Community platforms do not equal community

SocialFish

conference in New Orleans about “Building Your Tradeshow Community Online&#. The presentation applies to any event community. We talked about the ecosystem – what your open community online actually looks like. Building Your Tradeshow Community Online.

Industry Buzz: 4 reasons why rasa.io is the up and coming community platform

SocialFish

Startups and tech vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms – SocialFish readers love to read about new tools and apps! This flattens the traditional community structure and lowers barriers to interaction among members.

Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community

SocialFish

Startups are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms. ———— Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community. What Is an Online Community? Enterprise-Level Community Platform. Events.

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. Community platforms are already being used for learning objectives.

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Community Un-Managing: Cheat Sheet for Community Managers and Tips for Companies

SocialFish

I recently left my position managing social media and online community for a large professional association. This is one that could be tricky because you login via another social platform–either Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google+. Private Social Networking Platform.

Activation, Comfort, and Other Secrets of Online Community Management

Convince & Convert

It is Jay Baer joined today by a very special guest, my friend who is the Director of Community and all things fabulous at BlogWorld and also the author of Online Community Management For Dummies , Ms. They weren’t sure people would want to buy a book about community management.

Turning Membership Inside Out

SocialFish

Plantae.org is the result, a holistic, content-driven online community that is free and open to all plant scientists. Not only did we have to improve our value, but we had to get serious about expanding our footprint and growing our community. journals vs events).

Link Love Monthly: Best of March 2011

SocialFish

10 Applications For Your Facebook Event Page (Event Manager Blog). 8 Signs You Have Outgrown Your Online Community Platform (Socious Member Engagement Blog). The Social Website: Integrating Social Media Into Your Website (Community Organizer 2.0).

Link Love Monthly: Best of September 2010

SocialFish

Offline-to-Online-to-Offline: Lessons Learned in Building a Custom Community Platform (Frogloop). Event 2.0. How Participatory Cultures Are Changing Conferences, Events And Associations (Jeff Hurt). 14 tips I Learned About Collaboration at Events from ECTC (Engage365).

Nuggets from Social Media workshops as of late. : Community Group Therapy

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Upcoming Events. I’ve done a number of workshops the past few months with clients designed to do two primary things: Land a common understanding across the teams involved around what social media, communities and influencer programs really are and more importantly why it matters to a business. The answer is NOT always social media/community - that would be another warning sign if it was. 4) None of the following are community platforms: Wikis, Blogs or Forums.

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Social Media Software + Silos=Trouble

SocialFish

Whether it’s social media monitoring, social media management, social CRM, community platforms, social media measurement, the bottom line is that every company seemingly wants a piece of the social media pie. Avectra acquired NFi Studios , a white label online community platform.

Social Media Tools and Resources for Social Learning

SocialFish

Here’s a link to the list, which includes articles on social learning and the difference between social media and social learning, then a list of social media tools and platforms that I think go hand-in-hand with social learning. Social Media Platforms and Tools for Social Learning.

Bridging the Social, the Human, and the Practical

SocialFish

This is a guest post by Carlos Restrepo, CAE, Managing Director at MemberFuse , which is the community platform provided by Avectra. That is the question I’m learning more about as I focused on how do you measure success and therefore deliver value for social communities.

Why Associations Should Be Planning Their LinkedIn Exit Strategy

SocialFish

I figure it’s only a matter of time until the announcements feature disappears entirely, making LinkedIn groups just a cumbersome platform to manage with no gain. If you’re using it to market your association’s events, products and services, what will you do without it as a marketing channel?

#measurePR Recap: Measuring the Millennial Workplace

Waxing UnLyrical

Maddie is a culture change consultant and digital strategist who is recognized for her authority on productive workplaces and communities, and co-author of the new book, When Millennials Take Over. This is going to be a stellar chat, so please save the date ( RSVP to the event , it will help!);

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True Customer Engagement: the Leap Beyond User Experience

SocialFish

Engagement,” by their definition, is measured by numbers: the events members attend per year; volunteer activities they participated in; number of years they have been members etc. For social media architects and community designers, this confusion has a somewhat different tilt.

True Customer Engagement: the Leap Beyond User Experience

SocialFish

Engagement,” by their definition, is measured by numbers: the events members attend per year; volunteer activities they participated in; number of years they have been members etc. For social media architects and community designers, this confusion has a somewhat different tilt.

50 Ways Marketers use Social Media to Improve Their Marketing

Harp Interactive

Build community platforms around real communities of shared interest. Experiment with Flickr and/or YouTube groups to build media for specific events. Start a community group on Facebook or Ning or MySpace or LinkedIn around the space where your customer does business.

Dear IT Guy, Can You Actually Use the Tool You're Creating.

Social Media Strategery

Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 platform haven’t even created profiles of themselves. The developers are often the most active members of their respective communities and they’re using their own software day after day in the course of doing their jobs. Common Ground – you become a member of the community instead of the guy behind the curtain making changes willy-nilly.

5 Unexpected Benefits of Adding Podcasts to Your Blog

ProBlogger

Back in July 2011, I started doing monthly live training events for participants in my membership community, which I record. Then, I began editing down short excerpts from those hour-long events and using them as blog posts. Free software such as Audacity and free webcasting platforms such as Anymeeting make it easy to record your voice and create short audio trainings for your audience. Use it as part of the content for members of a member community platform.

Five for Friday

Jeff Esposito

Let me tell you the night was one I will never forget and I am debating whether or not to tell the tale on this blog via prose or video as it is a series of unfortunate events that equaled to a sleepless night. Facebook is the hotness that many are using as their community platform to build out oodles of fans (Twitter and LinkedIn are doing this to a lesser extent). Don’t you love short weeks? For four days, this week was sure jam packed.

3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website | Social Media Marketing.

Convince & Convert

The increasing use of Facebook as an e-commerce platform (see excellent, elegant solutions from ShopTab ), demonstrate that Facebook can make you money, not just friends. I have actually heard this exact sentiment from several companies and agencies recently, wondering whether they should increase their Facebook efforts because the size of the member community is just so overwhelming.

RIP 3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website

Convince & Convert

The increasing use of Facebook as an e-commerce platform (see excellent, elegant solutions from ShopTab ), demonstrate that Facebook can make you money, not just friends. I have actually heard this exact sentiment from several companies and agencies recently, wondering whether they should increase their Facebook efforts because the size of the member community is just so overwhelming.

8 Best Practices for Online Communities

SocialFish

When I conduct an online community audit, usually in order to help organizations figure out why their community might not be as active as it could be, I start by explaining my philosophy around online communities. Truly understand the actual value YOUR community provides.