• Strategy Anxiety

    I’ve heard a lot of discussion around creating formal online community strategies in the last 6 months. I’ve also heard of (and experienced) community efforts that are stalled or even abandoned because of lack of a formal, codified strategy. Personally, I think this is just silly. Think about it: What if you had to come […]

  • 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, Salesforce.com, Symantec, SAP, Dwell Magazine and the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation. The Online Community Roundtable is an opportunity for managers of the […]

  • OC Business Forum

    Cross-posted from the OC Report: OC Business Forum: Coming Together Nicely! Thursday, March 29. 2007 The Online Community Business Forum is coming together nicely. We are hosting the invitation-based event May 3 – 4 in Sonoma. Sorry, but I have to drop a few names here: we have attendees from Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, IBM, eBay, […]

  • What’s up with Tivo?

    Disclaimer: I love my Tivo, like everyone else. What’s up with Tivo? Why is it: So hard to connect with other Tivo users and share content? So hard to transfer content between Tivo and my pc and macs? So hard to download premium content, like movies, to my Tivo ( i know it’s in the […]

  • Back from Seattle

    Sharon and Mel joined me on my trip to Seattle this week. I had really great meetings with folks from Microsoft, Sony Erricsson, and the LeFevers from CommonCraft. Have I achieved a work / life balance nirvana yet? Not quite, but having Sharon and Mel on the trip was a blast, and I still got […]

  • Online Community Basics: Start with Research – The 3 questions to ask

    Cross-posted from the OC Report. As a follow up to all the recent questions I’ve been getting about basic online community strategy, I’ve decided to write a series on online community basics. First up is one of my favorite topics: research! Start With Research: The 3 questions to ask. Q1. What does your current community […]

  • More from Community 2.0

    Cross-posted from the Online Community Report: The Shared Insights folks have posted links to all the blog covergage from the Community 2.0 conference here: http://www.community2-0con.com/?p=238 I’ve had a few days to let all the threads running through my brain since the end of the conference settle. Here are the things that rise to the surface. […]

  • My Slides: Community ROI – Return on Information

    Here are my slides from the Community 2.0 session: “Community ROI – Return on Information” http://www.kingmonkey.com/ocmetrics_c20_final.pdf

  • Off to Community 2.0

    I’m heading off to the airport, and will be in Las Vegas tonight thru Wednesday. If you would like to meet up, call my cell 415.299.9638, or send me an email: bjohnston@forumone.com.

  • Online Community Report: 2 great interviews

    Two interviews I recently conducted for the Online Community Report: Shawn Morton from TechRepulic / Cnet In addition to his “day job” as Product Manager for TechRepublic, Shawn is also behind Profilactic.com. Steve Nelson from Clear Ink Steve has a great point of view on the intersection of marketing and online community, and keen insite […]