Get Open Community on Audible


Open Community is now on Audible! Just answer any of these questions: How has the growth of online community changed the way you work today? Is community management part of your job? How has community management changed other business processes at your org (e.g.

Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention


And of course I was excited to get a chance to talk about my favorite subject, online community, with my friend Josh Paul , in the session we presented yesterday, Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention. Two of these three can be addressed/alleviated with online community.

44 Blogging Questions and Answers


Last week, I was given the opportunity to do a live question and answer session on Social Media Examiner ’s Facebook page. So without further ado, here is the transcript with the questions that were asked during that hour and responses from myself as well as fans.

5 Ways to Grow Your Instagram Following and Build Community

Convince & Convert

What’s the secret to building a thriving community on Instagram? It’s not exactly an easy question to answer. And today, I’m going to show you some of my favorite strategies for creating an engaged and growing community on Instagram using some advanced tricks of the trade.

Open Community Case Study – Local Government Knowledge Network


Community: Local Government Knowledge Network. Our best stuff – magazines, reports, data, discussion forums and more – lived behind the member wall. Associations debate whether to tear down their walls and open their communities to non-members.

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).

The 8 Wrong Questions PR Firms Are Asking About Social Media | PR.

Convince & Convert

Better question: How can we optimize and improve our existing social media programs? Better question: How can we encourage existing customers to truly engage with our clients on the social Web? Better question: How can we optimize a video so that prospective customers find it in search results? Better question: How can we integrate email and social media to increase customization and relevancy? Or perhaps it's just easier to ask the wrong questions.

33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well).

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Journalism Is Not Content Marketing

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Real journalist (and, yes, I knew many back then) were doing the work of the community. They were spending hours at the public courthouse or at local community meetings, and asking the very smart, tough and better-informed questions that the rest of society wasn't bothered with.

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. Community Data Systems. Virtual Community of Practice.

The Changing State Of Blogs

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Why is this question being debated so much lately? Some of them looked less like personal online journals, and more like quick moving and frequently updated digital versions of magazines and newspapers (think Huffington Post and Mashable ). It was the ability for readers/community members to "subscribe" to a blog feed. community. magazine. Are blogs dead? Earlier today, Social Media Examiner 's Michael Stelzner invited Mark W.

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Lessons From 14 Years With Six Pixels Of Separation

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that's a looooonnnnggg time to be publishing articles, podcasts, sharing links and trying to build a community and audience around the intersection of brands, consumers and technology. There are so many people who inspire me to think, write, ask better questions and more. Books, magazines, blogs and more. One of the questions was about building an audience. community. magazine. Today almost got away from me.

Don’t Sell Your Brand’s Soul to the Facebook News Feed Algorithm and Vanity Metrics

Pam Moore

They may like to also talk with the people who work for the brand, use the brand's products or services or are simply part of the community surrounding the brand. I want you to think about this question long and hard. He liked the photos with our family, team and communities we serve.

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Bloggers & Writers - What Keeps You Going?

The Marketing Blog

Here’s a question for all of you Why do you guys blog? To expand the focus of this question I’d also encourage comments from those of you who do not blog but have written something via a particular medium which could be a research paper, a journal or elsewhere. I remember speaking to a journalist from a leading business magazine some-time back who was really passionate about a story he had to cover.

Interview with Heather Morgan Shott of Meredith's Mixing Bowl Social Network Community

Diva Marketing Blog

New social networking communities seem to be on every virtual corner these days. However, when brands build out communities it's obviously a business decision that has incurred significant resources - including dollars. It doesn’t work to just build a community and then abandon it.

Top 5 Signs Your Business Should Not Be Using Social Media

Almost Savvy

The number of businesses on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and YouTube is mind-boggling, but the real question is how many of them are using the tools wisely? Using digital platforms successfully to build community, relationships, and trust is an iterative process.

The Blog Turns 20 This Year

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You can head over to your local bookstore (if you still have one) and look at the most recent business books being published, and there will - without question - be several titles about how to get started with blogs and how important they can be to a businesses success. magazine.

How To Be Inspired At Work

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Be more involved in our community. Still, I want you to focus on this one question as much as possible during your day-to-day: am I looking to be inspired? Read every article (cover to cover) of a magazine that interests you (and yes, read the ads too). Do some volunteer work in an effort to help your community and meet other interesting people. magazine. It''s 7 am. I''m sitting in a coffee shop right around the corner from my office.

The Filter, The Advisor And Your Personal Advisory Board

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One of the easiest ways to guide my professional and community life has been to find and build my own, personal, advisory board. In everything that I do in relation to this blog, my writing for Huffington Post , Harvard Business Review , other newspapers/magazines and anything about my books and marketing them, I ask myself one simple question: "would Seth Godin do this?" It has a profound impact on my personal, professional and community development.

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How Social Media can Fix the Troll and Bullying problem

Laurel Papworth

Our women’s magazines that think it’s fine to photoshop young celebrities in damaging positions? Bullying can be a contributing factor in suicide and damages whole communities not just the bullied. Because they reflect back the community values with a twist.

How To Start A Blog In 2012

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My general recommendation is to use the free version until you start seeing uptake by the community. Blogs, books, newspapers, magazines, tweets, etc. " As a way to not feel too self-promotional, I use my other social media spaces for self-promotion by asking a question in hopes of provoking some kind of reaction. There will be times when you will question if anybody is reading your Blog and if anybody cares. magazine. online community.

