A new front in the content moderation war; An expected outcome in the old one
Now that Facebook and Twitter have warmed to moderation, the war over content online will not end. It will just move on. And it’s worth considering where it’s going. After Amazon effectively took Parler offline, the battle appears headed to smaller, mainstream networks like Substack, Spotify (podcasts), and Clubhouse.
Storming Reddit's Moat
Seeing an opportunity, the r/changemyview moderators decided in 2019 that they would “unbundle” the community from Reddit - migrate it, in other words, to a dedicated website. They had not just a large user base but an active and engaged one. Controlling their own platform, and being able to monetize their content, would let them build features tailored to CMV’s mission and fund work to further the growth of the community. But the effort didn’t last. Less than a year and a half later, the new CMV website is dead and the community continues to thrive on Reddit. What went wrong?
- Why Your New Software Needs a Developer Community Before Marketing — Taylor Waldon
- Is the boom in communal living really the good life? — The Guardian
- In the Age of Clubhouse, Must We All Become Curators, Experience Designers, and Moderators Now? — Tim Leberecht, Journal of Beautiful Business
- Issue #43: Belonging and Civicsm — Future of Belonging
- 🟡 #3: Community-Driven Startups!? — Francisco Fonseca
- I’ve Hit Community Burnout — Sarah Withee
- Explore Higher Friction Communities — Ian Vanagas
- If we want to make things better, we’ll have to do it ourselves. — Charles Marohn
- Mass (Social) Media and the Work Inversion — David Sherry
- 5 Best Alternatives to Facebook Groups For Your Community In 2021 — Tom Norman
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- How Reddit Builds Trust at Scale with Evan Hamilton — Masters of Community
- Kat Vellos ⎮ Cultivating Better Friendships — Good Life Project
- EP78: How CMX Ran Virtual Events During COVID — Bevy
- Episode 2: Finding Yourself Through Community — Meetup
- Healing through Inside Circles with James McLeary — Masters of Community
- Toastmasters: Still thriving 100 years into its history 🗯 Joe Smith, Toastmasters — Get Together
- Episode 43: How Digital Can Expose Underlying Problems Because of Separate Business Unit Past Decisions — Peers Over Beers
- Building Community is Not for The Faint of Heart: A Conversation with Holly Firestone — Create Community