Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science. Solid methodology is important for professional purposes, of course (see for heavy-duty mapping processes the CommunitySensor methodology for participatory community network mapping). Communities and social networks overlap.

2018 66

What Is (A) Community?


You would remember how in the recent past I put together another blog entry around this very same topic trying to explain and define what a community is, and, most importantly, what it is not!, under the heading “ Community Management Fundamentals – Where Do I Start?&#

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Roles in communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

Does a learning community or community of practice need roles to function well? What about the self-organising power of communities? Caretaker: The person who manages the learning community. Community member 4. roles communities of practice collective learning

Roles 121 Online Community Revenue

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Etsy is a funky boutique of an online community, an independent online marketplace for handmade products and vintage goods where hand made jewellry, with tailor made skirts and vintage jackets live side by side with chocolates and photography. How to craft a billion dollar business.

Building open communities

Jenny Connected

Sylvia Currie who manages the SCoPE community at BC Campus spoke to FSLT13 last week on her work as a community facilitator and organizer. A community of practice has a single center of supreme skill and authority, typically embodied in the master.

2013 56

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers


Never mind the community facilitators. Communities are different beasts. If not, judge for yourselves, to quote Rachel, on the list of pressures that community leaders are facing at the moment: . Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

2012 113

Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively


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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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. ISBN 978-90-823832-0-1.

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Communities & Technologies finally meeting Community Informatics

Making CommunitySense

attending the Communities & Technologies Vision workshop. Goal of the workshop is to build more common ground between the two very related fields of Communities & Technologies (C&T) and Community Informatics. Put the local back in communities.

2014 34

Value Creation in Communities of Practice

Jenny Connected

s most recent work on value creation in communities of practice. Promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks: a conceptual framework, Ruud de Moor Centrum. Communities are responsible to each other and for the domain. A lot of communities/people stop here.

Life Without eMail – 5th Year Progress Report – The Community, The Movement


Life Without eMail – The Community, The Movement. Hello and welcome to the Life Without eMail community. So thanks ever so much, Alan, for triggering the thought of having an online community for us to get together! Google Plus Community – Life Without eMail.

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Gamification and school professional community

Community Capers

Many of you will also be thinking about how to further develop a professional community within your school. This really gets at the heart of community building in any environment, being able to move into the centre and establish your identity as more than a novice.

Building an Engaging Community By Gautam Ghosh


A few days back Spike Jones put together one of those wonderfully provocative blog posts on the topic of Online Communities that would surely make more than one person feel rather uncomfortable, specially, if they have got an online space and they call it a “ community&# , when it isn’t.

Paywall for and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

As tomorrow is an historic day – The Australian and other sites move behind the paywall – what WILL we pay for, what SHOULD we pay for and what OTHER revenues streams are being missed by refusal to build online communities around their content?

Growing the Tilburg urban farming community map

Making CommunitySense

Introduction: The Tilburg Urban Farming Community. The Tilburg Urban Farmers Community is part of the Urban Farmers for a Liveable Brabant project. The project aims to strengthen and expand the urban farming communities in the cities of Tilburg, Den Bosch and Oss in the southern Dutch province of North Brabant. One of its sub-projects, driven by CommunitySense, is to literally map the Tilburg Urban Farming Community. What does it mean to map a community?

2015 43

Rules and warnings for building successful online communities

The Bumble Bee

Most online communities are simply online ghost towns. Maybe online communities are not for you? Virtual CommunitiesPeople register, get their login details, visit once, decide its not for them and never return. This pattern is repeated over and over.

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Mary Poppins Online Community – Social Media Manager Leah Howard

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I loved interviewing Leah Howard who plays Mrs Corry in Mary Poppins and is Disney’s online community manager slash social media manager for the show.

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

Why you should Block people and your Community responsibility

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

You are a community manager now. It is YOUR responsibility to keep your community safe, not Facebook or AT&T or Fedex or any other communication delivery platform. Facebook Online Communities Social Media Australia block blocking censorship social media trolls Twitter

2017 40

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.

