People call me The Community Guy
The importance of idle chatter
Online community pioneer Howard Rheingold posted this tweet. I loved it enough to share. I think idle chatter & pointless batter are part of the social glue that enables strangers to form communities.
Friday Flickr Find: Knotted
(Photo by ndaero) This fantastic photo is another reminder why I’m so excited to find a way to see a shuttle launch before they stop flying. I don’t have much time…
Communispace: Imitation community and the future of this space
Did you know that a ripe banana has more than 150 taste components? And beyond that, “taste” is influenced by the visual appearance, the aroma, and even source of purchase. It’s no wonder that when scientist head to the lab to recreate “banana”, what they develop is something far different than a fresh, ripe tasty […]
OCRN – Online Moderation Best Practices Interview
I had the pleasure of interviewing two rock stars in the online moderation space on behalf of the OCRN. Joe Cothrel from Lithium and Jay Bryant from LiveWorld. Jay and Joe both share some fantastic Best Practices for online moderation.
Graco continues to rock their corporate blogging efforts
I’ve written in the past about how impressed I am with the new(ish) Graco blog and blogging team. Now I’m even more impressed. I just got this great email from Lindsay, one of the Graco bloggers. Nicely done. Mass e-mails are really the opposite of what we’re going for (personal relationships) but sometimes they’re effective […]
The most significant thing you’ll read/watch this year
When I say that this is the most significant thing you’ll read all year, it’s absolutely true. My job is to help people understand and implement social tech ideas, and as such I find myself talking to a lot of people who have various levels of understanding about what social media, online community, and customer […]
George Wright Interview – BlendTec’s Success
Last week at the Executing Social Media event, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting George Wright, the master marketer behind BlendTec. I’ll be writing more about BlendTec soon, but let’s just say this – through their savvy use of social media, niche marketing, and YouTube they’ve increased sales 500%. They’ve appeared on countless media […]