If you didn’t join the private beta launch of Brazen Groups, I highly recommend you go check out the live version today! We officially opened groups up to all members of Brazen Careerist this morning, and we’re really excited to see how they evolve. Groups give our community the ability to create whatever content they […]
If you didn’t join the private beta launch of , I highly recommend you go check out the live version today! We officially opened groups up to all members of Brazen Careerist this morning, and we’re really excited to see how they evolve.
Groups give our community the ability to create whatever content they want to see on the site. For a small site, we have a lot of user engagement and we can’t express how much we appreciate that. But like any true startup, we’re never satisfied. So the team came to a decision that it was time to put more control in the hands of our community, and groups was the best way to do this.
Groups have three main features. The first is chatter. Chatter is quick thoughts, ideas, relevant links, questions etc. Borrowing from Twitter, we decided to make chatter short and sweet, so 140 characters are all you get.
The next feature is events. Group members can create an event, including time and place, and an address with a Google map so attendees don’t get lost on their way. We anticipate that people in the location based groups will use this feature to organize tweet-ups, Brazen meet-ups and any other networking functions. But it’s also just as easy to organize online events or promote your webinars and other events.
Finally, we developed forums to let group members really dive into a discussion about a particular topic. Members can create a forum topic that they would like to get feedback on, and the rest of the group can leave comments and ideas without the restriction of 140 characters.
As we work towards becoming a full scale social network for young professionals, we will be introducing new features on a regular basis. All of the features will come from the crazy ideas that we throw around in the office and the feedback we get from you all. So if you want to have some say in what comes next, let us know what you think. You can even join the and start a discussion on what you think we should do.
As always, we asked some of our most active members to beta test the product, so there are already more than 35 active groups. My personal favorites right now are; , , and .
Definitely go browse through groups, join the ones that interest you, create your own groups, and don’t forget to participate!