What’s wrong with online community today?

Janet Fouts

If you know me, you know that community has always been the backbone of my work, and the foundation of my business. When we look at what we dream online communities could be, we wanted: For them to be for us, whoever we are and whatever we believe.

Facebook Launches Messenger Rooms for Community-driven Group Calls

Later

Facebook is launching a brand new way to connect with your community — Messenger Rooms! . Here’s everything we know about Facebook’s newest feature, Messenger Rooms: . What is Facebook’s Messenger Rooms? . Think how wide you can cast your community net! .

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Facebook is Running New Workshops to Help Group Admins Manage Their Communities Amid COVID-19

Social Media Today

Facebook is running a series of online workshops to help group admins in managing their communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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Facebook Expands Community Help Hub to Cater to More Assistance Options

Social Media Today

Facebook is expanding its COVID-19 Community Help Hub to cater to more types of assistance amid the pandemic

Facebook Launches New Community Accelerator Program to Help Leaders Utilize Facebook's Tools

Social Media Today

As part of its ongoing focus on facilitating communities on its platforms, Facebook is launching a new education program for group admins and community leaders

How To Grow Your Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

This post will depress all the Facebook Ninjas who’ve drunk the Facebook Koolaid. One that could have a vibrant Facebook community, if they could just get to that point. But their Facebook Page has just 23 fans so far.

Who will blink first in Canadian community newspaper staredown?

Sherrilynne Starkie

The agreement sees the two national organizations exchange ownership of 41 community and commuter newspapers and then shutter most of them, but it’s the fault of industry disruption according to the news release announcing the deal. Featured Headline Media community newspapers

Facebook Provides Community-Building Tips for Brands in New Report

Social Media Today

Facebook says that brands need to work on developing their community contribution capacity in order to align with modern connective trends

Open Community on Facebook!

SocialFish

We would love it if you would check out our Facebook page for Open Community … and we would love it even more if you would post a photo of the book when it arrives on your doorstep – thanks to Steve Briggs, Dave Sabol and Garry Polmateer for posting your photos already!

How to Create Facebook House Rules or Community Guidelines

Harp Interactive

Does your Facebook Page have Rules or is it a free-for-all? A Facebook Page is an excellent venue for community building among brand advocates and customers (or potential customers) seeking more information, discounts, insight or customer assistance.

Monday Roundup: Celebrating Your Community

Waxing UnLyrical

” Talk about a religious celebration that’s gone mainstream… and one that engenders a feeling of community among those who celebrate the day. How to Build Creativity and Self-Expression with Your Community. As you read this, you might be gearing up to celebrate St.

Facebook Launches 'Community Help' Where Users Can Register to Help Neighbors or Request Assistance

Social Media Today

Facebook has launched a new 'Community Help' platform, where people can either offer assistance to others in their community, or request help with tasks

10 Reasons We All Need Community in Business and Life

Pam Moore

Remember how excited you were to get a new follower, like on your Facebook page or comment on your blog? As your knowledge deepened, community expanded and influence rose you somehow forgot those little things you once celebrated. Community Doesn't Happen Overnight.

Facebook Adds New Video Tools to Foster Community Engagement

Social Media Today

Facebook's adding some new video tools to help boost engagement and build community around video content

Using Livestreaming to Grow Your Brand, Community, & Influence

Waxing UnLyrical

Over the past two years, I have significantly grown my online community through the power of livestreaming and video content. In this article, I will share three specific ways that livestreaming has helped me grow my community. How is your video content serving your community?

Facebook Launches New Messenger COVID-19 Community Hub to Highlight Key Connectivity Tools

Social Media Today

Facebook has launched a new coronavirus community hub for Messenger, in order to provide tips on how people can connect via the messaging app amid the COVID-19 lockdowns

5 Community Management Tips on Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD

Waxing UnLyrical

In addition to being Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD for all you hashtag fiends), today is also the day: Henry VIII died (1547, and women all over England breathed a sigh of relief). ” (on the relationship between customer service and the community) ~ Jenne Pedde , 2U, Inc.,

Facebook Puts Out Call for Next Communities Summit

Social Media Today

Facebook has put out a call for people interesting in attending its next Communities Summit at Menlo Park in February

Setting Facebook Community Expectations

Firebelly

Setting expectations is the corner stone of any successful Facebook community. Here are two the important aspects to incorporate into your Facebook Page: A governance policy. Have you set expectations in your community?

How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Despite its uncertainty in the stock market, Facebook continues to be an excellent way to connect with your client base and potential customers. But like any other marketing strategy, growing your B2B Facebook community simply requires an investment of time and genuine engagement.

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Monday Roundup: Building Your Business Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Having a strong community is one of the most important aspects of business. This week’s roundup includes seven posts that are good reads on both maintaining as well as building your business community. How To Be A Better Facebook Community Manager. Happy Monday!

Create Brand Value Through Local Community Management

Mindjumpers

The following post is part of the Mindjumpers Network series and written by our Community Manager, Sara Hansson. According to the Facebook IQ 2012 report , 41% of international brands maintain at least one local country page. The Performance of 100 Icon Brands on Facebook [report].

Putting the “We” in Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In the social space, there’s a lot of talk about “community.” ” We hear it all the time and, rightly so; because community is just that important. Like Rome, however, a community can’t be built in a day. Putting “we” in community.

