As mostly everyone knows – “FACEBOOK” is the most popular online community now.
I do not know how, but… There is around 1 billion people who use this network and it’s only since 2004! I am pretty amazed how it is possible to bring together so much people within so short time…
Few tips which would pull people to use new online community: (my opinion)
§ Something new and different from other networks.
§ No pop-up adverts. (I hate them!)
§ Easy to use.
§ Everyone is able to create own design.
§ Possibility to communicate in few different ways (chat, video).
§ Easy to share information.
§ Do not need to pay for anything.
§ Forums about different things.
§ And lot of more things which can attract people…
On my experience in this course I understood that online communities are very useful and, also, addicted. Before this course I didn’t use any so much. But now all information is here. You have to check “Facebook” few times per day if you want to know what would be tomorrow or even today if not you are like a white crow. But… when you check this for information your eye will catch some post which can look quite interesting, then other one and so on… like a drug – every time you will need more and more time to spend there.
What fosters people to use online communities?
When people do not know what to do the internet is the biggest attraction. Online communities catch every one of us with their adverts, “new” possibilities or “new” design, which you “must” try (because everyone will talk only about this for few days). Also, people need to communicate with each other, this is the main thing why “Facebook” has huge amount of users.
This course gave us an opportunity to choose the network we want to work with whole 10 weeks. I am glad because now I know how to use all information which online network can give. We had lots of time of researching two networks. I think we took everything what was be possible and useful from them.