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This blog posting from http://maggiemcgary.com/ in Oct 2013 discusses some of the drawbacks of public communities.
From Richard Millington at FeverBee on Feb 2, 2013 "The other problem is social media is a terrible platform for building a community. On Facebook you have to pay to reach your own fans. Only a few dozen Facebook fan pages have an active community (participants regularly interacting with each other). On Twitter, the only people that see your tweets are those that happen to be active on Twitter and looking at the stream at that particular moment."
by Ray Sobol, founder and CEO of EvidencePix, an enterprise-grade secure MDM service. Ray has more than 25 years experience in launching high-tech ventures and disruptive technologies. "No one likes to pay for things they don’t use."
AssociCom Email 34 - Five Myths About Online Community published Oct 22 to Nov 1 2012 by Bob MacKie and Andy Rudin1. "If I build it, they will come."2. "This is going to be pricey."3. "It will take too much staff time to support."4. "There will be monthly maintenance charges and upgrades."5. "Waiting to see what happens is the best course of action."
YouTube Video for New Community Members A screen share with narration on how new members can get the best use from their community. It packs a great deal of information into 18 minutes.
AssociCom Email 32 - by Bob MacKieAfter enabling members to discover your association, they will be ready to connect to other members, staff, groups and generally to associate . . . which after all is what associations are all about right?The features and benefits that relate to connecting in an AssociCom online member community extend beyond connecting people; they can also connect with topics, web sites, documents, movements and ideas. I will highlight sharing features in a future email.
AssociCom Blog - August 2012 A recent study called “The Social Mind Research Project” shows that highly educated professionals who actively participate in social media networks, spend approximately 40% of their time online interacting in peer-peer communities and nearly 80% of the online community participants, participate in online groups to help others by sharing information and experiences.
Email #31 - Aug 1 – 23, 2012Association discovery allows and encourages your members to get to know your association, what you do and who their colleagues are. The features and benefits that relate to discovery in an AssociCom online member community are extensive; those that relate to connection and sharing will be highlighted in future emails.