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Is Your Online Community Changing with the Times?


This post  originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an  ongoing series  related to Millennials and online community.   And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our  Essentials of Online Community Management  program at a special discount. We need our online communities to morph and shift with the changing landscape.

Would you join a Community Manager Association?


Maggie McGary posits the question on her blog  [my bold]: How many associations pay not only ASAE dues, but also registration and travel for multiple staff to attend one or more ASAE conferences a year–easily more than $1,500 a year per person? A lot. Or, to take it a step further, what about an association for association community managers? There’s obviously ASAE.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. Sites have experienced a dramatic decrease in core metrics and a dispersion of their most passionate community members. Today, the comment section provides a tool to build community engagement around a publisher. socialmedia longtailseo communities

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

Edwards and Telligent CTO Rob Howard are releasing a white paper today that delineates what these standard-setting communities of the future will look like. According to their research, here are nine steps businesses must take in order to make their online communities world-class. 1. the article in full to learn more about building world-class communities. Have an account?

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The Productive Online Business Toolbox: My Must-Have Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In fact, I use Jabber for internal communications as Community Manager of Namecheap. travel with a Dell Latitude E6410 laptop, and that’s a great and super fast machine which is perfect for those times away from home. travel with the Kensington Portable Power Outlet (aff) to make sure I can keep as much juice as possible with me. Gmail. Take advantage of labels. Filter!

From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories

Buzz Marketing for Technology

From shared databases to communities of practice: A taxonomy of collaboratories. From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories. The types are: Distributed Research Centers, Shared Instruments, Community Data Systems, Open Community Contribution Systems, Virtual Communities of Practice, Virtual Learning Communities, and Community Infrastructure Projects. " Compared to other peer groups, scientific communities are often surprisingly egalitarian and broadly international. Community Data Systems.

5 Luxurious Technology Events for this Autumn


Enjoy cocktails, good conversation and plenty of networking opportunities with others in the field at Lean Kanban Conference that will be held in Paris this October. This is a must-attend for anyone in the IT community, and will have plenty of workshops on top of the keynotes and lectures so you can get your hands dirty and really delve into the industry improvements involved.

Gearing Up For Social Slam 2013

Waxing UnLyrical

Like many of my peers, speaking at industry events and conferences is a growing part of my business. That means typically I get paid for my time, so it is rare for me to pay my own expenses to travel out of my local area for a speaking gig. What I want to get out of a conference is to be intellectually challenged, emotionally refreshed, and professionally inspired. about.

Remain Teachable

Geoff Livingston

This weekend I attended the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York City. If I attended the conference as a know it all writer who had published four books, then I would have denied myself a great experience. Here is a list of ways to exercise one’s mind: Attend an industry conference. Travel to a different country and study a different culture.

Listen up! Here's 10 top snippets from Social Slam!

The New Strategist

” - @jeffbullas My take: Jeff’s own presence at Social Slam after over 40hrs of exhaustive delay-ridden travel time reminds us all that there are no borders in social media. “Use your social media to tell your whole story: employees, community, environment.” Don’t seal up your story away from your community. by Jonathan Barrick. Want comments?

16 Tips for Using #hashtags HINT: You’re doing it wrong :P #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

Not community driven content. But they are also about COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST and linking your content to groups that would be interested. Easy to track a conversation on a topic, conference or emotion by #DoctorWho, #TEDx #Love if you can click on the word. Jump In on One-off #hashtag threaded conversations (one time, temporary community). 16 Tips for Using Hashtags.

How to Get Heard in a Noisy World

Convince & Convert

He saw the CEO tweet that he’d traveled to a conference without his trusted piece of technology, so the business owner had one shipped to him with a personal note. Digital Marketing community engagement content marketing content overload digital marketing marketing strategy trust Image via People do strange things when they’re desperate to be heard. How well?”

New Media Artist-in-Residence Program for Lanai

Bare Feet Studios

I’ve been meaning to write more about the innovative travel blogger program I am doing with the L?na?i started the conversation here with some advice for travel destinations. I am very grateful to my clients at the Maui and L?na?i Six of the seven are currently in the top 100 Travel Bloggers. Interested travelers can follow and join the online conversations in real time.

