How to make Diaspora* viral
Obviously, the key property of social networks is the positive feedback on user numbers.
Here are my ideas about how to get more people on diaspora.
*When visiting a pod the first thing the user should see is a very simple registration field.
*Simplicity is achieved by having only one field and one button. Namely username and “Get In”.
The Rest is set up automatically: A random password is generated and a cookie is placed on the user's computer, which replaces the need to remember a password for the moment. Later the user can look up the password in his settings and fill in additional data if he likes.
The average user doesn't delete cookies – ever.
*Place such registration forms all around the Internet. Like: Click on the diaspora-star, choose a username and comment on, whatever it is you're just watching, reading...
What do you think?