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5 Web Design Ideas via @Curagami Evolution Of Web Design Infographic via Martin (Marty) Smith @ScentTrail

5 Web Design Ideas via @Curagami Evolution Of Web Design Infographic via Martin (Marty) Smith @ScentTrail | AtDotCom Social media |

5 Web Design Implications Evolution Of Web Design

Our @Curagami Evolution of Web Design Infographic broker daily view records for our startup site. Here are 5 Web Design Implications:

  • Leave Room For THEM (visitors & customers) - As User Generated Content (UGC) becomes increasingly important its important to build in ROOM for comments, reviews and other UGC. UGC needs an ASK and the room to curate and share results of the ask.

  • Every Single System & Process you build for YOU, build 2 for them. Can users follow each other? Can users share a profile? Can users share content ideas and content easily? What is your social reward system for content shares.

  • Social Graphics - there is a reason people in the army wear rank. Wearing "social rank" immediately says who someone IS with a single graphic. Easier to trust social avatars when they are similarly grounded with graphics earned and proudly socially displayed. Social graphics reward those who've earned them AND set the stage for the next generation of people aspiring to "be like them" so a double win.

  • Build an Ambassadors area - ambassadors are so important to creating and sustaining online community. Ambassadors are volunteers wiling to sacrifice to JOIN and ADVOCATE you and your ideas. One CSF our startup Curgami is working on is how to quickly identify a website's 1% Contributors and 9% Supporters. Once identified GIVE THEM JOBS and a special place to "hang out".

  • Curate & Collaborate More, Create Less = more "blank pages" - design is an important wrapper, but web design can become an obstruction too. If you curate a "Member of the Month" feature leave room to fill up as you go. Maybe this month's feature sits on top of 3 previous months. The more face-time you can build for THEM the more social shares and support your online community earns.

What about you? What design changes do you see ahead? As we move to "community" how can our design support and create trust?

Via Martin (Marty) Smith
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What Comes After Social Media? And Why You Should Have Paid More Attention In Math Class

What Comes After Social Media? And Why You Should Have Paid More Attention In Math Class | AtDotCom Social media |

I started blogging in 2005, and started checking out Twitter and Facebook in 2007.  While these tools have been popular topics for individuals for a while now, companies really didn’t begin to take an interest in social media as a pseudo-business tool till around 2008 or so.  

So for five years, social media has been the next ‘it’ thing. But eventually, we’ll all move on to talking and obsessing about something else.  Even now, some people are beginning to say that social media’s bubble is about to burst.  So when social media is officially no longer the ‘cool kid’ in school, what will take it’s place?

One idea that’s been gaining traction in the last year or so is that of Big Data.  In simplified terms, it’s collecting massive amounts of data about a sample (such as your customer base), and then analyzing that data in order to spot trends and characteristics about the customers that you might otherwise miss....

Via Jeff Domansky, Martin (Marty) Smith
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, February 9, 2013 9:42 AM
Yes, I see "Big Data", predictive and conversion analytics as the next frontier too. As if I wasn't reminded of this every day, our future is about to prove we should have paid more attention in math class :).M