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 219

Community – organization difference

Learning Alliances

Since I did a talk at CHIFOO last May , I continue to think about situations where a community and an organization coincide or are closely intertwined. Community. Community, Practice, Domain. Communities of practice SNA talks

2016 176

Community

Viv Mcwaters

It is in discovering community that I feel most fortunate, most blessed, most thankful. In general, my community has flourished on-line, and in particular there has been a small, close-knit community that I really cherish. In a way, this small community has grown out of other communities: open space technology, applied improv and facilitation. When I think of community, I usually think of these larger groups. Day 7 prompt: Community.

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

A movement that scales, not in the sense of it being a monolithic mob, but consisting of a multitude of communities , each with their own identity, but in federation having real impact. However, these communities should not become inward looking, just minding their own business.

2018 182

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.

2016 205

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 151

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 64

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 201

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

A movement that scales, not in the sense of it being a monolithic mob, but consisting of a multitude of communities , each with their own identity, but in federation having real impact. However, these communities should not become inward looking, just minding their own business.

2018 130

Etsy.com: 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 130

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.

The Customer Community

Online Community Strategy

Companies now realize they have been renting their customer communities on social platforms. . Developing Customer communities. Specifically, online Customer communities that companies build, host and manage. Community is the Fabric of Brand. the “Community”).

2017 58

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 194

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

2017 191

10 community principles to make your MOOC stronger

Joitske Hulsebosch

Hence it was a good idea of Jos Maassen from MOOCfactory to invite Peter Staal from Bind and myself to exchange about the design of a social MOOC and what you can learn from the way you facilitate a community. In January we had a lot of fun facilitating our knowmad MOOC.

2017 164

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 46

Powered by Social Innovation – Seminar Community Mapping

Making CommunitySense

Binnenkort geef ik een Powered by Social Innovation-Seminar Community Mapping bij het Midpoint Center for Social Innovation. Hier de uitnodiging: Seminar Community Mapping. Hoe breng je een community in kaart; de case van de Tilburgse Stadse Boeren.

2015 130

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. Mike, we all owe so much to your being the founding father of our now thriving field of Community Informatics. Ideas community informatics

2017 130

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 122

Long Live the Community

Evolving Web

Talks with LSSC ranged from setting up free communities to instituting scrum.org style certification for Capital K Kanban. It is only focused on discussing new ideas and ways to expand the community beyond software. There’s change in the wind and I like it.

2012 141

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

2013 100

Community rebuilding

Viv Mcwaters

There’s concerns expressed by members of the community about the pace of the process, and ’safe, unresponsive’ government authorities. It seems that decisions are still being made by the Bushfire Recovery Authority on behalf of the community.

The Customer Community

Online Community Strategy

Companies now realize they have been renting their customer communities on social platforms. . Developing Customer communities. Specifically, online Customer communities that companies build, host and manage. Community is the Fabric of Brand. the “Community”).

2017 46

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 133

The Community is the Curriculum in #rhizo14

Jenny Connected

As happened in CCK08 (the first MOOC in 2008), it seems that ‘the kids have taken control of the classroom’ in this second week of Dave Cormier’s open online course Rhizomatic Learning – The Community is the Curriculum.

2014 169

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.

2017 130

The Illusion of Community

How to Save the World

graphic of four types of community and the qualities that make each cohere, by Aaron Williamson (my suggested additions are in red). M uch is being written these days, in political, social, business and collapsnik circles, among others, about community.

2017 74

Jokaydia Community of Practice

Community Capers

This month restarts the Community Capers project to case study some of the brilliant examples of communities of practice that exist across the globe. Jokaydia Community Blog. Jump in now and get acquainted with some of the community spaces and conversations.

New publication – Community Digital Storytelling for Collective Intelligence: towards a Storytelling Cycle of Trust

Making CommunitySense

Community Digital Storytelling for Collective Intelligence: towards a Storytelling Cycle of Trust. Digital storytelling has become a popular method for curating community, organisational, and individual narratives. Copeland and A. de Moor (2017).

2017 130

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.

2016 122

Thoughts about community as curriculum in #rhizo14

Jenny Connected

The idea of community as curriculum is not new. He has grounded the idea of ‘community as curriculum’ in the practice of the community, but he has also stated very clearly what he means by community and what he means by curriculum.

2014 151

RSA and Connected Communities

Nancy White

I’ve been up to my alligators in all things networks as part of the Network Weaving Community of practice project, a nine month community of practice for 70 non profit folks who use or want to use the power of networks in their work. via RSA – Connected Communities.

New publication – Community Digital Storytelling for Collective Intelligence: towards a Storytelling Cycle of Trust

Making CommunitySense

Community Digital Storytelling for Collective Intelligence: towards a Storytelling Cycle of Trust. Digital storytelling has become a popular method for curating community, organisational, and individual narratives. Copeland and A. de Moor (2017).

2017 130

Message From Meetup/Community Thoughts

Nancy White

I thought this was worth sharing as I know many of you, dear readers, are as passionate about community as I am. Plus I’m preparing for a round of gatherings of communities that are very significant in my life in the coming weeks. They make friends and form powerful community.

Reviving Community Indicators – Learning

Nancy White

For long time readers of this blog, you know I’ve been obsessed with “signs of life&# from communities which I call “ community indicators.&# The fellows will be taking leadership/stewardship roles in the Dreamfish network and communities over the next six month.

Facilitating for engagement in isolated communities

Viv Mcwaters

This week, while working in Papua New Guinea and helping community leaders learn how to facilitate in isolated communities, I’ve come to understand the following. Facilitation can help the redistribution of power dynamics in a community.

2013 173

What Is (A) Community?

Elsua

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?&#

2011 130

Managing communities

Community Guy

Tags: Building Community

Business models for communities

Learning Alliances

One of the useful things that a community of practice does for us is to provide some useful boundaries for our attention. Everything around and outside of a community matters a lot, but we can think of it as context for the community.

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