What drives participation in a social network?

Direct Marketing Observations

If you’re a social media consultant like Jay Baer , or a larger organization like Accenture for instance, one of the constant constants in social media is the amount of education required to get people all on the same page, before anything can really be accomplished.

Five Observations Gained from Starting an Online Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In October of last year, I launched an online community called Agree, Disagree, or Qualify. Building an online community doesn’t happen overnight. Discussion builds communities. The answers that came back were agrees and easily accommodated qualified answers, thus prompting the forum. The community builds upon itself by testing claims and commenting on those claims. Communities co-create their own culture. Join the forum at www.adqtalk.com.

How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks

Kikolani

Do you have a burning question you want to ask the support team at a popular social network, but you gave up because you couldn’t find the actual contact form through the endless maze of self-serve support documentation? Request for Community-Created Page Review.

The Future of Mobile Social Networking

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Zack Hanebrink , an online marketing professional guest posting on behalf of Zerista, provider of services to help you build your own mobile community app for your community. It is safe to say that social networking has gone mainstream and is here to stay.

THE BEST SOCIAL NETWORK FOR LAWYERS, OR ANYONE, IS….

Myrland Marketing

The question had to do with a recommendation for the most effective online social network for lawyers. I’ve spent the past 2 years studying the Social Web in depth, even going through Certification last year because of my passion for this area. Now it’s all social media.

Millennials and Transparency in Online Communities

SocialFish

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.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? Purpose-Driven Communities. Tactical goals in the context of a community experience, yes.

Social Network Analysis - KM4DevWiki

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Social Network Analysis. 1 Social Network Analysis. Social Network Analysis. Social network analysis is the mapping and measuring of relationships and flows between people, groups, organisations, computers or other information/knowledge processing entities." Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a method for visualizing our people and connection power, leading us to identify how we can best interact to share knowledge.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? Purpose-Driven Communities. Tactical goals in the context of a community experience, yes.

EVENT: Social Media World Forum in Singapore

Laurel Papworth

I’m speaking on social media monetization at Social Media WorldForum in Singapore on September 22nd-23rd. You can book at social media world forum. There will be two days of “interactive & engaging social media conference featuring leading key figure keynotes, brand case studies, topical Q&A and debates,exhibition hall, workshops and networking.&# Social Media WorldForum. Twitter: Measuring clickthrus Social Media Metrics (10).

Preparing Your Online Community for the Digital Generation

SocialFish

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.

Preparing Your Online Community for the Digital Generation

SocialFish

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.

When a Con Artist Comes Calling: Online Community

Laurel Papworth

Recently, in an online community I am involved in, the members decided to get together in real life (IRL). of social network members that meet online will meet offline each year. So the group booked a venue interstate, a dinner, hotels etc and submitted a deposit to the moderator (community volunteer admin) who agreed to organise it all. The moderator had been a mod for around a year, and was someone the administrator had selected from the community.

Social Network Identity: Anonymity, Pseudonymity and Accountability -Media140

Laurel Papworth

She stays on message – online communities are good, broadcasting spammy advertising is bad. We’ve used them since day dot (well, since I’ve been in online communities, anyway, around the end of the 1980′s).

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. Social learning is a growing trend.

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Changing Trends in Social Media Can Influence Your Business Model (part II)

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. In my previous post, I have given an overview of the changing trends in social media. Take a look: Social networking: Connect, Share, Engage.

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Applying Social Network Analysis to Social Media

Net-Savvy Executive

Social network analysis has been a part of social media analysis ( not the same thing ) for a long time, but it hasn't been central to the social media discussion lately. replies Probably weaker than a social network connection, but stronger than a follow.

Why Facebook’s Community Pages Could Give Brands Headaches

Dave Fleet

Her opening question went something like: “What the heck are Community Pages on Facebook, and why is there one for my company?&#. Community Pages 101. The social network launched roughly 6.5 Groups – for communities of interest.

Websites, Emails, Chats, Forums, Social Media, Clouds, QR Codes

Social Media Network Marketing

Being on Social Media was not even thought of. Simultaneously the Forum Platforms were getting strong. There were Forums for practically everything. When all teething problems were addressed in came the Network scenario. This is in today's time called Social Networking. Networking started in a small but definite way. The websites that had people logging in and having an Online Community is also a part of Social scenario.

Preparing Your Online Community for the Digital Generation

SocialFish

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. All generations are shaped by the social, economic and cultural context during the time period in which they come of age. The implications for your online community are significant.

How to Influence People in Online Communities

SocialFish

I would argue, and many others have too, that Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People is a great primer for social communities and, more importantly, for defining your Code of Conduct. Have you developed and adopted a code of conduct statement for your community?

Thumper’s Rule – Knowing When And How To Avoid An Online Argument

SocMed Sean

As the site owner/community manager, I even had someone threaten to come to my house in person so he could discuss the fact that I edited one of his posts for racist comments. 2) Don’t argue just to argue – Community managers can spot them a mile away.

