Unedited notes on what I see Byte doing right:
1- I think the categorization of content here is amazing.
2- I think Byte is building community in unprecedented ways by focusing on content and creativity over popularity. (No blue check marks etc).
3- I think by keeping the following and followers lists private is a brilliant move because it allows people to follow based on content created and not personal profile etc.
4- No private messages: I love them on other formats but I have 6,000 or 5,000 or 9,000 I can PM on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn I do not need another PM inbox to watch. (From a company perspective it makes #3 more effective too.)
5- keeping the number of things public limited and highly focused on Bytes and Rebytes. You can see by 25-50 Bytes and through 25-50 rebytes far more than any profile you can write. The Byte and Rebyte then keeps focus on content creation and appreciation.
6- The camera is simple to use.
7- Allowing to save to picture roll helped a ton too.
8- Having a forum with great people such as the ones that you see bellow that post 8 points that they see Byte is doing well right now.