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.

Get Open Community on Audible

SocialFish

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

SocialFish

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.

Open Community Case Study – GoPlow

SocialFish

Community: GoPlow. GoPlow is the Snow & Ice Management Association ‘s (SIMA) online community. Brian believed they couldn’t do that until they had a open community website generating solid content. Some of our members love that site, many hate it.

5 Ways to Grow Your Instagram Following and Build Community

Convince & Convert

What’s the secret to building a thriving community on Instagram? 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.

6 Best Sites for Virtual Tour

Idaconcpts

Then go over this site and have your private tour of some of the places listed by Unesco as the World Heritage List. This is a brilliant site to browse through as the images are just stunning and makes you feel that you are actually there walking.

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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 Top 20 Health and Fitness Social Networks

Direct Marketing Observations

I’ve been preaching about the importance of video for the lazy obese culture that we promote and have become, with that being said, Mypypeline.com realizes that perhaps the best way to be effective is to have a video site devoted to health and fitness, though the name is odd.

Blogging: Social Media is Not Only About Social Media Sites

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Well, for one, social media users — that is, users on social news sites such as Digg, Mixx, Reddit — are not particularly enthusiastic about the proliferation of marketers in their community. But there’s a lot more to media than just these social networking sites.

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264: How One Blogger Builds Engagement and Makes a Difference with Online Community Events

ProBlogger

The post 264: How One Blogger Builds Engagement and Makes a Difference with Online Community Events appeared first on ProBlogger. She contacted anyone and everyone for help – bloggers, friends, influencers and magazines. Uppercase Magazine.

Four Key Strategies to Reclaim a Branded Social Experience

Convince & Convert

Here are a few tips on how to create a custom social experience on your brand’s site: 1) Cater to Your Audience’s Interests to Drive Engagement Lucky Brand recently incorporated interactive content on their website to capture fans’ attention.

Blog Design for ROI Rule #3: Shower Attention and Appreciation On Your Community

ProBlogger

Today we’ll talk about integrating your community into your design. One of the great benefits is that an engaged community promotes your blog, providing word of mouth marketing. How do you show that you care about your community? How to shower attention on your community.

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The Pride And Prejudice Of Shopify

Twist Image

Many, many years ago a dear friend, mentor and local community leader asked if I would be interested in meeting someone he liked and knew for years. Going further back in time, I was still in my teens and I wanted to publish my own music magazine. It wanted help so bad, that I went to a local magazine store and scoured the mastheads of magazines for hours just looking for someone's name and phone number. I didn't see the community and network. circus magazine.

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 paradox of the ‘lads mag’

The Way of the Web

The main magazines in this segment have always covered a range of areas, packaged up with some titillating shots of a current celebrity, and the problem is that doesn’t work anymore. There are a range of sites catering for those in search of bare flesh and celebrities, from adult sites to Youtube to small spam blogs, and all of them are focused for that need.

An Early Look at Facebook Open Graph Protocol Integration on News.

Adam Sherk

News and content sites are a natural fit for participation and Facebook is encouraging news site adoption by showcasing sites that are already experimenting with it. So I thought I’d take a look at some early examples of Facebook Open Graph integration on news sites.

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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.

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.

The Power of a Note

Justin Levy

While technologies such as blogs, video and photo sharing sites, and phones that can capture and post all of that content, have helped to create a 24/7, always-on communications and news cycle, it has only enhanced how powerful a simple pen and piece of paper can be.

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. also gathering intelligence via their rankings on top social sites and by stumbling upon new items in my feed reader. Community Management/Engagement.

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.

WIWT launches and networks of shared interest

The Way of the Web

Browsing through the site you can see almost everyone (myself excepted) has got a keen interest in fashion, and that includes a slightly surprising number of male uploaders. A huge empy city or community feels like something you want to get out of straight away.

Tweeting of purchases is a plug that money can’t buy – Social Media ROI Monetization

Laurel Papworth

ChompOn, a group-buying site similar to Living Social and Groupon, recently revealed that at the end of a purchase, if the customer “shares” the purchase on Facebook, it’s worth $14 to their business. Eventbrite, the social ticketing site, sold another $2.52

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Cooks Source: How to Avoid an Unnecessary Crisis

Dave Fleet

Tweet Situation: When food writer Monica Gaudio discovered that Cooks Source magazine had lifted an article she’d written and printed it in the magazine, she emailed the magazine to inquire about how it had come about.

