Late on Wednesday night, Linus Graybill and I launched a fun little project that I’d been scheming for nearly a year, but really only recently roped somebody in with the chops and gumption to work with me to get it running.
weWorkInPhilly is a community edited guide to the People, Companies, Groups, Projects, Products, and Resources that make up the creative, technology, and business community in Philadelphia.
More on what we’re doing and why will come soon, but the last 5 days have been a bit of a whirlwind as our wiki-style directory came together with contributions from all across the city.
As of tonight, I wanted to report on some stats from the last 120 hours:
- 425 people have logged into the site, 404 of them have created public profiles
- 114 company profiles have been created, and 153 person->employer relationships
- 28 interest group profiles have been created with 177 person->group membership relationships
- 33 project & product profiles have been created
- 28 resources have been added in 8 categories, including blogs, creative technology, events, government, research & cultural, and socialization
- Of 4000 unique visitors, 1700 of them came back at least once in the first 5 days (42% return rate)
- Over 30,000 pageviews served
- An average of 8 pages are viewed per session
- An average of 5 minutes and 45 seconds are spent per session
- 15.5 days of aggregate time has been spent on site in only 5 days
- Over 1000 outbound links were served from person, company, project, and group profile pages.
- 2646 user generated content creation actions recorded (each create, update, and delete action performed on guide entries counts as a creation action)
All of this with ZERO coverage from press or blogs, 100% word of mouth discovery. I’ll keep these stats updated as that changes!
Many, many thanks go out to the first run of members of the site. Also, special thanks to my collaborator Linus for helping get a copy of the open source Rails app that powers the site, Citizenry, up and running, and for sharing a vision for the fun future of this website.
And of course, to Reid Beels, the lead developer of Citizenry, which was created to power their community guide in Portland, thank you for sharing the source and making this possible! We’ve got plans for making ours look uniquely “Philadelphia”, but now that we see how much people love the site we know it’ll be worth our time!
If you haven’t signed up and consider yourself a part of the creative, technology, and business community in Philadelphia – go ahead and join the gang at weWorkInPhilly today!
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