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Intranet Visual Design: Does Your Intranet Need To Be Pretty?

Intranet Visual Design: Does Your Intranet Need To Be Pretty?

Usually when we talk about designing an intranet, we refer to its user interface, usability, and how the content is organized. But this time let’s look at the visual design... read more

10 Ways to Celebrate Nonprofit Online Community Members Using Social Media

10 Ways to Celebrate Online Community Members Using Social Media

Today I am hosting the #Commbuild Twitter chat and the topic is creative ways to celebrate online community members. Here are 10 of my suggestions, but I can’t wait to... read more

The Confluence of Conversation, Content and Community

The Confluence of Conversation, Content and Community

There is an adage in business that you can have any two out of three deliverables when contracting for a product or service: Quality, Price or Speed—but you only get... read more

What Is Your Organization’s Online Community Style?

What Is Your Organization’s Online Community Style?

Online communities come in many shapes and sizes, and serve a wide range of needs. Not surprisingly, the performance will also vary widely. One reason some organizations do not achieve... read more

How Cross-Posting Discussions in Your Online Community Decreases Engagement

How Cross-Posting Discussions in Your Online Community Decreases Engagement

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Creating an online customer or member community is a serious endeavor. It takes dedicated people, time, and ongoing processes. Since there are so many facets of building a sustainable online... read more

Low Intranet User Adoption: Address It Once and For All

Low Intranet User Adoption: Address It Once and For All

You’ve built it, so why aren’t they coming? When it comes to the intranet, just having one is not a guarantee that staff will actually use it. If you’re struggling... read more

Lingerie and Labeling on the Intranet

Lingerie and Labeling on the Intranet

Once upon a time (it must have been around 2002) we reserved some space on our intranet home page for new products. Being in an international consumer goods company, we... read more

Is Your Intranet Social (And Do You Really Want It To Be)?

Is Your Intranet Social (And Do You Really Want It To Be)?

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By now you’ve heard the term “social intranet” brandished around extensively. What makes an intranet social anyway? What differentiates a social intranet from a traditional intranet? And why would one... read more

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6 Questions To Ask Before Starting An Online Community

Thinking of diving into the world of online communities, but not sure where to begin? Well before you dive straight in, here are some key considerations to think about when starting... read more

How to Use Curated Content in Your Private Online Community (Part 1)

How to Use Curated Content in Your Private Online Community (Part 1)

We’re all content curators. If you’ve ever shared an article on Facebook, retweeted a link on Twitter or gathered information around a specific theme, you’ve curated content. When you consistently... read more

Trendspotters, Online Entertainment Platform That Wishes To Showcase Trends Across All Genres

Trendspotters, Online Entertainment Platform That Wishes To Showcase Trends Across All Genres

Today most of the content websites talk about the ongoing things and hardly focus on the trends in the market. These trends can happen anywhere but we rarely see them... read more

5 Practices That Date Your Intranet

5 Practices That Date Your Intranet

Does your company intranet look contemporary? Or does it look like a website from the ’80s? It may not seem like a big deal, but the overall look and feel... read more

How to Build a Strong Online Community to Drive Leads

How to Build a Strong Online Community to Drive Leads

If a business wants to build a real online presence, they need to have a community. From blogs to picture sharing sites, if you look at the majority of the... read more

How and Why Virtual Networking Works

How and Why Virtual Networking Works

Networking…how many ways there are to do it. Today I’m going to make the case for virtual networking, or “virtual coffee,” as I’ve been calling it. The original idea for... read more

Community is an Ecosystem

Community is an Ecosystem

If you were to look at the definition of an ecosystem, you may find something along the lines of this: An ecosystem is a community of living organisms (plants, animals... read more