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Monetization: Social Network Advertising

Laurel Papworth

Social Media Monetization is becoming THE hot issue in online community chatter. Looking more closely, the ComScore data show that the average pricing for online ads exclusive of social-networking sites, namely Facebook and MySpace, would be much higher, about $2.99

Get the Book

SocialFish

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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Social Media Influencers – What would you do? @spotus

Laurel Papworth

is a site where journalists can post up that they want to write a story, what the story is about, and then the community funds it. The problem is, you can’t just put your social object up on a social media site and hope people will find it.

Best Internet Marketing Blog Posts of 2007 » Techipedia | Tamar.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Sites: General The Big Boys of Social Bookmarking: The Top 20 Sites (10e20): Chris Winfield ranks the top 20 social bookmarking sites by their Alexa rankings and gives a short description of what each does — in case you haven’t ventured beyond Digg. 24 Do-Follow Social Bookmarking Sites that Actually Work (Caroline Middlebrook): Get some powerful links on some of these lesser-known social sites.

Event: Australian Institute of Company Directors AICD social media

Laurel Papworth

Hear how organisations are adapting to the new environment and using the social networking sites to their advantage. Speakers: Laurel Papworth, Online Community Strategist, World Communities. By the way, my article in the AICD magazine.

Social Media and the New Workplace!

Atom Thought

Some time back I wrote an article in The CTOForum Magazine about how social media is impacting the next generation enterprises. India Strategy for Social Networking Sites!

Social Media Training: 3 Day Intensive Advanced Class

Laurel Papworth

Lecture : Laurel was named in 2012 by Forbes magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, and Marketing Magazine named her “Head of Industry, Social Media”. Laurel is the CEO of The Community Crew managing massive gaming and online communities including Facebook and forums for reality TV shows such as Junior Masterchef. Students will develop strategies on how to monetize their customer communities.

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[Exclusive] 5 factors driving the launch strategy of associationsnow.com

SocialFish

We employed a responsive design approach because we wanted users to have an experience tailored to the device they were using to access the site. Whether you view the site on a desktop, tablet, or mobile device, the layout will adapt to the screen size and offer an optimized experience.

3 Ways Social Media Changed This World for the Better

SocialFish

On a large scale social media sites have made the world better bringing positive change to many areas of our life. Often you hear this concept applied to the creative community, which is understandable.

Conquering Big Industries: My Bulletproof SEO Strategy

Viper Chill

I like to focus on building search engine traffic to my sites because once you have rankings you can usually sustain them with little effort and the traffic they send is very targeted. Other success is from sites I built towards the end of 2009 which are now doing very well.

Freemium Revenues: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

We look at Freemium revenue in social networks and online communities including asking that: if freemium is the business model of giving it all (or most) of the services away for free , how can you then charge for it? And 9,000 buy the magazine at newsagencies.

ViperChill Monthly Report 11

Viper Chill

I said from day one that I would do a case study of this sites’ traffic for one year, and that’s what I’ve done. Although I don’t have any goals for the size of the community here, I still think it is an interesting metric to monitor. Home What the F ?

5 Good Ideas for News Media Facebook Pages

Adam Sherk

To be clear, a large part of any Facebook strategy focuses on newsfeed visibility and on-site promotion through tactics like EdgeRank optimization, frictionless sharing , like and subscribe buttons , Open Graph tags, Facebook Comments and other Facebook Social Plugins.

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How to Grow Your Fitness Blog to 100,000 Monthly Visitors in Less than a Year

ProBlogger

In the middle, we have giant websites (newspapers, online magazines, etc.) So, I decided not to do any form of link building but rely solely on the quality of the content (as well as the methods you will read below), for getting natural backlinks to the site.

Cyberbullying and blogs – a case study Mumbrella

Laurel Papworth

Would you support a cyberbully by advertising on his site? If you move that into personal attacks – continually identifying e.g. pointing the finger and naming a person – you will find that you create a negative community with negative comments and a negative tone.

Is Starbucks the Most Dangerous Competitor to Facebook? | E.

Convince & Convert

August 25th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Today’s post is a collaboration with Clinton Bonner , community connectivity expert, futurist, and blogger at Everything to Everything. Free access to premium news sites such as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, free iTunes downloads, and for the kids free access to Nick Jr. link] [link] Inspired Magazine Is Starbucks the Most Dangerous Competitor to Facebook?