Tag: community


Running a Community is like Throwing a Party

Running an online community is like throwing a party. That’s what Jenna Woodul LiveWorld’s Chief Community Officer told me sometime in the 1990s. I have always liked the analogy. I attended my first meeting of a particular meetup group recently. I arrived with my artichoke dip and entered into a house full of strangers. I …


Facebook Is Not A Community (No, Nor is MySpace)

If you have ever been in a foreign country you have probably had a conversation similar to this: “You are from California? I have a friend in California, maybe you know him!” We always laugh when this happens because California has roughly 30 million residents and is larger in size than many countries (it is …