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Building Successful Online Communities

Author : Robert E. Kraut
ISBN : 9780262297394
Genre : Social Science
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Online communities are among the most popular destinations on the Internet, but not all online communities are equally successful. For every flourishing Facebook, there is a moribund Friendster -- not to mention the scores of smaller social networking sites that never attracted enough members to be viable. This book offers lessons from theory and empirical research in the social sciences that can help improve the design of online communities.The authors draw on the literature in psychology, economics, and other social sciences, as well as their own research, translating general findings into useful design claims. They explain, for example, how to encourage information contributions based on the theory of public goods, and how to build members' commitment based on theories of interpersonal bond formation. For each design claim, they offer supporting evidence from theory, experiments, or observational studies.

Community Building On The Web

Author : Amy Jo Kim
ISBN : 013270515X
Genre : Computers
File Size : 83. 85 MB
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What's the point of creating a great Web site if no one goes there-or worse, if people come but never return? How do some sites, such as America Online, EBay, and GeoCities, develop into Internet communities with loyal followings and regular repeat traffic? How can Web page designers and developers create sites that are vibrant and rewarding? Amy Jo Kim, author of Community Building on the Web and consultant to some of the most successful Internet communities, is an expert at teaching how to design sites that succeed by making new visitors feel welcome, rewarding member participation, and building a sense of their own history. She discusses important design strategies, interviews influential Web community-builders, and provides the reader with templates and questionnaires to use in building their own communities.

Building Online Communities With Drupal Phpbb And Wordpress

Author : Robert T. Douglass
ISBN : 1430201061
Genre : Computers
File Size : 65. 39 MB
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* Content management, blogging, and online forums are among the most significant online trends today, and Drupal, phpBB, and WordPress are three of the most popular open source applications facilitating these tasks. * The authors have played active roles in project development and community support (Mike Little is actually a Wordpress project co-founder). * Drupal, phpBB, and WordPress are based on the PHP language and MySQL database server, ensuring the widest possible audience.

The Secrets To Building A Successful Online Business

Author : Edgar Ortega
ISBN : 9781312468580
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 57. 61 MB
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Step by step guide to making money online. Discover The Secrets To: 1) Quickly and Easily Creating Profitable Content! 2) The Best FREE Advertising Channels! 3) How To Outrank Your Competitors on Google and Get To Page 1 Fast! 4) Proven Strategies To Accelerate Your Online Income. Discover The Secrets To Quickly and Easily Making Serious Profits Online...

Community 101

Author : Robyn Tippins
ISBN : 9781600051531
Genre : Communities
File Size : 80. 54 MB
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Making an online community that grows and survives isn't easy. It takes planning, vision and dedication. Most companies aren't prepared to invest the time and manpower it takes to make it happen, and when their communities fail to prosper, they blame it on chance. But chance doesn't play a part in whether or not you respond to your community's needs. Successful online communities don't just happen, but with proper care and feeding your company can build a community that surpasses all of your expectations. If you are kind to the people who make up your community, you'll gain a sold-out customer base and your business will be the beneficiary of increased sales, increased loyalty and increased customer satisfaction. This book isn't intended to tell you what a community is, it will explain what a company can gain from a great online community and it will give you the education and tools you need to make it happen. This book is for anyone who wants to build a fantastic online community. From Product Mangers to Executives, from Entrepreneurs to Evangelists, anyone can make their company's community thrive. Community management isn't about trickery or contests, but about treating your community's members as if they matter to you. After reading this book, you have no excuse not to build your own thriving online community.

Virtual Communities 2014

Author : Jan Marco Leimeister
ISBN : 9781317452607
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 75. 56 MB
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Written for both scholars and practitioners, this volume focuses on the design, management, use and impacts of Virtual Communities (VCs) from technological, social and economic perspectives. It brings together peer-reviewed research articles that give an in-depth review of the state-of-the-art practices, and also shows opportunities for research and practice in and around VCs.

18 Rules Of Community Engagement

Author : Angela Connor
ISBN : 9781600051432
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 43. 22 MB
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Connor shares how she helped her online community surpass 11,000 members in 18 short months in this definitive guide for those seeking to facilitate and grow online communities and develop social media strategies for themselves or their organizations.

Adaptive Hypermedia And Adaptive Web Based Systems

Author : Vincent Wade
ISBN : 9783540346968
Genre : Computers
File Size : 68. 69 MB
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Here are the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems, AH 2006, held in Dublin, Ireland, June 2006. The book presents 22 revised full papers and 19 revised short papers together with abstracts of 3 keynotes, 12 poster papers, and 14 doctoral consortium posters. Topics include pioneering theories, techniques, and innovative technologies to provide dynamic personalization, adaptation, and contextualization of hypermedia resources and services.

Buzzing Communities

Author : Richard Millington
ISBN : 9780988359918
Genre : Computers
File Size : 59. 67 MB
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Buzzing Communities cuts through the fluff to offer a clear process for creating thriving online communities. This book combines a century of proven science, dozens of real-life examples, practical tips, and trusted community-building methods. This step-by-step guide includes a lifecycle for tracking your progress and a framework for managing your organization's community efforts.

Building Online Learning Communities

Author : Rena M. Palloff
ISBN : 9780787988258
Genre : Education
File Size : 63. 56 MB
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