This week in community building — Issue 72
The community is formed by its members. It is not a product looking for a fit, and marketed to its segment. It is ambiguous, and open-ended — and can’t be explained in as a territory. I refer to the community as a bonfire, where people show up with their creative surplus and throw it in the fire.
- How to Build Community Through Content — and Vice Versa - AdWeek
- How to easily export your best Slack threads — Michael Rouveure
- Clubhouse's moment arrives — Platformer A Community-Driven Site with Eleventy: Preparing for Contributions — Stephanie Eckles
- The Best Way To Think of Inactive Members — Jerod Morris
- Revenue streams for community — Community Finder
- 💥 The power of community in making money, investing in underestimated markets, an immigrant building a unicorn, money and more — Lolita's Newsletter
- What I've Learned from Running a 10,000 Member Discord Server — David Kimball
- 🟣 #5 The Power of a Community — Francisco Fonseca
- 🆕 The rise of in-app warnings, Parler's CEO fired and new political bias study — Ben Whitelaw
- How Commsor started their community for community builders — Build With Users
- EP80: Building a Space for Only’s w/ PositiveHire — The Community Corner
- Recording: Why Entrepreneurs Should Value Community — Meetup
⚒️ Tools & Guides
- Polis — Polis is a real-time system for gathering, analyzing and understanding what large groups of people think in their own words, enabled by advanced statistics and machine learning.
- The Networks Effect Manual — James Currier, NFX (via Li Jin)
- Virtual Communities for Impact, a toolkit for community builders
A Guide to Clubhouse
“The metaphor of ‘community’ in cyberspace is one of convenient togetherness without real responsibility.” - Fernback, 2007— Carrie Melissa Jones (@caremjo) February 7, 2021
Let’s change that.
That is my mission.
Proud to have worked with the TikTok team to design an intervention to reduce the spread of potential misinformation. It worked! In our RCT we reduced shares by 24%, likes by 7%, and views by 5%. The intervention is rolling out as a product feature today: https://t.co/33Ju5z0ZAR— Evelyn Gosnell (@evelyngosnell) February 3, 2021
We're taking a break from tweeting about lingerie today to have an important conversation about TikTok.— Adore Me (@AdoreMe) February 4, 2021
The app's algorithm was openly built with discrimination at its core. They've said it's gotten better, but here's what we're seeing here at Adore Me.
Unpopular opinion:— Gina Bianchini (@ginab) February 5, 2021
You should be building software that makes the world a better place. Purpose matters. Working on exponentially growing networks without a point of view at their core ends poorly.
Don't let skeptics tell you otherwise.
We need real community now more than ever before. The lives of all living things depend on it, literally. We weren't raised with these capacities, though we were born with them.— Stephanie Soussloff (@stephsoussloff) February 4, 2021
It's all of our responsibilities to become the most community-ready versions of ourselves possible.
Psst: Your community will never be perfect. That's ok.— Evan Hamilton (@evanhamilton) February 3, 2021
Pass it on.
A community builder's #1 job is to get their members out of the value-consumption mindset and into the value-production mindset.— Nick deWilde (@nick_dewilde) February 6, 2021
For the past couple of months @kevinmgalang and I have been working on a no-code SaaS called Community Copilot.— Kieran 🚀 2021 goal: Build a SaaS with #nocode (@nocodelife) February 2, 2021
The problem: Building an online community is hard. Community platforms are mainly one-size-fits-all. This means many members fall through the gaps.
🤔 Founders building community-driven cos: what platform does your community live in? Geneva, Circle, Slack, WhatsApp, Facebook, or ...— lolitataub (@lolitataub) February 5, 2021