Community building with Playback Theatre

Viv Mcwaters

One comment that stayed with me was from Christopher Ellinger , who said that “the purpose of playback is community building&#. Improv is not usually associated with community building, so maybe this requires some exploration.

Recipe for community building: have a picnic

Social Reporter

The past week started and ended particularly well, with rather different events both about building relationships and community. I’ll write more about the ABCD event in later posts, including appointment of the first ABCD community builder in Oldham, by Forever Manchester.

Online Community Building Strategy Advice

Nancy White

Online Community Building Strategy: Good Advice From Nancy White. Tags: community community indicators We are having record breaking heat here in Seattle and I just don’t have the energy to jump into my stack of half drafted blog posts. So I’ll take advantage of Robin Good’s interview with me in Rome earlier this month! Thanks, Robin! Gee, I do talk fast). Edit: It appears that Robin has some other videos from that day on YouTube here , here and here.

New City Community building simulation game

The Bumble Bee

Building Community and Computer Simulation are two of my hot topics. So it really grabbed my attention when Channel 4 Education announced a forthcoming game, Fallen City , to let us explore how our cities might be mended by empowering communities. News & Media

BIG promotes a positive approach to community building

Social Reporter

The Big Lottery Fund is the largest single funder of the community and voluntary sector (more than £1.6 It is therefore significant that BIG is putting a lot of emphasis through its People Powered Change programme on what’s known as Asset Based Community Development.

#e2conf Highlights – Online Community Building Methodologies, SNA, Task Centric Computing, Gamification, Social Learning, Social Fatigue…


event (Around subjects like Facilitating Effectively Online Communities, Community Building Methodologies, Social Network Analysis, Task Centric Computing, Gamification, Informal / Social Learning, Social Fatigue, etc. Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

New publication: Expanding the Academic Research Community – Building Bridges into Society with the Internet

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2014), Expanding the Academic Research CommunityBuilding Bridges into Society with the Internet. Stillman (eds.), Theories, Practices, and Examples for Community and Social Informatics , Monash University Publishing, Melbourne. After (re)defining this process, we examine how the academic research community could be expanded using the Internet. academia communities Internet research socio-technical systems universities virtual communities society

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Sustainable Community Building [for Humans]

Online Community Report

I love my community. Regardless of whether I feel like, or am trying to be, a community builder, the community always provides opportunities for others to join me. These spaces are built on distributed power and that makes the community a moving, growing, living thing that I am a part of, rather than a weight, trouble, or burden that I’m responsible for. Being a Community Builder (I refuse, on principle, to use the word Manager) is a lot of work.

Community Building Isn’t About Influencers

Managing Communities

Just don’t confuse your pursuit of influencers with community building. Managing the Community Thinkingphoto credit: jurvetson I’ve been hearing the word influencer a lot lately. People (companies) want other people, with big audiences, to talk about their stuff. There is nothing wrong with that. There is some overlap, sure, but if you focus on “influencers&# at the cost [.].

The “Secrets” of Community Building for Businesses

Managing Communities

Do you want the secrets to building community online? I’ve got them. Meet me in this back alley over here and I’ll give them to you for a price. But, let’s keep them just between us. We wouldn’t want the common people to know. If anyone ever tells you this, run away from them. There [.]. How Should I Participate

On the Research Road: Meshing Physical & Online Community Mapping

Making CommunitySense

The overarching research theme of my road trip was to engage in some deep learning and sharing on my main current R&D focus: community mapping. The WHAT of my talk was about participatory community mapping. See the slides: Meshing physical and online community mapping.

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Contests and Giveaways are Marketing, Not Community Building

Managing Communities

photo credit: Ev0luti0nary Since the beginning of time (relatively speaking, of course), online forums and communities have held contests and giveaways in an effort to grow their member base. Promoting Your CommunityIt gets them some attention. They notice an influx of new members. Then the contest ends. Shortly thereafter, most of the new members they noticed are [.].

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Online Community Building Strategy: Good Advice From Nancy White

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Online Community Building Strategy: Good Advice From Nancy White Building an online community is in my opinion the best investment you can make toward guaranteeing yourself greater influence, authority and opportunity for business. How do you keep the community going?

