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Online Community Building Strategy: Good Advice From Nancy White

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Print this article July 29, 2009 ? But how easy is it to build a thriving online community? How do you nurture engagement inside your community?

Blog>> Paying Attention

Green Chameleon

Giovannini said ‘we thought they might mean a restaurant. —AP&#. Thanks to the Straits Times iPhone application for this gem! &#8221

The Book is Almost a Reality (so lots to do!)

Digital Habitats

Image via Wikipedia. The manuscript is at our printer, Lightingsource. The cover is done. The index is done. But Digital Habitats is about to emerge.

Twitter Focus (#seascorcher)

Nancy White

It has been interesting to reflect on a) how much I’ve been on Twitter today and b) what I’m Tweeting about. Our heat is doing that.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference Highlights – Day One


Continuing further with the series of blog posts detailing some of the highlights from the recent Enterprise 2.0 At all. Open Enterprise 2009. hehe).

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Getting Started with Social Media by Euan Semple


Ten days later I am back again! Re-surfacing back into the world of everything 2.0. Specially if you are a big fan, like I am, of Euan Semple.

Blog>> The War Between Awareness and Memory

Green Chameleon

About a month ago Robert Scoble blogged about abandoning Twitter and Friendfeed. On April 19th, 2009 I asked about Mountain Bikes once on Twitter.

Friday Fun: Photo Style

Community Guy

Linda Rains snapped this hilarious picture on the Microsoft campus in Redmond. Classic.

Building 3D Objects in Second Life: A short video tutorial

The Bumble Bee

Here is a short video tutorial (4 mins) showing how its done. About Ken Thompson.

Endless knots from Eliza

Endless Knots

2009 2

Blog>> Memory and Infantilism

Green Chameleon

Jed Cawthorne has an excellent post following up on my July 20 post on NASA’s latest organisational memory failure. But back to Jed Cawthorne.

KM 2

Tearing down the classroom walls

Ken Carroll

. “ Dude. Let’s tear down the barriers to organizationl learning though a mobile learning platform, also known as an MLN.&#. Ken Carroll.


Viv Mcwaters

The questions was something like: “What happened before the big bang?&# And the answer was something like: “There was no before the big bang – the big bang was the beginning of time and space.&#. Linear time is so much a part of our lives it’s hard to imagine time not existing. Seconds! So I waited. And waited. And waited.

Walking with MS--a triumph

Endless Knots

Though I don't post many of these requests (if I did, I'd be running one every day), this issue is rather close to my heart.

Euan Semple Offers Advice on Social Media for Business on Web TV

Portals and KM

Euan Semple, blogger at the Obvious and former lead on KM at the BBC, was recently interviewed by guruonline TV in the UK (see Social Media Advice for Business ). how practical is social media to business, and more. There are 15 video segments in the interview. Euan sees Web 2.0 and enterprise 2.0 It can be very practical and easy to get started.

Ruralnet ceases trading

Social Reporter

Ruralnet|uk has been one of the most innovative nonprofit organisations I’ve worked with over the past 10 years or so, but that’s no proof against the recession, and they have just announced they will cease trading this week. We have made arrangements for the smooth transition of current projects to other organisations.

Excited and enthusiastic

Viv Mcwaters

About six months into my first real job, I discovered that I wasn’t their first choice. The person they wanted declined so I was offered it because of my enthusiasm. That sorta left an impression. Can you tell? I’m at my best when I’m excited and enthusiastic. Hopefully I’ll be able to reveal more soon.

"Getting off the email hamster wheel"

Endless Knots

Even if Gil Yehuda's post were awful (it's anything but), I'd still want to blog it just for this title. OK, a few people (loud clearing of throat).which

Will Television and Web Converge?

Portals and KM

Here is an interesting debate from Stanford University on the convergence of the Web and Television. There are two people representing both sides. They first point out that television is both a medium and a transmission system. TV is used to refer to the screen that you watch, as well as what you see on that screen. I like the pro arguments better.

