Original post on Wildbit.com

This report is the result of an in depth analysis on social networks for a web community project at Wildbit. The report aimed to discover how to attract members, define structure, influence participation, and manage the community in order to design the web site prototypes.

It’s 35 pages and full of valuable information on preparing, maintaining, and supporting a social network. It also features a comparitive analysis on the various methods that some of the most popular social networks use within their design.

The structure of the report is as follows [Taken from the Table of Contents]:

1. General Guidelines of Community Design
2. Attracting New Members
3. Structure of the Community
4. Encouraging User Participation
5. Stimulating Social Interactions

Download the Report [PDF 750 KB]