At the same time, a couple of other things have been happening. First is I have seen an increase on the amount of Joomla activity on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Second was the release of Azrul’s excellent Jomsocial. A "social network" in a box if you like.
So, putting all these things together, had me thinking. I seem to have been telling people that online communities are not a fad, but a strong trend that will be here to stay. Success might well be determined by those that are able to manage their own communities, and those that cannot.
I have a goal here at compassdesigns.net of using the blog as a test bed for things I am talking about. Sometimes "eating my own dog food" goes well. Other times, it doesn’t, case in point was my traffic loss when I migrated to Joomla 1.5.
Well, its time to get naked with the pitfalls of trying to build a community…
So, I have installed and set up Jomsocial here. Come on in and join the fun! It will be a living test-tube for us all to see (and stumble I expect) as we see if we can’t see what this social networking thing is all about.
I have already seen some great photos of where I was born!