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Five Hundred Members and Growing

by Marshall Mayer last modified Jan 04, 2012 12:05 AM
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LiveModern has been open less than three months, but already more than 500 modernists call our community home.



Yesterday, our 500th member joined. Shane Hood, known on LiveModern as hoodlum, is a recent graduate of Drury University and currently employed at an architectural firm in Tulsa, OK. He's interested in mid-century modern housing, and specifically neighborhoods of that time. Welcome to LiveModern Shane!

More modernists find us every day, thanks to the communty of members that help spread the word about LiveModern. By this time next year, I hope that we can have 5,000 modernists congregating at LiveModern.



lavardera says:
Dec 29, 2003 12:27 AM

5,000 people by next year means 4,500 people over the next 12 months, or about 375 people per month, about 12 people per day.

After the mention in the New York Times there were about 20 people joining LiveModern per day for at least two weeks. So it seems possible we could reach those numbers if there was some sort of flow of publicity, or at least some frequent publicity now until the member numbers brought about a self sustaining growth as the network spread. We seem to get about 5 new members per day, some days more, some days less, so it does not seem like an outrageous goal.

Marshall says:
Dec 29, 2003 03:37 AM


I think your math is correct. We'll in essence have to double our current rate of 6 new members per day (December average, and a "slow" month because of the holidays) within about 6 months, and sustain the growth curve after that. Part of that influx will come through continued public relations (free press) and part of that will have to come from the network effect (word of "mouse" by current members). On the latter, having more directory content is key, I think, as well as forum content.



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