Building on a piece written by Ernie Smith, SocialFish blogger Ben Mertin provides some fun and useful advice for starting online social communities. He places emphasis on the importance of planning ahead and understanding the software used for building online communities, as well as building a functional heirarchy with management that benefits all.
- The author expands upon previous web articles addressing building an online community
- Each of the 5 examples is explored in detail with illustrations and advice form the author
- When discussing examples the author highlights common pitfalls that happen when establishing online communities
“”Start developing relationships and creating a shared vision for what the community can become early on…””