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.

The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

I’ve worked with some form of community my entire career. In 1999 I took a job with as “UX Program Manager” and spent 9 months helping design, build, launch and grow what would become one of the largest online communities of global IT Professionals.

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The Second Act: Community Guy Rises

Community Guy

I’m Jake, the Community Guy. But I’m the guy who loves online community and has spent the better part of my career trying to bring community engagement to life in the most impactful, world changing ways possible. I’d worked my ass off to be a small part of helping the idea of online engagement, social media, and community building take root in the world since the mid-90s. And I’ve been doing online community work for a long, long time now. Hello.

2018 89

The Second Act: Community Guy Rises

Community Guy

I’m Jake, the Community Guy. But I’m the guy who loves online community and has spent the better part of my career trying to bring community engagement to life in the most impactful, world changing ways possible. I’d worked my ass off to be a small part of helping the idea of online engagement, social media, and community building take root in the world since the mid-90s. And I’ve been doing online community work for a long, long time now. Hello.

2018 89

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)?"

The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections — Communities: The Driving Force of Enterprise 2.0


Yesterday we had that unique opportunity of re-launching one of the oldest internal communities at IBM. A community that has been there for almost 10 years, on and off, but that it keeps coming back time and time again. That’s the name of the community.

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Listening vs. doing at CHIFOO

Learning Alliances

One of my challenges in talking about communities and technology is that I’m more committed and passionate about “ doing it &# than talking about it.

2009 130

Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The result is a new balance between hierarchy and community that is called social architecture. Redefine the work of leadership Reinvent the means of control Enable communities of passion. It’s about Balance Make no mistake about it: communities are not replacing hierarchy.

Enterprise 2.0 Summit Highlights – “Knowledge Shared Is Power”


At IBM, you call yourself a “knowledge worker”, helping to push and accelerate the adoption of social software within the enterprise. Tags: Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

Community management: The 'essential' capability of successful Enterprise 2.0 efforts | Enterprise Web 2.0 |

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via: Mobile RSS Email Alerts Bios: Dion’s Bio September 28th, 2009 Community management: The essential capability of successful Enterprise 2.0 efforts Posted by Dion Hinchcliffe @ 2:21 pm Categories: Collaboration , Community , Community Management , Customer Community , Enterprise 2.0 , Enterprise Web 2.0 , Grassroots Community , Social Computing , Social Media , Social Software , Web 2.0 and community building to succeed.

The challenge of networking civil society

Social Reporter

Government policies of localism and cuts to the voluntary sector are pushing citizens and community groups to do more for themselves on the ground, and find their own ways of learning from each other nationally.

ASK: 8 tips for successfully working with your legal team

Community Guy

For anyone who has developed community programs as part of a medium to large corporation, there are two words that can send shivers down their spine: Legal Department. In today’s business culture, the internal legal department has taken on a powerful role, and many marketing and community building employees find themselves at odds with legal. Build processes, don’t ask for answers. Push back on the legal team, ask questions, and issue challenges.

Time Flies When You Are Having Fun – Happy IBM Anniversary!


Long gone, as well, are the years where I worked at the Systems and Technology Group business unit on their Technical Communities Programme or the Global Business Services Community Building programme within their Learning & Knowledge section. Whoahh!

2012 182

Blog Cases from 2005: Jessica Baumgart on Journalism, Librarianship and Blogging

Portals and KM

She was into blogging and kept pushing for the association to use a weblog. Jessica, like many bloggers, had found that her blog helped with community building and becoming more connected. This is another in a series of case studies from people I interviewed in 2005 about their blogging efforts. Now as we move to 2013, I find it interesting to look back at the early days of business blogging. I will only include cases from people who are still blogging now.

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List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Below you’ll find a list of over 100 vendors (and more in the comments) of vendors that offer commodity community software. “Build your own community with SNAPP! Build your community today and start generating incremental revenue from user generated content.&#

2008 55

[KMers] Training Community Managers and Facilitators


It would also be rather helpful to go through for those folks who may be interested in online communities in general and who would want to learn a lot more about how they operate them and what it is like being a community facilitator / builder. Yes, Communities and ?Community

Marketing & Online Communities 2008: A Report Back

Online Community Report

The Marketing & Online Communities conference was held last Wednesday at the Tribeca Grand in New York. We had a fantastic lineup of folks representing top agencies, brand marketers and online communities. My experiences managing online communities prove this over and over again.

2008 46

Collaborative Thinking: More On Presence And The Social Feed

Collaborative Thinking

Main | Opening Up The Social Graph: An Identity Perspective » January 10, 2008 More On Presence And The Social Feed Timely article that builds on some recent "thinking out loud" thoughts on the direction of presence I posted yesterday. Collaboration and KM strategists should be thinking of how a feed syndication platform improves communication, information sharing, community-building. Tagging Community Book Roll Robert L.

The End of Central Governments?

How to Save the World

People need to believe that the culture they live within is the best one for their community and descendants, and when they cease to believe, the political structure of that culture will inevitably collapse. Community-building anyone?

