Strength of bonds > Number of bonds
Jake Paul has 50M followers on social media. His paid community flopped. Harry Dry's pal has 1700. His paid community is thriving.
By Harold Jarche
I belong to several online communities. They are on platforms controlled by the community. For example, the perpetual beta coffee club is on a private WordPress site. I monitor all conversations but the community of about 90 people is self-policing. We have a monthly Zoom call which is recorded but the recording is deleted after a couple of weeks. I do not want these conversations to sit around for a long time and perhaps be taken out of context. We have nothing to hide, but we do not have to share our conversations with the world.Networks are not communities. Communities are trusted spaces run by and for members. Facebook is not a trusted space.
The high street is doomed? Tell that to the people queuing outside Primark
We are rediscovering shopping as a social activity under Covid restrictions – but only the government can give retail a chance.
Yes, there’s moar, it actually got a bit long. I recommend scanning for what interests you 🤷🏻♀️
- Community Is An English Word by Sascha Mombartz
- Huddlecraft: A field guide to pollinating peer groups. — Enrol Yourself
- Building Community in a Post-COVID World — Hugh Lashbrooke
- What I Know About Community Building — Marianna Gose Martinelli
- Durable learning is not absorbed, it’s created — School of Thought
- 50 Ways To (Shape Your Culture) — @work
- The Community Playbook for Founders — Flybridge
- How to slowly build a membership — Courier (Mailchimp)
- Local Logic: It's Not Always A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood — Knight First
- Powering community-led growth with $4 million in seed funding — Orbit 💰
- Room for reimagining masculinity 🤝Onyango Otieno, Nyumbani — GetTogether 🎧
- Why Southwest Airlines Has an Online Forum — Community Signal 🎧
- I've closed my community: what worked and what didn't — Joes Bermejo
- A case for LinkedIn Groups and Communities — Anna McAfee
- Issue #38: History of Belonging at Work — Future of Belonging
- EP75: Building a Community for Freelancers w/ Freelancing School — C2C Podcast 🎧
- Customer support via chat-based communities — Lennart Nederstigt
- Fostering a Thriving, Partner-Worthy Community on Discord — Discord
- 6 months review: Building a community from scratch with Discourse — Discourse
- Brené with Priya Parker on The Art of Gathering — Unlocking Us, Brené Brown 🎧
- How Jopwell’s Head of Community used Stoicism, Buddhism, and Feng Shui principles to grow a resilient talent ecosystem — The Jungle Gym
- #7: From Silicon Wadi to Silicon Valley | Yasmin Lukatz, Executive Director of ICON – Israel Collaboration Network — The Connectors
📺 CMX Summit 2020 have released some videos
- Becoming an Expert Community Manager — Colleen Curtis - The Mom Project
- Creating Societal Movements Through Community — Kobie Fuller & Gordon Bellamy
- Overcoming Challenges as a Community — Leah McGowen-Hare - Salesforce
- Building Diverse & Inclusive Communities — Nicole Felter - PowerToFly
- Moderating a Virtual Community Group — Anika Gupta & Fulks
- Managing A Fast-Paced Community — Gabriel Pizzolante - Saastock
- Rewarding Top Community Members — Nicole Saunders at Zendesk
- Marketing through Community in a Virtual World — Lella Srinivasan
- Launching a Virtual Community — Erica Kuhl & Brian Oblinger
- Aligning Community Values with Marketing Strategy — Miki Toliver King
- How to Pivot to a Virtual Community — David Siegel
🌟 Historic movement of the week
Riot grrrl is an underground feminist punk movement that began during the early 1990s within the United States in Olympia, Washington and the greater Pacific Northwest. It also expanded to at least 26 other countries. Riot grrrl is a subcultural movement that combines feminism, punk music and politics.
🤔 Community of the Week
🚴🏽♀️ WarmShowers — A community of bicycle tourists and those who support them.
- We're Not Really Strangers Card Deck 👆🏾
- RamenLife — Breakdown silos, increase connections, boost engagement and get detailed insights into your community.
- Macro — a customizable meeting interface built on top of Zoom,reimagined for collaboration and inclusive conversations
- Xroom.app — provides secure, simple and encrypted video conferencing spaces that offer the privacy and personalised touch you deserve.
- Circles for Zoom — The most beautiful way to experience Zoom.
- Bramble — Zoom out and party.
- tchop — is the first turnkey solution that lets you combine news and content with social media features. In your own native apps, where you control the customer relationship.
- Supernormal — Video and screen recording right in your browser.Automatically transcribed, summarized, and easily shareable.
- Directory — Supercharge your Slack community