Sunday, October 14, 2007

Social Sites Evaluation Team

There are lots of social networking sites and there are new launched every day. Some people just stick to one of them and never try anything new - but I, at least from time to time, I would like to evaluate some of the new sites and see what functionality they provide. The problem is it is really hard to do it in one person - after all it is all about social interaction and not about some lonely web surfing - and it is socially a bit awkward now to ask your friends to join a new and shiny social networking site after so many others. Hence the idea of a web team of people who would declare themselves interested in trying out new social networking sites and joining the new sites by the whole team together to evaluate it.

2 comments:

John Powers said...

This is a good idea for evaluating sites. Although it's pretty easy to get overwhelmed by them--social networking sites are a time suck.

I participated at Omidyar.net. It closed down in September, in a most graceful way. The interesting thing is there were a relatively small group of active users, all people who write. So it's not hard to follow how they (we) traveled and evaluated sites. I'm happy to give you leads on this if it seems of any interest to you. Also would be a team player, if you actually conduct such an evaluation experiment.

phil jones said...

I think a lot of us are trying quite a few of them already, so ping me when you join one.

Thanks for Behance by the way, that's interesting ... just blogging it.