Great tips over at Blogher on the importance of online community: When you start a blog, you will hear a lot about how to grow your audience. You will read about gaining readers and followers, and why SEO is important. All of those things are important for page views—but there is something I believe is […]
How Ta-Nehisi Coates built the best comment section on the internet—and why it can’t last: ‘It’s Yours’: A Short History of the Horde. TL:DR – Building community takes time, commitment, consistency and a strong sense of reoccurring events.
“It’s nobody’s fault but mine” – Dick Costolo, CEO Twitter on Twitter’s failure at controlling abuse on their platform. (source)
Very smart commentary from Martin Belam, explores forum/board communities and the people who love them. “It is usually the staff who care most about that community that end up bearing the brunt of the abuse from it.” Read more at: Why I’ve found that online communities on media sites always seem doomed to fail