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4 Easy Online Community Engagement Ideas

4 Easy Online Community Engagement Ideas

Do you ever feel out-of-touch or disconnected with your online community? It can be difficult to feel connected to your online community in the same ways you feel connected with... read more

Orkut Gets the Axe: 3 Alternatives for Your Online Community

Orkut Gets the Axe: 3 Alternatives for Your Online Community

Google has officially announced they’ll be shutting down their first ever social network, Orkut. Named after – and eventually acquired from – one of Google’s own employees, Orkut was once... read more

How to Increase Customer Engagement in Your Online Community: 6 Lessons from the World Cup

How to Increase Customer Engagement in Your Online Community: 6 Lessons from the World Cup

It’s hard not to get caught up in an international event like the World Cup. There’s an innate sense of camaraderie that seems inevitable when, suddenly, we all have an... read more

Online Communities are Not Virtual

Online Communities are Not Virtual

Do you think that people who play Second Life, World of Warcraft, Xbox Live, MMOGs, and MMORPGs are freaks? Do you consider message boards, forums, virtual realities, and virtual communities... read more

Community Managers: Who Are They and What Do They Do?

Community Managers: Who Are They and What Do They Do?

Did you know that January 27th, 2014, marked an important milestone for online community managers? Why? Because on this date, community managers everywhere celebrated the fifth annual Community Manager Appreciation... read more

Don’t Make These 5 Online Community Development Mistakes!

Don’t Make These 5 Online Community Development Mistakes!

New to Online Community Development? Building a web-based community can seem daunting at first, but in reality it’s a lot like building relationships in real life. Creating community takes time,... read more

Does Your Intranet Need a Vision Statement?

Does Your Intranet Need a Vision Statement?

We’ve all been there. Taking on a new project, gathering the troops and trying to define a common objective that resonates with everyone. Is your intranet project different than undertaking... read more

Secrets of Great Communities And Community Managers

Secrets of Great Communities And Community Managers

Last week I delivered a presentation “Secrets of Great Communities and Community Mangers” at the KAConnect conference. It was a wonderful, inspiring event for knowledge management professionals in the Architecture... read more

Building on the Basics: 3 Steps to Be an Online Community Builder

Building on the Basics: 3 Steps to Be an Online Community Builder

If you are already an online community builder or aspire to be one, our goal at Follr is to make the experience as simple and fun as possible. As we... read more

Community Building: 3 Basics for a Solid Foundation for Success

Community Building: 3 Basics for a Solid Foundation for Success

To succeed in social media at any level means having a clear understanding of a few of the essential pre-game rules as well as the rules of engagement. Our focus... read more

Trolls Happen – A Primer on the Care and Feeding of Community Trolls

Trolls Happen – A Primer on the Care and Feeding of Community Trolls

So you want to create your own social community. That’s awesome and admirable, and exactly why we are here, to help you do that. It’s a lot of fun to... read more

Growing an Online Community: 8 Ways to Super-Charge Engagement

Growing an Online Community: 8 Ways to Super-Charge Engagement

Building community online can have a big impact on your ability to maintain strong relationships with customers or members. Your organization can then leverage those relationships to achieve a variety... read more

Why Building an Online Community Could Equal Big Profits

Why Building an Online Community Could Equal Big Profits

If you’ve been running a website for a while, you’ve likely already built up a regular following. Readers tend to be pretty loyal to those sites they enjoy and that... read more

3 Tricks to Make It Easy for Busy Executives to Participate in Your Online Community

3 Tricks to Make It Easy for Busy Executives to Participate in Your Online Community

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In a recent article on the Socious online community blog, we highlighted the importance of getting members of your senior management team to engage in your online customer community or... read more

56 Lessons From 20 Years of Online Community Building

56 Lessons From 20 Years of Online Community Building

Ever wonder what it takes to succeed with online community strategy and operations? Here are 56 lessons learned culled from 20 years of online community building experience. 1. To succeed... read more