Online Community Roundtable #8

We had another successful Online Community Roundtable event in Mountain View last night. George Jaquette from Intuit was good enough to host. Representatives from several Bay Area companies attended, including Autodesk, Apple,, Symantec, SAP, Dwell Magazine and the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation.

The Online Community Roundtable is an opportunity for managers of the Online Community function at Bay Area companies to come together and informally share best practices, discuss relevant business issues and to network with peers. The format is an hour of socializing followed by 90 minutes of guided discussion around a short topic set. The price of admission is a willingness to participate in the discussion. We ask attendees to present a short case study, or lead a guided discussion around a relevant question or topic. We try to hold the Roundtable every 2 months, and we alternate locations between the South Bay and San Francisco.
The intention of this event is to bring local Community experts together to discuss their experiences, issues and best practices so that the participants as a whole come away with a greater understanding of how to engage, and create value with their respective communities.

If you are in the Bay Area, and interested in being invited to future Roundtables, please send me an email: .

2 responses to “Online Community Roundtable #8”

  1. Two new studies show why some people are more attractive for members of the opposite sex than others.

    The University of Florida, Florida State University found that physically attractive people almost instantly attract the attention of the interlocutor, sobesednitsy with them, literally, it is difficult to make eye. This conclusion was reached by a series of psychological experiments, which were determined by the people who believe in sending the first seconds after the acquaintance. Here, a curious feature: single, unmarried experimental preferred to look at the guys, beauty opposite sex, and family, people most often by representatives of their sex.

    The authors believe that this feature developed a behavior as a result of the evolution: a man trying to find a decent pair to acquire offspring. If this is resolved, he wondered potential rivals. Detailed information about this magazine will be published Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

    In turn, a joint study of the Rockefeller University, Rockefeller University and Duke University, Duke University in North Carolina revealed that women are perceived differently by men smell. During experiments studied the perception of women one of the ingredients of male pheromone-androstenona smell, which is contained in urine or sweat.

    The results were startling: women are part of this repugnant odor, and the other part is very attractive, resembling the smell of vanilla, and the third group have not felt any smell. The authors argue that the reason is that the differences in the receptor responsible for the olfactory system, from different people are different.

    It has long been proven that mammals (including human) odor is one way of attracting the attention of representatives of the opposite sex. A detailed article about the journal Nature will publish.

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