Nov 302011
 

I’ve recently been commissioned to develop a community/network for an academic subject association, so I’m reviewing the latest on building and managing communities – what has changed in the last couple of years, now social media has really taken hold? It seems there is currently some confusion around the role of a community manager. First, a [...]

Nov 282011
 

I’m still holding out against Google Plus, but through the joys of serendipity found a post on using G+ to liveblog an event. An event circle has the advantages of creating a more private space than Twitter and allowing for both liveblogging and tweeting, having no 140 character limit. Interesting. While jumping on board right now might [...]

Nov 212011
 

One way of looking at a conference is as a community, gathering together at one location around the event programme. In the case of an annual conference, this community can develop over a period of years, gaining new members and shifting in focus. The use of socal media, in particular Twitter, makes these event communities more visible. I’ve [...]

Nov 212011
 

Update,  1 December: a couple of blog posts on conference sessions have popped up – Going mobile and One CMS for intranet and website J Boye’s 2011 Aarhus conference took place on 8-10 November. I tracked #jboye10 in Aarhus, highlighting the ‘closed’ nature of the outputs plus the lack of curation. I also lurked around #jboye11 in Philadelphia, which in terms [...]

Nov 182011
 

Recently there’s been a number of practical posts about content strategy from sectors I’m intereted in: Working on an institutional content strategy in #highered advises starting with little things, such as an editorial calendar and content templates, to show results quickly and get buy-in for the bigger stuff Moving away from web strategies and it’s about time - [...]

Nov 172011
 

More… SAMO© homepages and a WhatUsersDo panel on Alpha.gov.uk offers reactions to a funky new design There’s a couple of fashions in web design that are really beginning to get my goat. Every website is starting to look exactly the same – get some originality, folkens! I use a netbook so frequently have to scroll past banner adage [...]

Nov 072011
 

13 Nov: Using G+ in different sectors – with the launch of G+ for business there’s been a flurry of posts about using G+ for particular purposes. I’ve listed some at the foot of the page. On 27 October I attended the latest Social Media Club Copenhagen meeting on Google+ . It looks fine. Only thing [...]

Nov 072011
 

Just one link this week, pulling some threads together. I’ve been tracking events on Twitter but have scaled back radically due to noise. I’ve been pruning my Twitter follows but subscribing to more blogs. Instead of scanning everything I’m trying to read more. Your conference content is cheap! is a post about the need for meaning. It’s really easy [...]