I’m writing this from the Community Unconference at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. It’s been a very interesting day in many ways. Lots of shifts in the community landscape and a clear division between those who are here representing the traditional forms of community (message boards, forums, etc) and those merging traditional communities into the real-time spaces of Twitter and Facebook while still trying to keep a hand on managing their brand and keeping community “sticky”.
I have a lot to say on the subject, but no time at the moment. The other theme that has emerged clearly today is that we all acknowledge that our social skills offline have not yet evolved well enough into the online space, which relates back to my post about Newsgang Live. I have a lot to say about that, too, but I recommend a visit to Cliff Gerrish’s recent post on crowd behavior.