Can Facebook Communities Replace Company Websites?

Firebelly

Many brands now opt to put “Find us on Facebook” next to or even in place of their own web address as they hope to build a community around their brand. Of course, as long as the Facebook page is managed properly –. Blog community Facebook statistics websites

Get Down with the OPC! How to Ignite Your Brand with Other People’s Content and Community

Pam Moore

The OPC = other people's content and other people's community. People are the heartbeat of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Communities create markets, but only after you make the first investment in the human beings within. Tapping into the power of other people's communities.

Facebook Adds Additional Fact-Checking Resources via 'Community Reviewers'

Social Media Today

Facebook will tap into a diverse group of 'community reviewers' to improve its fact-checking process

Facebook Updates its Community Values to Better Frame its Policy Decisions

Social Media Today

Facebook has outlined a new set of changes to its community values, which it uses to guide its policy decisions and enforcements

Are you a community manager?

SocialFish

Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?). develop the skills to nurture (or troubleshoot) any online community. Here’s the program outline: WEEK 1: Planning for your community.

4 Emerging Social Media Communities

Ignite Social Media

Today, let’s examine four recently emerging social media communities. Among the many other insights in the Facebook IQ study, it was found that “51% of male respondents said Facebook helps them organize their lives, and 47% said the same for Instagram.”

Big Announcement! THE Social Media Training Academy and Member Community for Business is Here!

Pam Moore

We have been working the past year on a game changing online social media training academy and member community to help solve your biggest problems and challenges related to social media marketing, digital marketing, and branding. Build community to create a movement.

10 Power Tips to Create Facebook Content that Owns the News Feed Like a BOSS

Pam Moore

Facebook recently announced big changes to the Facebook News Feed algorithm that impacts publishers, brands, celebrities and just about any business or human being who wants to conduct any type of business utilizing Facebook. Except the big guy is Facebook.

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Facebook Groups for Business in a Nutshell

Pam Moore

Facebook Groups provide a unique opportunity for brands of all sizes to build community, increase brand awareness, generate leads and even increase sales of products or services. You may be a member of a neighborhood or personal Facebook Group. When to use a Facebook Group.

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Steal These Facebook Group Community Management Tips: Expert Roundup

agora pulse

Managing a bustling Facebook group isn’t always easy. Whether you are struggling to keep your Facebook group alive or to keep people engaged, managing your Facebook community takes a very particular set of skills. And that’s what creates a great community.

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Steal These Facebook Group Community Management Tips: Expert Roundup

agora pulse

Managing a bustling Facebook group isn’t always easy. Whether you are struggling to keep your Facebook group alive or to keep people engaged, managing your Facebook community takes a very particular set of skills. And that’s what creates a great community.

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Facebook Provides New Resources to Help Gaming Creators Manage their Communities

Social Media Today

Facebook has developed a new toolkit to help gamers maintain civil, respectful engagement within their on-platform communities

Tips on Measuring Community [April #measurePR Recap]

Waxing UnLyrical

At the heart of social PR lies community. So that’s what we focused on for the April #measurePR Twitter chat; how to measure community, how to tell when community-building initiatives are working (and when they’re not), and how community-focused metrics might change over time. Experts in measuring community. A1: Building a community around a product or service is just part of our jobs in #PR today (which is great, because it’s fun!).

Fostering Community and Hope One Story at a Time

Waxing UnLyrical

I didn’t have a lot of resources for message testing, but I did have access to Facebook. I was able to use basic A/B testing on Facebook to deliver different stories to the same target market. Community Christy Silverthone community Safe Families for Children

“Community Manager” Confusion

Waxing UnLyrical

about what the difference is between “community manager&# and “social media manager?&# I know I am – and I am both a community manager and a social media manager! My title is “online community & social media manager.&# Guest post by Maggie McGary.

Are you a community manager?

SocialFish

Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?). develop the skills to nurture (or troubleshoot) any online community. Here’s the program outline: WEEK 1: Planning for your community.

Help Us Promote Community Manager Appreciation Day January 23

SocialFish

Can you help us promote Community Manager Appreciation Day? Would you please share this with any other community managers (and friends of CM’s) that you know? Please RSVP for CMAD on Facebook. Featured From the Trenches Open Community Potluck

Building a New Kind of Cruise Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Regular WUL readers know that Shonali (a friend and former colleague at Socialmedia.biz ) showcases guest posts about how to build, engage and sustain an online community, among other things. so that others might gain insights for their own community efforts. So our small marketing team is now working to grow our user base and nurture our new community. Follow Cruiseable on Facebook and Twitter. Building a New Kind of Cruise Community. Guest Post by J.D. Lasica.

What A Dog’s Cancer Taught Me About Community

Waxing UnLyrical

I tell you all this not to make excuses for being away, but because part of being in a community means we share what’s going on. Through Facebook. This is not an ode to Facebook. We are a community.

Why the Boston Globe Shouldn’t Be Building Community on Facebook

SocialFish

——— My favorite Associations Now author, Ernie Smith, wrote a great article about building community around your most engaged users. Kudos to the Boston Globe for recognizing that creating a community for its most engaged readers is a great tactic.