Author: Gregg Turek

Audio: Mark Williams on CLS ’09 and managing developer communities

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Written by former LiveWorld employee, @BryanPerson. The main drawback of working remotely is that I can’t connect face-to-face on a more regular basis with my co-workers, like Mark Williams (at right in the above screenshot). Mark is a senior community manager at LiveWorld who’s been in the business of managing online communities for a decade. Listen […]

Audio: Chrystie Hill at the 2008 Online Community Summit

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This is the first in a series of conversations that recorded at the 2008 Online Community Summit, held in Sonoma, California on October 9-10, 2008. (Written by former LiveWorld employee, @BryanPerson) Chrystie Hill is the director of community services for WebJunction.org, a professional-development and social-networking community for library staff. She also blogs at Libraries Build Communities. In our […]

Audio: Peter Kim on social media marketing

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Written by former LiveWorld employee, @BryanPerson Peter Kim generally isn’t afraid to stir things up, and today was no exception. Peter led a spirited discussion this morning about the value of social media marketing at Austin’s third Social Media Breakfast, a monthly breakfast event I co-organize with Dell’s Amie Paxton. Some questions Peter had us thinking […]

Why negative feedback is good for your community

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Written by former LiveWorld employee, @BryanPerson Here’s an interesting nugget from Mitch Joel’s recent post wrapping up the Shop.org Annual Summit: On customer ratings and reviews site, “a negative review converts more effectively into a sale than a positive review.” At first, this might sound counter-intuitive, but think about it: If you’re looking to buy a […]

A blog is not a community

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Peter Kim hits on an issue today that I alluded to in a SocialVoice post last week: the real definition of community. It’s troubling — though not entirely surprising — to see that word thrown around so carelessly, as if a blog or a message board on its own is a community. It isn’t. Without people congregating, connecting, […]