The Audacity of Free: The Products and Services Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

After all, hourly consulting fees are typically much more costly than a “free lunch&# plus the travel time it took to meet up. Almost everything everyone does in the business world, be it a regular transaction, tourism, or travel, has some financial element to it. Yet with social media, there’s a perception that it’s easy to score freebies. Will You? Failed? Often.

Cool Social Tools: BigMarker


Don’t have time to travel to headquarters half way across the country? BigMarker is a Chicago based, online webinar and video conference system. They can also host video conferences for organizations, company meetings and general online conferences. BigMarker Read more about  webinars  and  video conferences  on our blog. Before Your Conference.

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It’s Our Birthday!

Spin Sucks

Last week, we let the ninth birthday of Spin Sucks quietly pass by for three reasons: 1) I was crazy to launch a blog on the day America changed forever; 2) It was a crazy, hectic travel week and I wanted to be here to chat with all of you; and 3) We were one week away from our free webinar with Michael Smart so we followed our normal schedule. And we wrote content from conferences.

7 Truths About Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Thanks to books like The New Community Rules , written by yours truly, Engage , Social Media 101 , and others, social media marketing is, for the time being, going to still be on people’s minds as they discover this bright and sunny marketing opportunity. Once you fire up your social media strategy, it doesn’t travel as fast as that silver bullet either. month? Three?

2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women

Blue Focus Marketing

Paul Pioneer Press as well as the Features/Travel editor for the newspaper. Expert Community Manager with the Focus Expert Network, a network of thousands of leading business and technology experts who answer questions and post thought leadership content. Connie is the Community Strategist for the Alterian (formerly Techrigy) SM2 social media monitoring platform. What is it?

Blog Sabotage!

Geoff Livingston

At this point in my career, continued public successes like the Demand Success conference , and general online visibility matter more. Sometimes the road less traveled is the one that feels best. I can live with the lesser result in exchange for focusing on my current writing projects, as well as writing what my heart desires. Long time readers have probably noticed a metamorphosis.

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Monday Roundup: PRSA Counselors Academy 2015

Waxing UnLyrical

Emergency surgery prevented me from traveling to Laguna this past week for PRSA Counselors Academy 2015 … gah! Why: “I think ‘community’ was just becoming a social media buzzword at the time. Content Marketing: Without Community, It’s Only Half the Equation. Have you learned any memorable lessons from past #CAPRSA, or other, conferences? And why?

Six Surprising B2B Content Marketing Ideas

PWB Marketing Blog

Tradeshow organizers can use a widget to help promote attendance at an upcoming conference with a countdown timer to the date and include an RSS feed with event updates, sponsors, ticket sales, etc. Company-Focused Community Site – Instead of reaching your customers on a 3rd party social network, build your social network. So how do you find new content that engages audiences?

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Seven Steps to Dealing with Critics

Spin Sucks

When tasked with the idea of using social media to engage the resident’s children, we knew we had to find a way to showcase these Wii competitions and see if we could extend them beyond each community. As they played, it was recorded in real time and uploaded to the community’s website and through Facebook. By Gini Dietrich. When Critics Attack. Right then and there. Be cautious.

You Need To Know: Social Media and Retail

Laurel Papworth

I travel. A lot. Airline staff greet me by name and not just because I’ve left my conference name tag on my jacket. Because I am nosey – an asset in online community management – I decided to investigate further online. Online Communities Smart Company social media Facebook retail TwitterSo do I pop into the empty restaurant congratulating myself on finding a seat?

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Not only leaders in their professional lives, nearly all these women use their social profiles to express their passions outside the workplace, which range from NASCAR, art, travel, billiards, wine and music to community service, politics and, of course, family. Carrie is also active in community work, including work with tornado relief and local sports charities. sacevero.

Instagram Stories: How 18 Brands And Influencers Are Using It (And You Can Too!)

Buffer Social

Take a look at your event calendar and see if there are any upcoming events and activities that your online community can follow along. Meetups, conferences, or roadshows. Use Instagram Stories to do research and interact with your community. Bring your offline and online communities together. 10 billion. That’s the number of videos people watch on Snapchat every day.

The Three “Ss” of a Successful Live Event

Spin Sucks

This makes it more difficult for you to get found and engage your community. There are costs involved, which may include renting a space, paying for speakers, marketing, advertising, travel costs, opportunity costs, food costs, and more, so it’s more risky. . Pay them (or pay their travel expenses, or buy a copy of their latest book for your attendees). By Rich Brooks.

