Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Groups, part deux

It’s now been just over 24 hours since we released the Groups feature, and we’re astounded at how it’s taken off. As Kevin Costner was once told, “If you build it, they will come.”*

We have 170** groups already, with a wild range of topics from Book Arts to Romance, from Austen to Byatt to Crusie. Librarians who LibraryThing took an early lead, and now has a whopping 82 members. I love it.

And there are 599 messages*** in the system – you apparently couldn’t wait to talk to each other (most active message board? Tea!). It’s a push for us (*cough*Tim*cough*) to finish up the more complex forum system (which will function on it’s own, but also be integrated into the Groups). I’ll let Tim eat dinner first, but then, he’s back to work.

Keep posting your comments on the GoogleGroup – as always, it’s a work in progress, so give us feedback.

(clearly, I’m picking up Tim’s blog footnotes tendency)
*I know that’s not quite the quote, but everyone gets the Field of Dreams reference, right? Well, now that I gave it to you…
**172 groups now, in the time it took me to write this
***and 612 messages!

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