Editor’s note: An academic focus but pertinent points on what makes communities inclusive, relevant and sustainable.
Editor’s note: Discussions on the role of advocates in communities – the attributes for each role type are interesting in the community context.
Editor’s note: Christopher Pappas shares five Google+ communities for elearning professionals.
Editor’s note: If you want to understand the best ways to cultivate and grow communities – and that includes learning communities – then this 1hr 18m audio is worth a listen. Richard Millington is the author of the book Buzzing Communities and in this talk he tackles some of the most-asked questions about growing and running online communities. Thanks to Mike Collins for sharing.
Dynamics of Facebook: structure of the network drives friends to congregate into many small, highly interconnected communities
Editor’s note: For the first time, the dynamics of how Facebook user communities are formed have been identified, revealing surprisingly few large communities and innumerable highly connected small-size communities . . .
Editor’s note: Salesforce has announced a new addition to its offering – Salesforce Communities. This feature will enable organisations to create communities which will help create and share information. Creating and sharing relevant content amongst peers and customers – is Salesforce and platforms like it the new intranet and LMS rolled into one?