Last week was a pretty exciting one for technology and innovations in Switzerland. The 6th edition of Lift Geneva attended by 600 participants from all over the world took place. If you are not familiar with the Lift Conference, it is a conference focusing on emerging usages of digital technologies in various areas.
The second day of the conference covered all sorts of community aspects, and as a community manager I was impressed with Tiffany St James, former Head of Citizen Participation for the UK Government. Her talk on “ Online Communities: encouraging involvement” walked us through some key aspects of community involvement including the benefits, the typology, the associated risks and up-to-date examples of online communities.
Throw your own party, or join an existing one
Consciously or not, we all fill the role of Social Online Community Manager in our daily lives. We are managing, moderating and curating lists, contacts, posts, feeds, and media. Twitter, Facebook, Paper.lis, and blogs. Our Paper.li community is comprised of over 170,000 Media Curators and Community Managers with their own audiences to speak to.
So click through Tiffany’s presentation and see where your Daily(s) fit in:
– Is your community focus clear; are you a community of action, environment, place, interest – have you based your paper on a user list or #tag, standard or custom.
– What type of community are you building; one led by an individual or a company? is it conversation oriented or more product /content?
– What is your role : are you the voice of your community or the moderator of the community you follow?
– Are you continually optimizing your service (your user lists, who your following) to the benefit of your community?
– What are your outputs ( subscribers, views, favorites, re-tweets) and what are your outtakes i.e, user satisfaction and experience
Paper.li will be rolling new editorial and statistical features soon that will allow you, our publishers, more control in moderating content and optimizing user satisfaction to reach your goals. These features are based on your feedback and requests, so please keep both coming in to us!
As always, we look forward your comments, thoughts and ideas.