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The Holy Grail Of Building Communities: Developing A Strong Sense of Community

Posted by RichardMillington

None of the technology released in the past five years has made us better at building communities.

It’s made it
easier to build communities, but it hasn’t made us better at building communities.

In fact, much of it has proved a costly distraction that has reduced the chances of us succeeding.

We say that with confidence. We’ve crunched, munched, and otherwise stared at numbers until our eyes bleed. Technology tweaks, barring a correction for an earlier mistake, rarely have a big long-term impact upon a community’s level of growth and activity.

We’ve had organizations invest millions (the record was $ 2.1m) on a new community platform to revive a fading community. That’s a lot of money to waste. That’s at the ‘
people getting fired’ level of money.

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When Building Communities Isn’t the Best Way to Build Links

Posted by John-Henry

I entered SEO as a link builder. In 2010, my job was easy and my toolset mainly consisted of article marketing software, directory submissions, comment posting and link networks. Fast forward four years >> I now solely create visually engaging content in an effort to scale link building...

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Meet +SocialGood: Connecting Global Communities for Social Change

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Five years ago Mashable started covering the intersection of technology and social change. We held the first Social Good Summit to open up the conversations that take place during the United Nations General Assembly to anyone and everyone with a digital connection.

Since then, millions of people around the world participate in the Social Good Summit each September. But everyday, we see people doing amazing things and sharing them online.

We wanted a way to further these global connections on and offline.

We’ve teamed up with our Social Good Summit partners: the U.N. Foundation, the 92Y, the UNDP, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with additional support from the Case Foundation, to create +SocialGood, a platform to connect global communities around technology and new media for s...

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Google+ Communities: A Beginner’s Guide

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7ad2f Social Media community group 357x203 Google+ Communities: A Beginner’s GuideOn Google+, users have the ability to manipulate their circles to control the groups of people and brands they receive information and content from, but there’s no guarantee those brands or users will circle you to receive your updates.

This is where Google+ Communities come in, Google‘s version of a group or forum, built to bring people together around particular topics. Launched in December, the types of Communities available to the Google+ audience seem endless — ranging from science, animals, development and more.

Communities are places where users can share specific questions, comments or content relating to a particular topic with other users who are just as interested in the c…
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