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Irrational Skepticism? | MetaFilter
Interesting tale on #mefi about a community explosion on the Richard Dawkins forum. How not to herd cats:
metafilter  skepticism  community  ogn16  leedsgeekup09 
march 2010 by garrettc
Metafilter's new user page
An example of good copy setting the expectations of new users.
community  metafilter  socialsoftware  leedsgeekup09  copywriting  ogn16 
november 2009 by garrettc
The Art of Community Now Available For Free Download
Jono Bacon's book on the craft of building online communities is now available for free under a CC license.
free  book  collaboration  community  creativecommons  ebook  socialsoftware  leedsgeekup09  ogn16 
november 2009 by garrettc
How Important are Avatars?
Joshua Porter examines the role avatars play in how we relate to people online.
identity  society  socialsoftware  socialnetworking  community  webdesign  communication  leedsgeekup09  ogn16 
june 2009 by garrettc
Online community management 101
Great advice from Heather Champ and Derek Powazek's workshop at Webstock.
community  socialsoftware  socialnetworking  advice  management  leedsgeekup09  ogn16 
february 2009 by garrettc
How to take your community to the next level
Ben Huh of failblog and icanhascheeseburger talks about how to build great communities.
video  community  socialsoftware  socialnetworking  webdevelopment  lolcat  leedsgeekup09  ogn16 
november 2008 by garrettc
Shepherding Passionate Communities
Heather Champ, Director of Community for Flickr, shares her experiences in shepherding passionate communities. Lessons learnt? Own it; Don't wait; Change is hard; Avoid creating super-villains; and Embrace chaos.
flickr  video  towatch  community  webdevelopment  change  chaos  leedsgeekup09  ogn16 
november 2008 by garrettc
The Mullet Strategy
Big sites like Digg, MySpace et al let users party, argue, and vent on the secondary pages, but professional editors keep the front page looking sharp.
business  community  design  ia  interesting  internet  socialsoftware  strategy  theory  webdevelopment  leedsgeekup09  ogn16 
july 2007 by garrettc
Self-reflexive rulesets in online communities... (
Imagine a set of messageboards, each with their own clear identity and each with a functioning moderation system based around a pre-existing political structure - one Monarchic, one Parliamentary Democracy and one Distributed Anarchy.
community  socialsoftware  rules  theory  design  society  online  interesting  webdevelopment  leedsgeekup09  ogn16 
july 2006 by garrettc
Communities - Good or Evil?
Nice first part article about whether to take the plunge or not: "Building a community and then withdrawing from it will compromise the trust that glues your community together. And that will cause irreparable damage."
community  webdevelopment  socialsoftware  society  leedsgeekup09  ogn16 
may 2006 by garrettc
Shirky: A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy
How groups rise and fall, and the dynamics contained within. From Clay Shirky's 2003 talk at etech.
article  community  culture  discussion  learning  network  paper  philosophy  productivity  psychology  research  social  socialsoftware  society  sociology  collaboration  group  leedsgeekup09  ogn16 
march 2006 by garrettc

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