A Quote by Stewart Butterfield on community, dialogue, interaction, and flickr

A lot of our success came from George, the lead designer, and Caterina. Both of them spent a lot of time in the early days greeting individual users as they came in, encouraging them and leaving comments on their photos. There was a lot of dialogue between the people who were developing Flickr and their users to get feedback on how they wanted Flickr to develop. That interaction made the initial community very strong and then that seed was there for new people who joined to make the community experience strong for them too.

Stewart Butterfield

Source: Flickr founder: Creativity is human nature:

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A Quote by Caterina on business, play, and flickr

If the business were a play, Act One is: Woohoo, bright and bushy-tailed. We're going to make something great! Act Two is: We're six months behind on back-end development. We're trying to raise venture capital. We're trying to figure out what furniture we should sell to make payroll.

Caterina Fake

Source: How We Did It: Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake, Co-founders, Flickr:

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