Mar 10, 2003

Top Ten Trends for Online Communities

The article starts with:

"The online community sector has negotiated a wrenching twelve months, as played out in each issue of the Online Community Report. While user popularity of online communities continues to swell, the business underpinnings of most efforts have foundered. Contraction and closures have characterized the sector.
Fortunately, there are a number of specific niches within the online community space which are bucking the trend and demonstrating strong revenues, credible earnings (now or forecast), and a promising future. This article reviews ten such areas which, given their financial promise, represent the future of online communities."

Interesting insights especially, that people are interested in paying for search communities and not just any communities !