Friday, 14 August 2009

Don't kill a community online AND collaboration tools

Instead of "do's and don't's", the people at socialmediatoday thought of How to Kill A Community in 10 Easy Steps - by reading this, you'll realize some principles about the online communities - how to keep your community alive and thriving OR the top 10 ways to (inadvertently) to kill an online community.

How to Kill A Community in 10 Easy Steps
  • 1) Launch your community without a beta group.
  • 2) Throw feature-spaghetti at the wall and hope something sticks
  • 3) Don't "feed" your community once it is open.
  • 4) Don't use off-line outreach and engagement techniques.
  • 5) Assume size is THE critical differentiator.
  • 6) Try to monetize the community at every opportunity.
  • 7) Hire any staff who are on-the-bench to moderate the community.
  • 8) Don't have a newsletter or steady, predictable communication to members.
  • 9) Don't evolve the community based on member feedback and suggestions.
  • 10) Measure meaningless metrics that make you look good.
Maybe these principles sound cryptical.... - to find out more - to actually find out what the author meant by it - visit the How to Kill A Community in 10 Easy Steps article online.

On the other hand, there are many collaboration tools online, so here are some highlights - some great free tools for connecting and sharing with others(via missiontolearn).

15 Free Online Collaboration Tools and Apps
  • Keep and Share
  • Wridea
  • Writeboard
  • Twiddla
  • Spicebird
  • Stixy
  • ReviewBasics
  • EditGrid
  • ooVoo
  • Palbee
  • GroupTweet
  • Edmodo
  • SimplyBox
  • Mikogo
  • Vyew
All these online tools are introduced in this nice article about 15 Free Online Collaboration Tools and Apps - read it online.

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