Great Content Is Like Pornography

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While this is - without question, the best strategy, the truth is that if you don't have something interesting to say on a frequent basis, you may want to reconsider publishing content on your own. The more I Blog (or Podcast), the more I'm able to find a unique voice and perspective that (hopefully) gains an audience and builds a community over time. If they bought it, the article would get published in a brand name magazine. magazine. "I know it when I see it."

Occupy Wall Street – The Revolution is Twittervised

Laurel Papworth

In this article, I’m looking at process vs product journalism, representational democracy falling over, the demise of capitalism, authoritarian aspects of traditional media AND online community hosts e.g. Twitter and the newly found power of Crowd Activism.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As many of you know, I have an annual tradition of giving back to the community on my birthday, which is why this year is no different. Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations.

How to Write Facebook Sponsored Posts And Dodge the Haters

Laurel Papworth

So hey, let’s inflict it on the customer community anyway by paying to get their attention, by yelling at them using traditional ads. The community starts yelling back. Harvey Norman are not the only one’s coming in for a community caning. Be the magazine, not the ad.

Facebook Business Page Management

Laurel Papworth

We grow your community (circulation and reach) as well as give you a report on engagement, clickthroughs and hot topics. The Community Crew is an outsourced online community management and social media admin service. Do you need a Business page on Facebook managed?

Three Simple Ways to Interact With Your Online Readers

Webbiquity SMM

Few of us regular people ever interacted with the kind of individuals who wrote books, magazine articles, or even newspaper stories. Using the AMA feature on Reddit, you can receive questions from readers, interact with them, and engage in heated discussions on a wide range of topics.

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When Millennials Take Over on The Nonprofit Exchange


Guest post by Todd Greer, PhD, Executive Director and Managing Editor of Nonprofit Performance Magazine and the Synervision Leadership Foundation. ————– The reality is that we are different. And things are changing. So what can we do about it?

Do You Know When to Create and When to Curate?

Convince & Convert

via Boston Magazine. Paul has a cycling blog that allows people to quickly ask him questions and get answers just as fast. Paul Haskell, Omaha Steaks @phaskell.

Facebook Intensive Class – Computer Class, 1 Day

Laurel Papworth

All your questions will be answered as your facilitator has been managing Facebook Pages with 1 million plus fans for several years and growing online communities in general for 20 years. Looking for a very indepth Facebook class?

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Influencer Engagement: Finding a Fit

Waxing UnLyrical

Additionally, lack of brand awareness during a time of increasing “fake news” presented issues as there were some viral rumors questioning our nonprofit status, and operating and managing functions. Your community, your influencers and your customers define your brand.

Instagram and the news

Sherrilynne Starkie

David Guttenfelder was part of a SXSWi panel which included TIME Photo Editor Kira Pollack and Instagram Community Leader Dan Toffey. He gets questions and comments directly from viewers, a new concept in his profession.

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Put Yourself on the Social Map: From Vagueness to Greatness

Convince & Convert

They also look at whether issues are being resolved, whether they’re answering the questions that people ask. That means money is being sent to TV, newspapers, magazines, outdoor, and even radio advertising before it’s getting spent on Internet advertising.

Top 5 Signs Your Business Should Not Be Using Social Media

Almost Savvy

The number of businesses on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and YouTube is mind-boggling, but the real question is how many of them are using the tools wisely? Using digital platforms successfully to build community, relationships, and trust is an iterative process.

Top 5 Signs Your Business Should Not Be Using Social Media

Almost Savvy

The number of businesses on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and YouTube is mind-boggling, but the real question is how many of them are using the tools wisely? Using digital platforms successfully to build community, relationships, and trust is an iterative process.

Get the Book


Written for the complicated and quirky world of associations and membership organizations, Open Community is about how associations can—and why they should—build community online. (Not The concepts in Open Community are actionable and applicable to any association, large or small.

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Mass Engagement: How to Get Hundreds of Tweets & Comments On Your.

Viper Chill

Anything that shows community on your site is also a good thing in my eyes. If even a C-list celebrity releases a sex-tape, every large magazine and celebrity gossip blog is talking about them. I have a question — should I tweet my own blog posts? Home What the F ?

Son drowns while Mother Facebooks

Laurel Papworth

Such a sad story – 13 month old son dies while mother is playing Cafe World on the online community Facebook. My only question – every child that has drowned is because a parent was distracted at the time. So how many kids have drowned because mum was watching something on the telly, heard the doorbell ring, went to empty the washing machine or got engrossed in magazine or phone conversation?

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Monetization: Social Network Advertising

Laurel Papworth

Social Media Monetization is becoming THE hot issue in online community chatter. questions. The challenge is not that Facebook and other social networking sites are underpricing advertising, it’s that the context is different in online communities.

Why Social Media Inactives Have No Impact on Social Business Value

Akamai Marketing

To put it politely, you’re asking the wrong question. . But no one tracks how many subscribers never actually open a magazine. Community Opinion social media Vent Tweet It’s interesting to me that the last post of this year is a rant. But it is. There has been so much talk about how social networks have user abandoning accounts or creating multiple accounts and only using a few.