factors involved? Is it specific functionality? Great moderators? The initial “link bait” content that gets people there in the first place? One or two really sociable users?
I discovered DandyId recently while playing around with WordPress. It’s a tool that allows you to enter in the links to many of your other social networking profiles.
I’m currently working on a book on social networking, so the number of accounts that I have has reached ridiculous proportions. I’ve seen a couple of other sites that try to tie things in together, but DandyId is the most comprehensive one I’ve seen so far.
One small hitch: its still missing about a dozen of the sites that I have accounts on.