Here’s Matt Marshall on Noah: Noah Kagan is one of those young guys who always seems to know what is going in Silicon Valley. He’s given a lot of thought about community building. He recently left Facebook, is working on various projects, and writes a blog at Okdork.com (via Venture Beat)
In the midst of all the great posts covering initial thoughts, the fun, the party, more thought posts (more on this later), I couldn’t resist highlighting Noah’s 2 cents on building community through “Community Next”:
I am saying when you want to create a community you can do it successful in 2 ways:
1- Active participant. You always have a drinking group and you say let’s put this on a website. Then more join and more join and so on. Bamn. Done. Community.
2- Have something Killer. No, not literally. Make an awesome product. Make an event or site that people want to talk about it. Create a system for it. Allow them to give feedback. Provide tools for people to develop it. Bamn #2. Community is formed.
That definitely is the place to start while creating communities… Well said, and well done, Noah! See you at a community event/party soon
Anyone else attended the event and have a scoop to share?