How a subreddit seemingly destined to devolve into chaos stays remarkably sane. 🤷🏽♀️
“I cheated on my ex during our relationship and she found out shortly after we broke up,” a Reddit user posting from the burner account Khaleesiscorned wrote in the spring of 2016 in the subreddit r/relationships. “She’s blocked me on everything, but briefly unblocks me every Monday to send me Game of Thrones spoilers before I can watch. How do I get her to stop?”
If you put a textbox on the Internet, someone will put spam in it. If you put a textbox on a site that gets millions of hits a day, lots of someones will put lots of spam in it. So Stack Exchange uses multiple layers to block all the spam coming in.
Elinor Morgan at The Guardian.
If there is something positive to take away from the pandemic, it is that we have been forced to be more creative in how we connect, communicate and make an impact. 🤔
When planning for lockdown, we asked ourselves the simple questions: what have we got in our toolkit and who are our core communities? We needed to work with what we had to hand, and focus on our responsibilities. Rather than imagining a faceless mass online, we wanted to be specific and careful in continuing commitments we had with regular groups. The museums guru Nina Simon reminds us that we cannot be all things to all people and that we are more effective when we’re specific. We decided to focus on artists, community conversations, collection research, and tools for children and families.
New podcast from David Spinks of CMX
- EP1: Community and the Power of Ritual
- EP2: How Project Management Institute Serves 1M+ Members
- EP3: Collaboration and Conflict Resolution in Global Open Source Communities
- Mapping Our Social Change Roles in Times of Crisis - Deepa Iyer
- Gather.Town - Your friends and communities, all together in your own 2D world.
- The Broken See-Saw: Work-Life Balance in a Community Professional’s World - Holly Firestone
- Twitch is “actively looking into” accounts linked to “sexual harassment and misconduct” allegations - PC Games
- Episode 025 - Guest Speaker - Holly Firestone - A look Back and a look Forward to Building Communities From Scratch - Peers Over Beers
- A silent book club: how a “happy hour for introverts” spread around the world 📚Laura Gluhanich, Silent Book Club - GetTogether.fm
- The Complexity of Scale and the Ways that we Change - Julian Stodd
- Real Names Online - When joining new online social communities, the default to sign up frequently requires a real name as the cost of entry.
- The importance of transition - Venessa Paech
- 👁👄👁What it really is - 👁👄👁