2017 16

Community Goals and Measurements

John Tropea - Delicious Community

What goals and measurements should be defined for communities, community members, community managers, and community program managers? Three different kinds of metrics can be captured and reported for communities: 1. Goals for community members. community

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Community Manager in Residence

Managing Communities

Community CareersPlease Update Your RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you.

2015 23

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.

2011 66

Tribute to Michael Gurstein – founding father of the Community Informatics Field

Making CommunitySense

On October 8th, Michael Gurstein – founding father of the field of Community Informatics – sadly passed away. I first met Mike when I stumbled into the wrong” workshop room at the first Communities and Technologies conference in Amsterdam in 2003, chaired by Mike.

2017 49

Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

Online Community Strategy

What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? that taps into the power of purpose to drive community engagement. Purpose-Driven Communities.

Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively – Part Deux


Great points altogether shared across by Glen, specially, the fun aspect of being a community facilitator, which helps us reintroduce, once again, the whole concept of fun@work , which I will talk about in an upcoming blog post, as I feel it’s got enough meat to discuss it separately.

2011 66

Technical Debt vs. Community Debt

Managing Communities

Community CultivationPlease Update Your RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you.

2015 26

How does the ModPo MOOC enable or create a community?

Jenny Connected

In this final week of the third iteration of the Modern and Contemporary American Poetry MOOC – Al Filreis (the MOOC convener) has asked ModPo participants how the ModPo community works: I am now here in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, and will be presenting about ModPo at a conference here.

2014 40

Beyond Ideas: Building Open Innovation Communities

Online Community Strategy

Open Innovation Communities are one of the most valuable types of communities to build and also one of the most difficult to get right. In my community practice, I’ve seen 4 stages that are typical in the maturation of an Open Innovation Community.

2016 31

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.

2015 26

Communities in the Crowd Economy: #CSWEurope15

Online Community Strategy

One key strategy is to develop customer communities where customers connect to people in the business (as hosts) as well as other customers and prospects (as peers). These communities translate into real value for the customer and for the host business.

2015 40

How to Revive a “Dead” Online Community

Managing Communities

photo credit: ornello_pics Josh Barraza asked if I would talk about how you can revive a “dead” online community. The definition of “dead” will vary by person, by community and by [.]. Community Cultivation Managing the Community Promoting Your CommunityThat’s a great suggestion. Before we talk about the how, there are a couple of simple truths that we need to keep in mind.

2012 35

Attributes of Thriving Online Communities

Online Community Strategy

I got my start building online communities in 1999 with the launch of I was first asked the question of (more or less) “What makes a thriving community” during the first few months of our growth, and frankly, I didn’t have a good answer at the time.

Ponderings on Network & Community Governance Part 1

Full Circle Associates

KM4Dev has been around for over 10 years and grown to be a vibrant and respected community. It certainly is one of my very central communities of practice and I love and fret over it a lot. A community of practice (CoP)? In other words, legitimacy beyond the community.

2014 36

Online Community Onboarding

Managing Communities

Community Cultivation Please Update Your RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you.

2014 21

Beyond Ideas: Building Open Innovation Communities

Online Community Strategy

Open Innovation Communities – where companies and customers collaborate on ideas for new products and services – can be one of the most valuable ways to invest in community engagement. Unfortunately, this type of community is also one of the most difficult to get right.

2016 27

Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement - Community Development Across Canada


community GS

Gamification of a Community of Practice

Community Capers

This is the first in a series of posts to relaunch this blog on a new footing more focussed on the exciting space created by the marriage of community, learning and gameplay. Community of Practice. “ But communities of practice are not just celebrations of common interests.

2013 34

To Develop a Community, Think Network First

Online Community Strategy

Nevertheless, we now realize that no whole, be it a family, a business, a community, or a nation, can be managed without looking inward to the lesser wholes that combine to form it, and outward to the greater wholes of which it is a member.” . Need a Community?

2016 27

New Research on Hard Benefits of Online Customer Communities

The Bumble Bee

According to a 2011 survey, almost 50% of the top 100 global brands host some kind of network or community but are there any indications that these investments are paying off? Virtual Communities