I have developed a website that i am convinced can be an asset to anyone. It's a refreshing idea and i have already copyrighted it. I'm graduating this year, since i'm finished with school.. i will eventually make it go live. I'm skeptical though that a big company could come and dissect my website and make their own version, which i don't have the money and the team to even compete. So i need to guarantee to stay ahead in the race, which obviously starts wit the users. How do i develop a strong network of users? My website hasn't got a niche but it's the methodology that is unique.
I have no idea how websites like Twitter and Facebook got so big... a larger company with a "researcher" could of seen the potential and have the infinite resources to create a better product and advertise on a larger scale.
I'm a one man team, i'll appreciate some advice on the cautious steps i need to take when i finally do decide to make the website live. The business side seems more difficult than the design/coding/testing etc.