6 Required Competencies for Social Organizations | Conferences and.

Convince & Convert

because … [link] [link] SocialMediaSentiment "6 Required Competencies for Social Organizations | Conferences and …" [link] [link] Emily B Verkruyse Amen! link] Rituparn 6 Req Competencies for Social Organizations | Conferences and Events | Social Media Consulting – Convince & Convert [link] ericboggs Interesting content, Jay. Im a frequent social media conference speaker , and interview social media luminaries for my Twitter 20 series of live Twitter interviews. Now, he tweeted it to his 1.6 Marketing isn’t about campaigns any more.

Business Lessons Learned From a Speaking Gig Gone Bad

Waxing UnLyrical

And as far as I can tell, it disappeared when the organizers were having so much trouble with the many moving parts of the conference, that they decided to remove said moving parts that weren’t important enough. Over visas, over how I should dress while traveling and while there, over how I should plan my work, and so many other things. Walk like an Egyptian… not.

How One Company Is Re-Imagining Corporate Website Design

Convince & Convert

Traveling down the site, it’s not overtly obvious that Tumblr powers the site. At a recent 4A conference , Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer cited that the average post on Tumblr gets reblogged about 14 times. By displaying their most popular stories, their team continually finesses their content calendar to be the most relevant to their community. The difference? Not entirely.

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Paul Pioneer Press as well as the Features/Travel editor for the newspaper. Expert Community Manager with the Focus Expert Network, a network of thousands of leading business and technology experts who answer questions and post thought leadership content. Connie is the Community Strategist for the Alterian (formerly Techrigy) SM2 social media monitoring platform. What is it?

How to Immediately Gain Traction on Twitter (and Grow Your Business)

Rebekah Radice

Today I’m going to share with you 11 ways to immediately gain traction on Twitter and grow a thriving community. Staying focused on your niche will make it easy for you to build a community centered around similar interests.   3. Twitter followers that are part of your local area (city, state or community). Travel tweets that help you plan your next vacation.

Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?

For an additional 500, be sure to visit Master List 2.  And the third 500 has started on Master List 3. To learn how to contribute/edit, visit the Administration page. Wikis  Automotive  United States  David Bausola   Ford   Hurra Torpedo campaign   Presentation sharing  Automotive  United States  Philippe Deltenre   Ford   Where are the Joneses? adenin Facebook Page   Social networks  High Tech  United States  Meryl K. Evans   adenin TECHNOLOGIES Inc. Adenin Twitter   Microblogging / Microsharing  High Tech  United States  Meryl K. Whittemore   ePi Tech Inc.

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10 Good Things

Geoff Livingston

The feedback has been provocative, and indicative of a repeatable conference. BlogPotomac was great, pulling together the DC social community in new thoughtful ways. wanted a second chance for a community gathering about the edge of new media. hate business travel, and look forward to my time with her after work and during weekends. Woohoo! 2) My Knee Feels Good.

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The Public Doesn't Need to Know What Gov 2.0 is, But They Do Need.

Social Media Strategery

There have been a multitude of new policies , conferences , guidelines , platforms , and even awards for things related to something called Government 2.0 community need to do a better job of and it’s not educating the public on what open government is or why they should care. Home About Me Speaking Legal-ese My Team Gov 2.0 Government 2.0 Miscellaneous Personal Prof. Agreed. Agreed.

With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal > With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme by Tamar Weinberg on March 31, 2008 Share As I was traveling on my last of three conferences, Chris Kieff tagged me on the 4×4 meme that’s going around. Here’s why: Just over three years ago, I got married to a wonderful guy named Brian. I’ve traveled more than ever before. Building my first online community 4.

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Don’t shy away from giving your community the information needed to find you elsewhere both online and offline. Let it be posted on every social platform of choice and then watch as it seeds through other communities (which is likely to happen and shows that your marketing is viral). In the screenshot above, control is shifted to everyone and empowers your community members.

Work from Home: Four Tips to Get In-Person Interaction

Spin Sucks

Or, check out what conferences are happening in the near future and sign up for one. very much look forward to conferences. Plus, it usually allows me to do one of my favorite things—travel! Social media and online communities like this one are absolutely wonderful. By Lubna Sadik. Contracting for the past few years has now awarded me the luxury of working from home.