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Creating 'engaging content' is a waste of time in social media - Richard Stacy

Creating 'engaging content' is a waste of time in social media - Richard Stacy | Cultivating Community | Scoop.it
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When members want to leave your online community

When members want to leave your online community | Cultivating Community | Scoop.it
Sometimes we can be so focussed on community building that when a member of our online community asks to leave, we end up stumped. How should you react when someone wants to leave your community?
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Organizing Your Community's First Google+ Hangout

Organizing Your Community's First Google+ Hangout | Cultivating Community | Scoop.it
Google+ Hangouts are all the rage these days, and for good reason. They bring people together from all over the world, help them create a brand and voice for themselves, and allow people to connect...
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Online Community Unconference 2013: Book of Proceedings

The document contains the thoughts, notes, photos and diagrams captured from an amazing day of sharing and learning among the assembly of community professional
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What Benefits Can Your Online Community Offer to Members?

What Benefits Can Your Online Community Offer to Members? | Cultivating Community | Scoop.it
Online communities can be beneficial to members and customers in many ways. Do you know what members want? Tips.
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Social Media Dimensions Cheat Sheet

Social Media Dimensions Cheat Sheet | Cultivating Community | Scoop.it
Did you know that if you want your display picture on Facebook to show up exactly as you see it as a file on your computer, you have to upload a 180 pixel by 180 pixel copy of it to Facebook?
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Patrick D. Chappelle's comment, June 10, 2013 3:19 PM
Great article, but I hate that formatting images has been tossed back into users hands to worry about.
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The Minimalist's Guide To Social Media Metrics

The Minimalist's Guide To Social Media Metrics | Cultivating Community | Scoop.it
The buzz around startup culture lately is all about “minimum viable product.” It’s the idea of creating a product as quickly as possible — in its most minimum viable form — so you can then make it better by adapting it to what your customers really...
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Penguin 2.0: Your Roadmap to Recovery - Search Engine Journal

Penguin 2.0: Your Roadmap to Recovery - Search Engine Journal | Cultivating Community | Scoop.it
As an SEO, I'm actually a counselor, a life coach, and a depression recovery expert. Here's what I see in my inbox on a daily basis: And the terror-
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Every website owner and operator has been affected by the recent Penguin 2.0 updates. Follow Jayson DeMers' advice and you'll be well on your way to managing a stronger, more stable search optimized web property.

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3 Questions You Should Ask Before Starting an Online Community

3 Questions You Should Ask Before Starting an Online Community | Cultivating Community | Scoop.it
As I've pointed out before, with so many people urging every business and every brand to use social media channels to create their own online community, it's important to first stop and ask yourself why you should create an online community.
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Patrick D. Chappelle's comment, May 28, 2013 12:16 PM
More people should read this article (or like ones), and I wouldn't have to keep suggesting some of these same strategies to individuals who have already started their community, but have no idea what to do with them.
Mike McCallister's curator insight, October 4, 2013 11:42 AM

Writers today need to build an audience online. It may be easy to set up groups on Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+, but do you always need "your own" community? Consider these questions before you launch one.

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The Science of Why Comment Trolls Suck

The Science of Why Comment Trolls Suck | Cultivating Community | Scoop.it
The online peanut gallery can get you so riled up that your ability to reason goes out the window, a new study finds.
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Respect in Community Discussion and Debate | jonobacon@home

"Recently there was yet another storm in a teacup that distracted us from creating and sharing Ubuntu and our flavors with others. I am not going to dive into the details of this particular incident…it has been exhaustively documented elsewhere…but at the heart of this case was a concern around the conduct in which some folks engaged around something they disagreed with. This is not the first time we have seen disappointing conduct in a debate, and I wanted to share some thoughts on this too..."

 
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Community Spotlight: Rokkus Radio, A Radio Station With a Story to Tell

Community Spotlight: Rokkus Radio, A Radio Station With a Story to Tell | Cultivating Community | Scoop.it
Rokkus Radio is more than a radio station, it's a community with bucket loads of personality, a lot of heart, and a dedication to trans-media storytelling. We caught up with the charismatic founder of Rokkus.com, John Starr.
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Report: 56% of Social Media Users Suffer From FOMO

Report: 56% of Social Media Users Suffer From FOMO | Cultivating Community | Scoop.it
We all know that social media can be an addiction, a slippery slope consumed by the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO). Here's a look at some staggering findings.
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How to Protect your Site and Recover from a Google Penguin Penalty

How to Protect your Site and Recover from a Google Penguin Penalty | Cultivating Community | Scoop.it
A month after Penguin 2.0 was released, the dust is settling and most people are eager to know:  What exactly is Penguin 2.0 filtering?  How does Penguin 2.0 differ from Penguin 1.0?
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Sense of Community Index

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zapleahy's curator insight, June 19, 2013 7:22 PM

How to score your community's Sense of Community.

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Is the 90-9-1 Rule for Online Community Engagement Dead?

Is the 90-9-1 Rule for Online Community Engagement Dead? | Cultivating Community | Scoop.it
This is a great blog from Paul Schneider about the 90-9-1 Rule and is it soon to be replaced by the  70-20-10 Rule of Community Participation There is a rule that has floated around in the social m...
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12 Top Community Managers Share Their Tips for Better Engagement

12 Top Community Managers Share Their Tips for Better Engagement | Cultivating Community | Scoop.it
Learn from 13 great community managers how to promote quality interaction with your fans and customers on social media.
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How to Find Out What Your Community Wants

How to Find Out What Your Community Wants | Cultivating Community | Scoop.it
In our previous post, Architecting Community, we discussed exactly how we think you should go about architecting your awesome community. In this post, we talk about discovering the wants and needs ...
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9 Ideas for Marketing in an Online Community

9 Ideas for Marketing in an Online Community | Cultivating Community | Scoop.it
Marketers need a plan and a good framework for creating a healthy, engaged community. The secret to success isn’t so secret - it’s all about
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We Tracked Down Our Biggest Troll…and Kind of Liked Him

We Tracked Down Our Biggest Troll…and Kind of Liked Him | Cultivating Community | Scoop.it
Ever wonder what an internet troll is like in person? We met one in his lair.
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