All posts for “community”


Making Your Business Click: New eBook

Posted by: leelefever on November 2, 2003- 4:00pm


Categories: book, business, community, review


I don’t think anyone would disagree with the age-old adage “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know�?. It applies across our business and personal lives- the one who connects the best wins. Using a network of people to your advantage is as old as business itself- a strategy that hasn’t changed much over the years. However, just recently, the networking landscape has changed significantly. The same principles of trust, communication and relationship building still apply, but the... Continue Reading

Health-Related Online Community Use Is On The Rise

Posted by: leelefever on July 16, 2003- 5:00pm


Categories: community, healthcare, survey


The Pew Internet and American Life Project releases studies every so often that provide great insights into the ways that the Internet is affecting American life. The most recent one focuses on the ways people are accessing health information on the Internet. This study shows that Americans are using Internet to find health information and support at generally increasing levels. Particularly interesting to me, the study shows that online communities and email support groups based on health... Continue Reading

Not Quite Face-to-Face, But Getting "There"

Posted by: leelefever on July 1, 2003- 5:00pm


Categories: chat, community

Comments A Chat Room Like No Other I don't think there will ever be a replacement for good old fashioned face-to-face encounters, there are some online "worlds" out there that are getting closer and closer to the social queues that we depend on for really understanding each other in communication. is in beta testing now and it's supposed to take the interaction in virtual worlds to a new level. When your on-screen representative frowns, his shoulders sag along with the... Continue Reading

Clay Shirky: A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy

Posted by: leelefever on June 30, 2003- 5:00pm


Categories: academia, community


Clay Shirky: A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy I'm a big fan of Clay's and he always enlightens me with each writing. This one is a transcript of a keynote he did on April 24th at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology conference. It's long, but it provides some juicy insights into the behaviour of groups who gather online. Like me, he believes that a revolution is underway in the use of the Internet as a social tool.