The new Gather is live! And I'm live for the next hour to talk about the changes we've made and to thank the thousands of you who helped us build the new site.
As I told you in my earlier article today, the new Gather.com release, named for the minimalist artist Carl Andre, was built by the Gather community. We talked with our most active members on the improve.gather.com forum (please join us if you would like to chat about future releases).Â We surveyed more than one thousand of you.Â We interviewed members.Â We interviewed non-Gatherers in our demographic to understand their initial impressions of Gather.Â We tested various versions of the release with these groups as well.Â And, finally, we did online testing with a number of you to make sure that key tasks on the site were easier to find and easier to complete.
If you haven't yet done so, please take a few minutes to explore the new site, then come back and join our discussion to talk about today's exciting step forward and our plans for the future.
Just as a reminder, to keep the conversation fresh: Â
1) For those members who may not be aware, you'll need to periodically refresh your screen to view new comments as they're added. This will allow you to keep up with the conversation as it occurs. Refresh your view by using the refresh button on your browser, or the F5 key on your keyboard, or through the Ctrl+R key (on Windows) or CMD+R (on Macintosh) key combination.
2) After you've posted a comment to the conversation, refresh your screen (see above comment). To prevent accidental double-posting of comments on Gather, two comments can't be added concurrently without a screen refresh between posts. This will ensure that you can more quickly chime in with your thoughts.
This is an exciting day for Gather.com and we are particularly grateful to all of you who are helping us build a better Gather experience, step-by-step.Â
Tom Gerace, founder and CEO
my site: tom.gather.com