Community management links round up 6/6/16

by Lauren Piro June 6, 2016

Here are some great community management articles we read last in the past fortnight.

The Immortal Myths About Online Abuse
By Anil Dash.

A timely reminder that as community managers, it’s up to us to end abusive behaviour within our communities. It’s starts with breaking down a few oft-repeated and harmful fallacies.

Mary Meeker’s essential 2016 Internet Trends Report
By Josh Constine via TechCrunch.

Who has the time to read every dubious piece on emerging digital trends? If you read one report this year, make it the mother of all digital trend reports – Mary Meeker’s epic slide deck.

Sensis Social Media Report 2016
By Sensis.

While we’re on the subject of reports, here is all the delicious Australia-specific social media data from 2016 to help plan your social strategy for the year ahead.

How to help your community management team start a self care practise
By Sarah Stokely via Quiip.

A compilation of practical tips for managers to assist in creating a mental health friendly working environment, and encouraging your team to practice self care.

5 Effective Tactics to Get Your First 100 Community Members
By Krista Gray via Vanilla.

Starting a community from scratch is one of the most exciting roles a community manager can take on, but how do you get the balling rolling with your first members? Here are five methods to utilise.

The Lure of Exclusive Communities
By Molly Talbert via Higher Logic.

There is a case to be made for having a private community, or private boards for select members, and it all has to do with the power of exclusivity.

Is The Future of Branded Community Splintered?
By Carrie Melissa Jones.

Don’t be evil is one of the most famous corporate mottos of all time, but sadly it’s not a universal one. How can branded communities scale up without selling out; and could that future be in splintered communities?

By Kirsty Sharman via Social Media Today.
It was the most viewed Facebook Live video of all time, allowing millions to share in the simple joy of discovering a new toy. What can the “Chewbacca Mom” video teach us about genuine connection?

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