Ron Lichty put together an event in the Bay Area that I wish I could have made. He brought together about 150 people to hear a panel of online community folks to discuss community and collaboration, moderated by Eugene Eric Kim of Blue Oxen.
Ron has posted a synopsis of the event that is almost like being there.
There are tons of great insights, but I particularly liked how Eugene started the discussion:
Eugene noted that community and collaboration software has enabled communities to self-organize online. But he advised the audience, â€œYou can say â€˜I want Wikipedia.â€™ But that doesnâ€™t mean you can put up a wiki and have it â€˜take.â€™ You canâ€™t organize self-organization.â€??
Good stuff- go check out the synopsis...