Anthropology: The Art of Building a Successful Social Site - Re. Picture if you will, a collaborative site that runs on two servers, is managed by four people, and has attracted a third of its target demographic within six months of launch.
A site that has had 800,000 posts submitted by its users in its short lifetime and has 16 million pageviews/month - and growing. This is the story of Stack Overflow, a free question and answer site built by developers for developers that has fostered a strong and committed online community in under one year. How? Easy, according to founder Joel Spolsky; all it takes is an understanding of anthropology and a lot of determination. "As we move from the era of computing into the era of the Internet, we no longer need to worry about computer-human interaction. " Holy Cow, The White House Has a Digg Clone - ReadWriteWeb. The White House has launched a new web site where anyone can submit and vote up their most important questions for President Obama about the economy.
That's right - the White House has a Digg clone! At least for the next two days. Buzzwatch : Wisdom on Crowds: What CEOs Need to Know About the S. From blogs and Wikipedia to Facebook and Twitter, each new wave of digital communications generates more upheaval for businesses.
In his recent book, “Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations,” Clay Shirky explores the ramifications of a world in which people can find each other and collaborate with increasing ease. Mr. Shirky is a writer, consultant and faculty member at New York University (we recently highlighted his comments on the payoff from converting TV-watching time into more productive endeavors). Buzzwatch recently caught up with Mr. Wij bouwen een wijk.