This week in community building — Issue 71
We’re excited to share some big news with the world. We’re finally actively building a custom platform for Buy Nothing sharing: ShareThing, https://www.buynothing.live/. We’re just in the beginning stages of development, but our plan is for it to be a free experience for everyone to Give, Ask, and share their Gratitude on any device. We’ll be able to add features that will address the pain points we experience with the Facebook Groups architecture as well as add some new features we think people will really love. ShareThing will not replace the Buy Nothing Project, it will be a platform built from scratch to host the Buy Nothing movement as it continues to grow.
- The High Price of Mistrust — Farnam Street
- Rituals for kings, stem cells, and Zoom calls — Matt Webb
- Introducing Birdwatch, a community-based approach to misinformation — Twitter
- Introducing RoamLab: A Framework for Building Community Labs — Kyle Stratis
- Why Communities Struggle to Get Things Done: How to Keep the Throttle Down — Strong Towns
- SoulCycle & Mistaking Exclusivity for Community — CafeSociety (h/t Bailey Richardson)
- How I keep track of my connections — Katerina Bohlec
- Maintaining Relationships—Uncommunity
- Choosing a Community Platform? Focus on Behaviors, Not Features—Jerod Morris
- 💡What Can a Public Imagination Bring to Light? — New_Public by Civic Signals
- My Community Journey: From the Island to the Mainland — Danielle Maveal
- Issue #45: Cultivating Belonging at Work — Future of Belonging
- How to invite people to your community — Tatiana Figueiredo
- The Loop: Our Community & Public Platform strategy & roadmap for Q1 2021 — Stack Overflow
- Hacking Communities — Laís de Oliveira 📚
- The secret to building things developers love — Orbit Love
- Help:Making a successful community — Fandom wiki
- 🟢 #4 What is Community-Hacking? — Francisco Fonseca
- Building real bonds amongst diverse groups of strangers 💖 Sophie Mona Pagès, LVRSNFRNDS — Get Together
- Connecting over the food & family we love 🍲 Sarah Leung, Woks of Life — Get Together
- Episode 044 - Business Meetings, Quarterly and Best Practices for Community and Digital Meetings — Peers Over Beers
- Designing Inclusive Moderation Programs with Shana Sumers — Masters of Community
- EP79: Hacking Communities w/ Lais de Oliveira — The Community Corner, Beth McIntyre
- Kumu — Kumu makes it easy to organize complex data into relationship maps that are beautiful to look at and a pleasure to use.
- PubPub — The open-source, privacy-respecting, all-in-one collaborative publishing platform for communities small and large.
- Remote Experience Generator — Double Take Labs
- Backyard — Backyard merges flawless video, voice & text chat with everyone's favorite games, all in one place.
- Pluto — Create your virtual world.
- Sponsor My Community — Helping community leaders make money
Ninja sounds like he's experiencing what I did towards the end of my "Internet Persona" era. A huge problem with net personalities is that we build audiences we conflat with our community without ~actually building~ a community.— Carter Gibson (@CarterGee) January 26, 2021
Audience ≠ Communityhttps://t.co/ki2NdjJVkx
Storytelling pro tip:— Wes Kao (@wes_kao) January 25, 2021
Focus on making your audience's eyes light up (ELU).
Trying to remember a long list of storytelling tips won’t work. Just stay in the present moment & pay attention to their visceral reactions. Those are the best clues on what to double down on.
WallStreetBets changed the world over the past week. Here are 5 lessons on building community from the subreddit:— Peter Yang (@petergyang) January 30, 2021
1. Shared goal
2. Shared leadership
3. Shared identity
4. Shared language
5. It's just fun
This is a friendly reminder that if you're managing a community in any way/shape/form, to give your community members some love.— Erin Mikail Staples 💻 (@erinmikail) February 1, 2021
Community starts with conversations.
Make sure you're holding space for conversations with your members and celebrating their wins too.
3x tried and tested ways to create deeper connections between your community members 🧵— Charlie Ward (weekendclub.co) ✌️ (@charlierward) February 1, 2021
Community-Led Growth acts as a multiplier on top of Product-Led Growth, and is becoming an essential component of modern GTM strategies.— Corinne Marie Riley (@CorinneMRiley) January 28, 2021
I wrote my first piece all about Communities and how they can change the trajectory of your business (1/4) https://t.co/AN0eQa6bJ8
“We talk about digital communities being the next big thing, but rarely about how the community software options we have today make it impossible to retain the feeling of closeness and empathy at scale.”— andymci 🍁 (@andymci) January 30, 2021
Check your Pulse #57 by @sariazout https://t.co/IFvjUpWr7w