At OpenStudy, we’re big believers in studying with other people. It’s why our purpose is to let every person make the world their study group. We think other people make studying easier, more fun, and more interesting. And we think being told when you’re being super-helpful is the best reason to help more people.
Last week, I mentioned OpenStudy’s ‘fans’ feature. If someone is consistently helpful, you can become their fan by clicking `become a fan’ on their profile. This is a one-time thing, and indicates how much you appreciate them. We recently made it so that your fans that you are also a fan of are listed separately on the list of online users in a group. We still thought there was more room to grow this relationship.
Starting today, you can tell the people you’re a fan of *why* they’re so awesome. If you go to a user’s profile and you are their fan, you can now fill in a message to rave about their help:
We hope you’ll use this to give people the credit they deserve for being awesome OpenStudy users.
Spread the Love
Right now, we have OpenStudy widgets on some of the top sites for open learning on the internet. But what’s been missing is an easy way for you to bring your friends on board to study with you and with the other people helping and chatting on OpenStudy.
That ends today. You can now share any OpenStudy group with your friends on facebook, twitter, or by email by just clicking on one of the three buttons that appear on every group page:
So spread the word, tell everyone where you’re getting the best study help, and let’s continue making the world one big study group!
Feed That Back
Remember to let us know how you like these new features in the comments, or by posting in the OpenStudy Feedback group at http://openstudy.com/groups/OpenStudy+Feedback . If you have ideas as to how we can improve anything on OpenStudy, feel free to post them in the same group, or in our UserVoice, which you can always get to by clicking the red Feedback button on the left of all OpenStudy pages.