Online Community Building Strategy Advice

Nancy White

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! Online Community Building Strategy: Good Advice From Nancy White. Gee, I do talk fast).


Viv Mcwaters

Don’t you think it’s interesting how twitter and facebook and whatever else is out there reflects the school yard? The way we now have ‘levels’ of friends? I suppose it’s a way to try and manage all these people we’re now connected with one way or another. I think real friends are pretty precious.

This is why I love the web

Endless Knots

I may be the last person online to have seen this but, holy schmazoo.this is collaboration at its best. And it's all to the tune of the great Ben E.

Blog>> Commenting Back On

Green Chameleon

Apologies to those who have been trying to post comments, we have just migrated our system and there’s a bug in the new environment which affects the Captcha utility. We’ve switched off Captcha until it’s fixed, and gone to moderation instead

Book News!

Nancy White

On other fronts, our book is at the printer. YES OUR BOOK IS AT THE PRINTER! Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities is DONE!! The manuscript is at our printer, Lightingsource. The cover is done. The index is done. But Digital Habitats is about to emerge. The tentative date is August 15, 2009. You should read the whole article.


Viv Mcwaters

I guess we’ve just about all heard the story about Art and Fear by now. It goes something like this: The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. Those being graded on “quality”, however, needed to produce only one pot—albeit a perfect one—to get an “A”. I can’t wait.

More from Mount Auburn Cemetery

Endless Knots

We went there last Sunday, July 19, because it was the anniversary of Margaret Fuller 's death.

KM World 2009 Program Available

Portals and KM

I received my paper copy of the KM World 2009 program recently. You can see the agenda online at the KM World 2009 site. It looks great with people like Andrew McAfee, Christine LI, David Snowden. Nancy Dixon, Thomas Vander Wal, and Leslie Owens. They can also sign up for a free expo pass. Go to this KM World registration form.

Evolution: Friendster up for sale

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

TechCrunch has the Exclusive: Friendster , one of the oldest social networks, is actively looking for a buyer and has hired investment bank Morgan Stanley to find a party interested in acquiring the company or at least some of its assets. . In the main document (embedded below), it says that 75 percent of its registered accounts are in Asia.

About Social Media

Michelle Laurie

Anyone interested in understanding social media, its value and its relationship to business should check out the 15 very short clips by Euan Semple. link].

Will Wright Smoothness

Community Guy

I swear, as nerdy as he is, I could listen to Will Wright talk about how to design games for hours on end.

Do You Have Cases of Enterprise Micro-blogging (aka Twitter style communication) to Share?

Portals and KM

I am looking for examples of successful implementations of micro-blogging within the enterprise. This would include Twitter and all the Twitter like tools (see Rise of Micro-messaging in Enterprise Collaboration Platforms and Pistachio Consulting’s Enterprise Microsharing Tools Comparison ) sometimes known as micro-messaging. Thanks in advance

tweetup today: Bondi Junction Lunch

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

What are you doing for lunch today? Tuna and soggy lettuce sandwich? Mars Bar and coffee? Come to Bondi Junction for a tweetup – Twitter meetup for the online community. Thought I’d blog this: cos the embed is waaay cool. Noodles anyone?

So you think you’re so important?

Net-Map Toolbox

The other day my colleague Regina Birner ( IFPRI ) asked me: “Do you think people generally overestimate their own influence (when drawing Net-Maps and setting up influence towers)?&#. Hm, good question. Now is the same true for influence towers? Do people in general think they are more influential than other people would think they are?

ASK: 9 Tips for Inspired (and Inspiring) Text Communication

Community Guy

Let’s get this out of the way right up front: text-based communication is extremely difficult. In face-to-face communication, you have three forms of communication taking place at once: words (verbal), voice (vocal), and body (nonverbal). This provides an incredible level of nuance. Every community communication is practice for the next. Review.