Caterina Fake on Community

Via AdHack, Flickr cofounder Caterina Fake gives an insightful interview on the importance of community in Web 2.0 applications:
“If you’re building a web app these days it would be foolish not to have social aspects to it,” says Caterina. “When you talk about social aspects it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to have people who post comments or communicate with each other, it can be something as simple as the number of people who like a particular movie, or how many people looked at a particular document. It’s the secondary thing of ‘these people liked this’ and ‘those people liked that’, which enhances the app, no matter what its purpose.”

I liked her final quote, about the future of the Web: “Web 3.0 will be out in the world and mobile. But, it’s like the haiku of design – a big challenge for such a tiny screen.”

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