A Social Network, Part 8
by The H.E.A.T. Exchange
Which comes first? The site or the rules?
The easy answer would be to ask, “Why are there rules?”
Rules are meant to keep people behaving in some directed way. There is no one way. So rules are driven by the desires of the community, or desires for the community.
Therefore, knowing the objective, purpose, or goals of the community is important even before the first letter of a set of rules is written.
Why does this social network of people exist? What is hoped to be created, established, and maintained in this community of people?
The questions are asked not to look different from any other social network, but to understand the community you want to create.
Everything that is good or awesome does not have to be different.