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Design For Community: The Art Of Connecting Real People In Virtual Places

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Communities are part of all successful web sites in one way or another. It looks at the different stages that must be understood: Philosophy: Why does your site need community? What are your measures of success?Architecture: How do you set up a site to createpositive experience? How do you coax people out of their shells and get them to share their experiences ...more
Paperback, 305 pages
Published August 9th 2001 by New Riders Publishing
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Rick
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The Fray web site was/is amazing. I don't know why I'm so slow to admit that it takes some skill and strategy to create a world that people want to enter. But I was happy to find this book by the Fray's creator. It's a book I dip into from time to time, and often find things that I wasn't ready to learn earlier.
Steven
Feb 06, 2008 rated it liked it
Interesting look at online community building. It's a bit old, but the concepts still seem to hold.
There's a crazy interview with Howard Rheingold where he basically predicts Web 2.0, MySpace, Facebook and social networking sites (the book was written in 2001), which is pretty impressive.
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Derek Powazek has worked the web since 1995 at pioneering sites like HotWired, Blogger, and Technorati. He is the author of “Design for Community: The Art of Connecting Real People in Virtual Places” (New Riders, 2001). He is the cofounder of JPG, the photography magazine that’s made by its community. He has also been Chief of Design for HP’s MagCloud, advisor to a handful of startup companies, ...more