All posts for “Social Design”
Through a typical blog-style serendipity, I ran across a site that I hadnâ€™t seen before that struck me as something Iâ€™d like to pay attention to. Itâ€™s Christopher Carfiâ€™s site â€œThe Social Customer Manifestoâ€??, which as the great tag line â€œThere are no more spectators anymore. Participate.â€?? Here is the manifesto, which Chris says is a work in progress: THE SOCIAL CUSTOMER MANIFESTO I want to have a say. I don't want to do business with idiots. I want to know when something is... Continue Reading
I finally ordered new business cards from Overnight Prints, they're on the way now. In the design process, Anthony gave me some options that didn't quite make the cut, but made me laugh. True dat.
I have all sorts of thoughts going through my head about Social Design and Iâ€™ll be putting some of them here to see what you think. Iâ€™m considering creating some sort of Social Design Manifesto- and this may be a startâ€¦ Community building is not about tools Community building is not about tools like message boards and blogs. Community building is about people- about developing trust, relationships and emotional connections. Community is more tool-agnostic than you might think- if the... Continue Reading
I really liked this short interview with Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia. I think it's the ethos of the whole thing that is so attractive to me. As Jimmy says, the success relates to having a devoted community that cares. It reminds me of the Margaret Mead quote "Never underestimate the power of a small and committed group of people to change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has". (or something like that) My favorite quote: I was recently on a panel with the head of... Continue Reading
One of my new favorite quotes goes like this: â€œMen like to substitute words for realities and talk about the words.â€?? So said radio pioneer Edwin Armstrong. What makes me say this is the interesting and well-informed discussion occurring at the newish blog at Corante called Brandshift. The post is called â€œWhat is communityâ€?? and it has set off a great discussion about the word and its implications, with my home boy Jake McKee leading the charge. See his follow-ups one and two.... Continue Reading
Apparently people want to hold a threaded conversation across blogs. From what I can tell, the goal is to be able to reply to a specific comment in a blog as a Trackback and have the text from your Trackback appear as a reply to a specific comment. This creates threaded comments, with the comments coming from other blogs via Trackbacks. Glenn Reid speculates about his version here and Roger Benningfield has been working on this for 5 years. I'm usually idealistic about this type of thing. I... Continue Reading
Jake at CommunityGuy.com has posted his second podcast. I'm really impressed with Jake's podcasts. The sound is clean, his voice is great for the medium and I get into the subjects (especially when Common Craft gets a mention :). Being new to podcasting, one of the things that I'm learning is that I like shorter ones. If I have 30 minutes to listen, I'd rather have 3-10 minute podcasts than one 30 minute one. You can't skim a podcast- you have to listen to everything. Something we... Continue Reading
Marc Sirkin is the VP eMarketing at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Prior to this role, he was responsible for the March of Dimes â€œShare Your Storyâ€?? Online Community. This interview (conducted via IM) provides a look at the genesis of the Share Your Story community. ---------------- LeFever: So tell me a bit about what you're up to these days... Sirkin: Well, I just started a new job at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as their first VP eMarketing. LeFever: : Great, congrats-... Continue Reading
Jake at CommunityGuy.com has posted his first in a series of community-related podcasts. Jake is the Global Community Development Manager for the LEGO Company and has a lot of great ideas and thoughts to share about customer communities. In the inaugural podcast he shares community news, a couple of featured sites and the opportunities he sees for the Dyson Vacuum company to create a community for their loyal fans. Jake seems to take naturally to podcasting and I'm looking forward to more.... Continue Reading
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