Friday, December 07, 2007
6000 Members! Wow!
OpenSourcePhoto hit another landmark today! 6000 members! Can you believe that!
Thanks to all of you who have made OSP what it is. Over the years it has changed a lot and that is a GREAT thing. Even though it was wonderful when there was just 10 of us it was also kind of a ghost town and in the first 6 months of OSP's existence we had 279 posts TOTAL and now just four years later there are 6000 OSPers making 500 posts a day!
...another amazing stat is that over 2,700 OSPers have contributed which is ABSOLUTELY UNHEARD OF in a democratized community like this! You've all heard of the 80/20 rule...well in social networking there is something called the 1% rule which states that 1% of the users in a social network usually create all the content.
I think we've blown this stat away because of the patience, love, and grace that OSPers have for one another and for how accepting we are of new photographers entering our community. This is something we must keep as a core value of our community and I want to invite the 3,280 members of OSP who haven't gotten up the courage to make their first post to stick your toe in the warm water.
p.s. I'm also really happy that we have been able to keep OSP 100% FREE and not have any advertising or moderators! All of this is possible because all of you have adopted it as your own! Keep rocking!