Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Useful vs. Entertainment in social networking

Mark Pincus has a good post about if he were Rupert Murdoch and what he'd be doing with Myspace.

What interests me in relation to GoalShare is his point about Friendster fading because it was fun for a bit, but not actually useful in the long term. Myspace faces the same challenge, but it's better positioned now to add some utility to the service.

With GoalShare, our aim is to make it actually useful. It's not meant to be a site that is "fun" to see what other goals people have. It's meant to help foster a community of people who can help you achieve your goals by recommending advice and resources, while also making you accountable because your goals are public for all to see.

Can GoalShare be Useful + Fun?

2 Comments:

At 2:09 PM, Blogger joeg said...

I think being useful will be enough. If Goalshare really helps people, that will be enough.

 
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