posted on May, 11 2010 @ 01:41 AM
Definitely would not go with the Facebook option. I think a separate social network ('Tinbook') would be fine if the majority wants, personally I
wouldn't use it. I don't know how feasible it would be at this stage, but why not incorporate the social network features you would use on a website
such as 'Tinbook' into the revamped version of ATS?
I see a lot of members saying they would sign up for a separate site like Tinbook, but in reality very few would depart from the big brother
counterparts since it would mean joining a site which would have very few, if any, of their 'friends' from Facebook coming over as well. This would
be the main problem. You could argue that it would bring like minded individuals together, but this wouldn't be the same and in my opinion, would not
be a wise direction to go in, time and money wise.
I go back to my statement about incorporating social networking features into a revamped ATS. Make our profiles more user interactive and network
Incorporate a Facebook style 'Wall' where we could comment and then, if we choose, get our activity on ATS posted on the wall aswell. This could in
essence synchronize the functions of ATS media, where user videos could be listed in a segment within their profile. Of course pictures would be
included as well, serving as a space for both personal and ATS-centric uploads. Just a few examples of how social network elements could be
incorporated into the current ATS framework. E.g: serbsta flagged Memberx's thread title, serbsta commented in Threadx, etc. Of course these should
all be optional.
... More incentive for ATS members to put more time into threads. Create some kind of 'My Project' space, an online word processor where members
could work on larger posts individually or within a collaborative group among other members.
Maybe I'm just rambling now, good luck with whatever direction you choose to go in.