Nieuwe publicatie: Een Stadse Boeren Community Moet Je Samen Opkweken

Making CommunitySense

Een Stadse Boeren Community Moet Je Samen Opkweken. Deze ‘sense of community’ is een belangrijke noodzakelijke voorwaarde om iets te kunnen bereiken. Filed under: communities , community building , urban farming. communities community building urban farmingOnlangs verschenen: A. de Moor (2015). Bol, T. Cornet (eds.), Stadse Boeren voor Leefbaarheid: De Kracht van Groene Lijm , De Conceptenbouwers, Den Bosch.

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New publication – Towards a participatory community mapping method: the Tilburg urban farming community case

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2015), Towards a participatory community mapping method: the Tilburg urban farming community case. In Adjunct Proceedings of the Communities & Technologies Conference (C&T 2015), Limerick, Ireland, 27-30 June, 2015 (to appear in International Reports on Socio-Informatics ). Urban farming communities often consist of many disjoint initiatives, while having a strong need to overcome their fragmentation. Just published: A.

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Community Building: How To Create Your Own Social Media Network With Ning - Robin Good's Latest News

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Community Building: How To Create Your Own Social Media Network With Ning Stop [social] networking: Build your own network! - Social networks create easy to access online communities out of shared interests and passions.

2007 58

Online Community Building Strategy: Nancy White On Networks, Groups and Technology Choices

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Online Community Building Strategy: Nancy White On Networks, Groups and Technology Choices Interested in better understanding what is the difference between an online group and a network of people? Trying to build your own community of loyal readers and fans?

You Should Care About Community Building, Even if You Have No Interest in Being a “Community Manager”

Managing Communities

One of the things that we discussed is why they should, individually, care about building community online, even if they have no interest in being a community manager or working in digital. photo credit: marc falardeau I spoke to a small group of staff members at the CNN offices in Atlanta on Tuesday.

Fun with Drupal Commons, a Powerful Solution for Online Community Building


For years, we have been advising clients on how to build, manage, and grow successful online communities. functionality (blogs, documents, wikis, profiles, groups, etc) and can support open, partially open, and closed community sites. In our experience, this often works better for cross-organizational communities. But now that the Drupal Community has their hands on it, we expect to see it mature quickly and are excited to help drive the evolution.

Sending welcome messages to new members | Online Communities | Build an Online Community


welcome online_facilitation community

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Online Community Building Strategy: Nancy White On Networks, Groups and Technology Choices | Happened Lately


Tags: online_community nancywhite

Co-creating the CIRN Commons


At the Prato 2009 conference, we decided to set up a wiki, dubbed the "CIRN Living Knowledge Base" At this year's conference, we decided to change its name into the "CIRN Commons", as this much better reflects what it is about: a shared, active knowledge resource, used and jointly created by the members of our global community: [link]. " The CIRN Commons is one means by which we can help close the "resource divide" in our community. -

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Online Community Toolkit | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Nov 03 2007 Online Community Toolkit Published by Nancy White Last edited 10/07 Thinking about building or hosting an online community? 1999) Calculating Your Community Costs – Is it worth your while? What is the Value of Participating in an Online Community? Making community vibrant and alive.

Yale Daily News - Cersonsky: Democracy in New Haven


In New organizing is about community.define what they do as building “relational culture,” which, unlike an “affinity group,” does not feed on a shared interest or cause. You identify local possibilities and leaders and you build neighborhood collaboration around them. The goal of community organizing is to get the community to take back the community. Tags: community community_building collectivism cooperation

What is Wrong with Ning

Online Social Networking

Ning sites are communities of people, and Ning is a community of community sites. I’ve certainly written a good deal about social media list building including both List Building Paradigm Shift and List Building Using Ning Social Networks. Nevertheless communities are the essence of social media, not lists, and social marketing must therefore favor community building over list building.

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September Wrap-Up Community Builder Chat: Online, Offline, and Migration


Tonight was the 2nd monthly Community Builder chat ; and I had a great time! Question 1 : asked about migrating a community from one tool to another, specifically from listservs to a website/forum. Some of the responses highlighted the need to understand what was currently working for the listserv conversations and what would be a valuable hook to move people to the forums, and especially who within the community (not the org) may be the most influential in a successful migration.

