After reading, please feel free to submit your own questions/comments to better all our understanding.
If we are going to help build this site, there should probably be a marketing strategy where members are encouraged to become active agents with some basic knowledge.
Furthermore, through time, it may be in the sites best interest to identify a marketing and sales team where they actively promote the site in various ways across other platforms;/forums etc.
To this end, more information is needed on any number of issues before a strategy could be put in place.
Some basic questions about the site off the top of my head:
1. How is this site currently funded, and how will it be scaled in the future?
Who owns this site?
2. Where do you see this community in 1yr, 2yrs...5yrs concerning membership?
3. As the site grows, is there enough technical proficiency available to keep it running...so quick fix for glitches, and so on?
4. Is there a time/cut off point if it doesn't meet expected numbers that it may be shut down?
5. Is/will privacy be an issue?
6. What future plans for improving the site are on the horizon?
7. If membership grew exponentially, can the site handle it?
8. Is there an identity you want to promote for the site...so...interest based vs simply a social site to share pics of your dinner.
I'll quickly mention from my limited exposure, I see it picking up where G+ ends. So, yes, interest based along with options for other things.
Thus, what is the value proposition for YouMe.social?
9. Will there always be a forum/group etc for member suggestions/complaints?
How much input will members realistically have over the direction of YouMe.social?
10. What limits are put on members concerning free expression/speech?
How will this be determined?
11. Concerning any number of issues...from the business model, to marketing/sales, is there a plan yet with how to go about this?
12. Is YouMe.social able to identify and implement new technologies?
13. Will you keep up to date (or have someone) with what other sites are doing? By doing this, will you be open to new ideas with how to improve this site?
I'm going to leave it here for now as I've asked quite a bit all at once.
I'm not looking for in depth answers at this point (unless you feel the need), it's more about getting an idea of how YouMe.social plans to move forward to become a successful and permanent site.
I will say that many of us are feeling burnt with putting in years of work building the Plus, all the while having no control whatsoever with its management (or lack of), direction, and ultimate demise.