read any good websites?
Jared Sperli stashed this in books
It takes a long time to build a great community:
The couple began creating Goodreads in 2006 from Mr. Chandler’s apartment, and it made its debut in 2007. By 2009 they were doing well enough to raise $2 million in venture capital and then open offices in San Francisco. As the site grew, they added features: a recommendation engine, author video chats, book giveaways and a newsletter that fostered a sense of community.
Slowly the site became the largest source of independent reviews on the Web, with 21 million and counting...