2014 94

2009: Planning Considerations For Enterprise 2.0

Collaborative Thinking

Communities & Social Networks: Think "Adoption", Not "Deployment". community organizers) and new ways of assessing people's participation and contribution (e.g., Governance, change management, community-building and other "people strategies" help organizations leverage cultural dynamics in a positive fashion. .

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More Thoughts On Social Presence

Collaborative Thinking

Our desire to understand the social aspects of how work gets done and how people leverage informal connections has been a long-sough goal of those involved in knowledge management, organizational development, learning and other initiatives related to community-building. There were two notable comments to my earlier post (and cross-post ) on the concept of social presence and the role (or non-role) of UC vendors.

Links of the Month: November 8, 2013

How to Save the World

Third, discover your neighbours and connect with them, and learn how to build and live in community , where sharing is more important than owning. When hierarchies collapse, what we’ll be left with is community. Could Community Meshes Survive Collapse, and Defeat the NSA?:

2013 93

Collapse! The Game: Early Draft

How to Save the World

designed to help people learn and practice grassroots community-building and preparing locally for the various crises that may precede civilization’s collapse. The effectiveness of their efforts is reflected by changes in the community’s Well-Being Index (WBI).

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Links of the Quarter: June, 2016

How to Save the World

Our human descendants, many fewer in number than live on the planet now, will, after collapse has settled out, most likely live in amazingly diverse and culturally vibrant communities that will be unrecognizably localized, tribal, self-sufficient, opportunistic, modest and low-tech.

2016 73

The Rocky Transition to a Natural, Gift Economy

How to Save the World

This will also help me explain (a subject for a future article) what community currencies are and why they’re beneficial and will soon be essential. We no longer have identifiable ‘tribes’, communities or boundaries.

2013 95

How Twitter changed to include everyone

Endless Knots

    theRab only 2of4 #e2conf21 panelists ( @panklam / @clarashih ) spoke abt twitter for engaging community, building relationships & having conversation.     CatherineCalif Microblogging in the enterprise - building social capital in virtual context.

2009 116

Collapse! The Game: Draft #2

How to Save the World

Back in December I posted the first draft of a new collaborative/cooperative game I have been designing for use in community-building, transition planning and resilience-building. Community Map for Collapse!

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The Essence of Collaboration Is Selfishness - Gartner Blog Network

John Tropea - Delicious Community

There is an assumption of selflessness as experts donate their time to communities, developers create free applications for everybody to use, communities replace individuals, and community-building is rewarded more than individual achievements. As we try to understand why so many social media endeavors fail in enterprises, we should remind ourselves that our individual purpose will always prevail over a community one. Why Gartner. Analysts. Research. Events.

2012 43

Community management: The 'essential' capability of successful Enterprise 2.0 efforts | ZDNet

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Community management: The essential capability of successful Enterprise 2.0 efforts By Dion Hinchcliffe | September 28, 2009, 2:21pm PDT Summary It’s not a skill that’s been widely understood until quite recently, however community management has begun to move to the forefront of discussions about enterprise social computing as the use of social tools begins to climb the maturity curve. Community management itself can be sensitive subject in the social media arena.

2011 61

The Social Organization: Social Media is not Community

John Tropea - Delicious Community

« Mind the Gap: Turning Vision into Reality | Main | Reds - A Community Built Business » July 10, 2008 Social Media is not Community Im finding that there is a lot of confusion between the concept of social media and the concept of community.

2008 68

Community as Curriculum – vol 2. The Guild/Distributed Continuum


Community as Curriculum“, in: D. Community as Curriculum. As knowledge becomes a moving target and the canon starts becoming less reliable, we need a new—or in fact an old—model of education drawn out on a new canvas: community. We need to return to community as a valid repository for knowledge, and away from a packaged view of knowledge and expertise. Community as curriculum is not meant as a simple alternative to the package version of learning. Community.

A Journey In Social Media: We Have Been Live One Week.

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Once we felt that we had suffiicientlly robust communities (and community behavior) we could take a look at venturing outside the firewall. How We Announced It We announced availability virally -- we all pushed email announcements to people we knew who were interested in what we were doing. The Community Focus We positioned the platforms primary purpose as community building. How do I propose a new community?

Creating Passionate Users: How to Build a User Community, Part 1

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» How to Build a User Community, Part 1 Most user communities take a typical path--the newbies ask questions, and a select group of more advanced users answer them. Actually, this isnt the biggest problem with most user communities.

2007 67

The Art of Building Virtual Communities (Techlearning blog)

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The Question has Changed » The Art of Building Virtual Communities. Youd think developing a virtual learning community (VLC) or online community of practice (CoP) would be easier. However, with the rise of virtual learning community platforms like Ning and Elgg it is becoming evident that many CoPs are dead on arrival and many others die of neglect early on, in their toddler stage. participants in that community. of the community.

2007 44

Hot Topics in Communities: Reputation Systems

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Warning : join() [ function.join ]: Invalid arguments passed in /mnt/local/home/fastwonderblog/ on line 648 "> Skip to content Fast Wonder Blog: Consulting, Online Communities, and Social Media Consulting services for companies wanting to engage with online communities through social media.Focused on online communities, open technologies, open source, web 2.0,