Aziz (8 May, 2010)
They say picture is worth a thousand words. Video then must be worth even more. So there has to be an advantage to video over text, at least in some circumstances. I personally prefer video a lot of the times.
So, how about we share links to some good community building videos here?
I just found a good one from Chris Pirillo which has some great advice: [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsrqbgvwbJg"]YouTube- How to Build an Internet Community[/ame]
Haha, nice GeeOne.
I've got a couple of more, from Seth Godin.
This is his Tribes speech from TED
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQGYr9bnktw"]YouTube- Seth Godin on the tribes we lead[/ame]
Here's an interview about tribes:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6vpBDFoMqc"]YouTube- Seth Godin Explains Why You Need a Tribe[/ame]
I think it should be obvious why this is relevant to online community building. I've never been a very big fan of a technical micromanaged approach to it, as if it's mathematics or something, but about being and offering something special that people would be attracted to: being a leader essentially. It is hard to do, and I've yet to really succeed at it, but it seems like the winning approach, and I think once we achieve it, it's far more fun than micromanaging keywords, merely starting "interesting" discussions etc.
I was especially intrigued by the comments on Apple's iPhone vs. Nokia phones...