我們都做到了 … 我們一起做到了 …”
I read the above two lines couple of weeks ago in the latest album of F.I.R. (probably one of the best Asian “pop” bands in recent two years) and I thought “What a crap and how arrogant ??!!”.
But then last week I was in a SOA conference in Singapore and one of the speakers asked an open question – “Who among your companies are using XML message for messaging ?” … Out of all the attendees, I am the only one raised my hand. And you know, we did it 5 years ago.
What is a community ? A forum, a photo gallery, or a web site ?
Couple of months ago I mentioned about the www.flickr.com, a web site that make use of tags and photos to connect tens of thousands Internet users together. Now look at how “tagging” technology expand … I particularly like the following two sites – both developed by a team of 7 people in a couple of months:
“What do you want to do with your life ?” – www.43things.com
“Where do you want to go ?” – www.43places.com
Simple idea, simple implementation, and the communities grow on its own.
Surf around the two sites, and see how they can gather thousands of users (around the world) in a couple of months. And then rethink the question – what is a community ? And … how can we build one ?
Tough Time Never Last, Tough People Do.