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Oops! (Learn from My KM Mistakes) « Apin Talisayon’s Weblog

John Tropea - Delicious Community

CoP portal before community building We helped a loose network of NGOs set up their CoP portal, with the help of Phase 1 money from a donor development institution. Phase 2 money was for community building, but the money never came. When our next similar project came, we learned from our mistake: we started with community building first. One of the project components is a workshop with best-practitioner leaders in community-based resource management.

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New publication: “It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” – Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities

Making CommunitySense

” Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities was just published in J.E. Open innovation is about crossing boundaries to create networked synergies in/across collaborative communities.

2013 188

Building Modern Communities #SwarmConf

Online Community Strategy

I was honored to be asked to keynote the SWARM Community Managers Conference in Sydney this week, hosted by conference Co-Founders Alison Michalk and Venessa Paech. Online Communities are poised to have a break through moment if we, as community builders, can blaze the trail.

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Community mapping with Kumu: making sense of your community network

Making CommunitySense

Communities are the building blocks of collaboration in today’s networked organizations. Communities of practice, communities of interest, innovation communities, and so on, help to bridge knowledge gaps and cross collaboration barriers within and between organizations.

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Research Communities 2.0

Making CommunitySense

Deze presentatie laat zien hoe research communities door goed gebruik te maken van Internet het academisch onderzoeksproces kunnen helpen hervormen. De presentatie is gebaseerd op een hoofdstuk voor een boek (“Expanding the Academic Research Community: Building Bridges Into Society with the Internet”) wat binnenkort door Monash University Publishing gepubliceerd zal worden. academia communities research Uncategorized universities virtual communities Web 2.0

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Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

Making CommunitySense

My community mapping work is taking off. This first post is about starting mapping processes to support community building in two “centres of expertise” coordinated by the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Uncategorized community mapping Rotterdam

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Infocomm Industry Forum 2009

Collaborative Thinking

Blogs, wikis and social network sites, coupled with community-building practices, help organisations leverage relationships in ways that promote more effective information sharing and innovation. For those readers who are in the Singapore area, I'll be presenting at the event below later this month: Date: 30 November 2009 Venue: Suntec Singapore Time: 8:45am - 7:00pm. Fostering Innovation In The Infocomm Ecosystem. Enterprise 2.0:

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Communities, networks and what sits in between

Nancy White

Robin asked me about the differences between communities and networks and this 3 minute recording captures my views. I continue to be focused on the space between communities and networks, thinking that this is the sweet spot for so many things people are trying to do. Maybe you AREN’T looking for a community, eh? Online Community Building Strategy: Nancy White On Networks, Groups and Technology Choices. Tags: community networks

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Communities of Practice: Conversations to Collaboration by Steve Dale


For a good number of years Communities (of Practice, of Interest, of Purpose, etc. You can check out the deck over here (Or flip through the embedded slides below) and in it you would be able to find the following topics covered: "What is a "Community of Practice" (CoP)?"

A social reporting game for community builders

Social Reporter

Recently Drew Mackie and I ran a training workshop about social reporting with community builders at Forever Manchester , as I trailed here. Briefly, we gave a presentation about how we saw social reporting supporting community building, with a strong focus on mapping and building networks.

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A social reporting game for community builders

Social Reporter

Recently Drew Mackie and I ran a training workshop about social reporting with community builders at Forever Manchester , as I trailed here. Briefly, we gave a presentation about how we saw social reporting supporting community building, with a strong focus on mapping and building networks.

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Communities and Networks Connection

Collaborative Thinking

Community Management Fundamentals – Where Do I Start?


Yes, of course, I am talking about (online) communities and community building. Well, how about some Community Management Fundamentals ? Yes, indeed, online communities are hot! Community managers anyone? Community Management Fundamentals.

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Organising Knowledge>> Taxonomies in Facilitation

Green Chameleon

Mark comes at the topic from the perspective of helping a community build knowledge together: “If a facilitator understands the concept of taxonomies s/he can harness both the power of structure and community organization in creating framework for organization of knowledge.&# (Mark thinks that the “top down&# structured approach is the opposite of the “bottom up&# folksonomy approach while I think in practice they work together, but this is a side issue).