Online Community As Party

50 %
50 %
Information about Online Community As Party

Published on May 24, 2007

Author: leelefever



The 12 success factors that are shared by online communities and parties.

Your Web Site Is a Party Waiting to Happen Lee LeFever Principal, Common Craft

Community Opportunity

Changing Perceptions Improved Tools New Opportunities


Communities and Parties Are Similar


Your Party Needs A Reason To Be


Purpose is Absolutely Necessary Serve a Need, Address a Problem Set Goals and Share Progress Identify What’s Related

Your Party Needs Planning

Planning: Preparation for Scale Simple and Flexible Personas: Specific Types of People Prepare for Evolution

Your Party Needs a Place

No One Wants a Ghost Town

Match Environment to Community Cozy is Good - Start Small and Build to Needs Match Purpose to Environment Keep it Clean – No Broken Windows

Your Party Needs a Host


Have a Host or Community Manager Accountability and Direction “ Middleman” Between Community and Business Works with Designers and Developers

Your Party Needs Rules


Your Community Needs Guidelines Terms of Service – Needed, But Different Helps with Enforcement Provides Common Foundation Must Be Clear (fun helps too!)

Your Party Needs A Bouncer

Beware the Trolls - They Are Toxic

Bounce Trolls and Spammers with Care Best Policy For Trolls: Ignore Them Direct Contact Can Help Resolution Enable Your Community to Help Consider a Forum For Selling or Flaming

Your Party Needs An Invitation




Members Invite Members Let Them Take Community With Them Be Explicit About Inviting Friends Consider APIs for New Directions

Your Party Needs Introductions



Member Profiles are Key Learn from Social Networking Member Matching (tags?) Enable Customization

Your Party Needs Time To Develop

Communities Take Time Focus on Who IS There Make Decisions Based on Feedback

Your Party Needs An Event



Bring People Together For a Bit Think Offline Too Invite a Special Guest Contests, Giveaways

Your Party Needs People To Pitch-In



Mobilize Your Community Share Your Needs, Problems, Thoughts Make Helping Easy and Fun They Want to Help!

Your Party Needs Multiple Ways to Participate



Move Beyond Discussion Offer a “Gateway Drug” Blog? Wiki? Ratings, Votes, Survey, Poll Social Networking – Friends and Groups

Your Party Needs Variety

People are Different – Express It Give Charter Members Special Badges Give New Members a Special Place Match up New and Old

Most Important Ingredient: You

Toby M : Zach Klein: SPR Bert: Tracy Hunter: VanessaPR: Cozy: Basheem: Powerbooktrance: Russelljsmith: Glasgows: Psychedelys: Dervish: Glynnis: Mdumloa98: Caitlinburke: Franky Baby: Molly Cakes: Thanks!

Thanks! Lee LeFever Principal, Common Craft [email_address] leelefever on skype, etc.


Lee LeFever

Principal, Common Craft


leelefever on skype, etc.

Add a comment

Related pages

Frankens Online-Community für Party, Fotos, Events und ...

mainDing | Deine Community für Party, Fotos, Events und Lifestyle
Read more

Community Partys: Community für Berlin -

Community Partys Websites im deutschsprachigem Webwiki. Hier finden Sie nützliche Links zu dem Thema Community Partys
Read more

Community Club Partys: Party Community, Events

Community Club Partys Websites im deutschsprachigem Webwiki. Hier finden Sie nützliche Links zu dem Thema Community Club Partys
Read more - die Community: Chat, Forum, Online-Spiele ...

Riesige Online-Community mit Chat, Foren und Online-Spielen. Finde jetzt neue Freunde.
Read more

PARTcommunity - Free 2D & 3D CAD Models and Social ...

Manufacturer 3D CAD Models Free Download The PARTcommunity CAD download portal is an online library for 2D & 3D CAD models of supplier- and standard parts ...
Read more

Online communities - Diabetes UK

Other online communities. There are many online diabetes communities out there that can be a great source of information and support.
Read more - Die kostenlose Community für Dich und deine ..., deine kostenlose Community mit über 133.000 reg. Usern für Dich und Deine Freunde mit Eventkalender, Forum und Band-/Locationverzeichnis.
Read more

Online Community Planning - Getting the Party Started ...

One of the mantras of the Online Community Unconference became "keeping the party rolling" - not because we partied all day in night, but because many ...
Read more

Online Networking Party - XING Regensburg | XING

Einladung zur 1. Online-Networking-Party - siehe auch Termine Visitenkartenparties und Speed Networkingparties erfreuen sich großer Beliebtheit. Kontakte ...
Read more

Tea Party Community - Tea Party Hub

Join The Tea Party Movement's Premier Social Community. MEMBERSHIP IS FREE ... Tea Party Community is not associated or affiliated with Facebook© or ...
Read more