A small presentation from 2009 with the Top 10 reasons to build a community.
What do you think has changed from 2009 to 2010?
FAcebook ahs more than 500 million active users.
50% of the active users log on to Facebook in any given day.
Average user has 130 friends.
People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook
Read more at: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics
As Wikipedia says, this are the 5 biggest.
And there are so much more with lots ofd useres. just have a look.
btw: I never heared about habbo & qzone :/
Thanks to Facebook that I can put links to other Sites in my Status.
After posting a new Remix by the Electro-Producers from Aerotronic and linking on their Facebook-Site, one of them became a fan of my Page.
Check this youtube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uFnuTt-QLs
This was found on an old VHS tape.
Iit's about a weird online platform that they were developing in the middle of the 90s to bring together students who are geographically dispersed.
A neat idea, and 15 years later there's still no good solution for this kind of things.
Before a few, weeks Facebook rolled out a new feature called “Places”.
It lets you and your friends check in to locations. If you'd like to keep your location private, follow these steps:
1. Log in to Facebook.
2. From your Account menu, choose Privacy Settings.
3. Click the Customize option (if it isn't already selected)
4. Click the "Customize settings" link.
5. Under the "Things I Share" heading, all the way at the bottom of this section, there are two things you may want to change:
By default "Places I check in" should be set to only be visible by your friends.
Use the drop down menu to change it.
6. Below that option is "Include me in 'People Here Now' after I check in."
This will let people know you're at a particular location via the location's page or in a search for people near you.
It’s enabled by default. Uncheck "Enable" if you don't want this.
7. The last and important thing: If you don't want your friends to check you into Places, sharing your current location with a people you maybe do not know; go down to the section called "Things Others Share" and find "Friends can check me in to Places."
Set this to "Disabled" if you don't want your friends checking you in.
Keep in mind that any friend could potentially check you in anywhere. You don't actually have to be there. If you don't want anyone to do so, turn it off.
Using metaphors means to use objects from the real world to represent either a whole web site or design elements in your community.
This helps the users to understand more quickly how to use the site, or to more quickly understand how it is supposed to function.
So when users get to your site they will automatically be trained in how to use your site, simply because they understand the object, your site is designed to emulate.
For example: The bottom-most layer on a Windows interface is called the desktop, which a metaphor meaning that this bottom-most layer is like the literal top of an office desk:
You can place things like files and folders on it, you can rearrange or you can order those items upon it.