I signed up for Facebook on Saturday after a recommendation from a designer at Digg. It seems that Facebook is becoming a model for all community sites, and is gaining popularity – reaching beyond its college audience. I was immediately impressed with the visual style and ease of use. I quickly created a profile, and had 20 friends within a few days, which made me feel like the last person in my social circle to join! How come I hadn’t used it before?
Now I see a consolidated dashboard view of my social networks: Digg, Dogster, Flickr, Sonicliving, Twitter, and LastFM. I can also see more easily what my friends are up to. I love the passive communication that Facebook provides without phone calls, text messages, or IMs. I’m in the Facebook honeymoon phase.
Blurb profiles are a great first step in creating a community for Blurb authors – but our work doesn’t stop there. We’re exploring new ways for authors to discover, share, and market their books through the Blurb community. We have exciting ideas in the pipeline.
What is on your wishlist for your Blurb Bookstore or your user profile? Tell us about the community features you’d like to see or your ideas for connecting your bookstore to your other social networks.