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6 Common Mistakes in Online Community Development

Convince & Convert

Many of the myths surrounding online community development are proliferated by common sense conclusions. Creating an online community has a basis in science—but best practices that seem clear-cut on the surface become much more complicated when you dig deeper.

Welcoming New Members to your Online Community

Laurel Papworth

The early days when someone first joins are when habits, tone and value of the community culture, loyalty and stickiness are going to be set. And registrations are important for identity in online communities. Walled Garden vs Gated Community (1). Social Media and SMBs (11).

How to Create a Thriving B2B Advocacy Community

Convince & Convert

jtroyer Tweet This Giving Back to Your Top Influencers Back in 2003, VMware ‘s online community was centered around a forum. Today, despite the fractured social media landscape, their community still has one central home on the web: the VMware Community site.

10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Every time I tell someone I’m a Community Manager , I get a varied response. Really, many people trying to describe Online Community Managers, end up sounding like this: Others may know what Community Manager is, but don’t know exactly how much it entails.

A Tale of Two Communities Part 1 – Volkswagen

SocialFish

This post is the first in a two-part series where guest blogger Garry Polmateer , former association executive currently working at NimbleUser helping organizations with Salesforce, looks at two online brands through the lens of the concepts in our book, Open Community. Open Community

Facebook talks like a pirate. Movember and online community rituals

Laurel Papworth

Ahoy Me Hearties: One of the tasks our online community managers undertake with clients (PR or Marketing agencies, or companies) is to build out a Social Media Conversation Diary – a list of tasks and engagement activities to keep online community members entertained and loyal.

31DBBB Challenge: Join a Forum or a Social Media Group and Start Participating

ProBlogger

One of those places could possibly be a forum or social media group (like a Facebook or LinkedIn Group), and you’re missing out on a wealth of untapped readers if you’re not in there being part of the community too.

Open community and clarity over control: American Nurses Association

SocialFish

Clicking on the link leads you to this : Submit Comments: Principles of Social Networking and the Nurse. Nurses who interact with patients on social media must observe ethically prescribed patient –nurse professional boundaries. Association Case Studies Open Community

Online Community Manager – Social Media Business

Laurel Papworth

I ‘ve rebranded my Social Media Business podcast last week – let me know what you think! This episode: social network for arty crafty types Etsy.com makes $400m, massively multiplayer online game World of Warcraft makes 1.2 Also, we managed the Junior Masterchef online communities (Facebook, blogs, forums) and keeping kids safe online against their own efforts!

Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community.

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Community / Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community On A Budget | Subcribe via RSS Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community On A Budget July 22nd, 2009 Posted in Community Tweet Share Having a thriving community where your users or customers frequently visit, interact, provide feedback and evangelize your products/services is an extremely valuable scenario.

Sony online communities hacked

Laurel Papworth

Playstation and other online communities have been hacked. Odd that Sony didnt remove it from the Playstation forum – transcribed from hacker webpage. If you are the community host YOU are responsible for protecting members online. Also, the consumer now has the same tools that big companies have – these guys are shutting down Sony, using community tools, as a response to the corporates shutting them down using corporate tools.

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.

B2B Marketing needs to Curate a Vibrant Community

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This is something I am working on for FY11 and will be more than just a social network for our best customers. Related posts: B2B Marketing: Trust + Community = ROI Trust is not a new thing when it comes to.

How to Discover Irresistible Content Ideas Using Reddit, YouTube, Quora, and Online Communities

Buffer Social

Developing consistently great content for your social media accounts, blog posts, webinars, online courses, and workshops is a major challenge from both a creative and resource standpoint. Part IV: Other communities and social networks for content discovery.

Social Media Marketers: Time to Get Personal

Mindjumpers

On our blog, we have written about the journey of making the extensive amounts of Big Data reveal as well as increase the social ROI. Even though you’ve managed to put social media into your budget, you have not necessarily secured your brand’s social success. Tweet.

PB134: How to Decide if You Should Start on a New Social Network or Medium

ProBlogger

How to Decide if a New Social Network or Medium is Right for You. Today I’m going to help you decide if you should start on that new social network or that new medium like a podcast or a YouTube channel. Is the network/medium trending up or down? Building Community?

A Community of Practice Is More Than a Website

Social Media Strategery

A community of practice (CoP) is, according to cognitive anthropologists Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger , a group of people who share an interest, a craft, and/or a profession. Over the last year or so, the term communities of practice has entered the social media buzzword lexicon along with virtual collaboration, engagement, platforms, and Enterprise 2.0. Nowhere in the definition above does it mention the words website , wiki, blog, or social network.

Survey: 60% of Physicians Believe Social Media “Improves the Care They Deliver”

The Realtime Report

Many physicians are making use of social media – as a way to manage new information, discuss the latest journal articles or research, and to help provide quality care. ” The survey asked physicians how social media can be used for professional development and lifelong learning.

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