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 [.].

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

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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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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

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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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.

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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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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.

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?

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.

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.

Joining up community building, organising and social reporting

Social Reporter

Later this month I’ll be doing some work with Gary Loftus and his new team of community builders at Forever Manchester , when we’ll spend a day exploring how social reporting can play a part in Asset Based Community Development. Community builders need to use a range of communication methods to find out and map what’s happening in an area, build connections, and help people communicate better themselves.

Joining up community building, organising and social reporting

Social Reporter

Later this month I’ll be doing some work with Gary Loftus and his new team of community builders at Forever Manchester , when we’ll spend a day exploring how social reporting can play a part in Asset Based Community Development. Community builders need to use a range of communication methods to find out and map what’s happening in an area, build connections, and help people communicate better themselves.

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

Influence

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.

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.

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.

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

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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?

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

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

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Co-creating the CIRN Commons

GrowingPains

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. -

elearningpapers

Delicious/choconancy/communities_of_practice

"This edition of eLearning Papers focuses on four distinct CoPs that have been fuelled by the use of electronic community building tools. Tags: communitiesineducation elearningColombia elearning communities_of_practice In the last fifteen years, these tools have moved from online bulletin boards to wikis, audio and video podcasts, vir.

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.

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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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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.

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

Community Management Fundamentals – Where Do I Start?

Elsua

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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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 Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively

Elsua

Of course, I am talking about the role of the Community Manager , or Community Facilitator , which has been my preferred term from the beginning. Who else out there nowadays doesn’t consider themselves a community manager, right? Any community.

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Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey

Elsua

Building a solid library of use cases. If you come to think about it, it’s like building a cathedral , really. My all time favourite one took 300 years to build and it’s just as stunning and jaw-dropping as it can get. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

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CommunityBuilders – Online Community Still Crazy After Years with Nancy White

Elsua

If you have been involved with virtual communities and online facilitation, I bet it’s almost impossible not having come across the absolutely fabulous work on facilitating online communities Nancy has done, and shared across!,

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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.

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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Yale Daily News - Cersonsky: Democracy in New Haven

Delicious/choconancy/community

In New Haven.community 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

An Ant’s Eye Point-of-View: The Rules of Engagement

Ant's Eyeview Blog

If you’re looking for guideposts, truisms, and adding-value to your customer’s experiences, check out Mashable’s 21 rules for social media engagement and 10 rules for increasing community engagement. Building relationships in the enterprise world often takes the form of community. In this post , Ant’s Eye View’s very own Jake McKee shares his rules for community building. There is no better way to build engagement than by making customers feel special.

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3 Day Social Media Intensive – Hands on! Sydney 2014

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Those who do not yet have any social media profiles online will have them set up by the end of the course, more advanced users will be building deeper engagement and conversations. Laurel is the CEO of The Community Crew managing massive gaming and online communities including Facebook and forums for reality TV shows such as Junior Masterchef. Computer Based Session: Build a blog and social media press room with socmed press releases, blog and social objects.

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

Delicious/choconancy/online_community

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.

Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives

Elsua

What’s really important about this exercise of giving them a reason-to-be is to essentially build a strong community of practice where they would feel and sense they are no longer the weird ones , but they will be on a new major, critical mission: transform the company they work at.

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