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Women in Business: Q&A with Gina Bianchini, CEO and Co-Founder of Mightybell

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Gina Bianchini is an expert in creating smarter social networks online and in the real world. She is the founder and CEO of Mightybell where you can c...

Online Communities Are Most Authentic

Chris Abraham | Posted 12.24.2013 | Technology
Chris Abraham

"As long as the roots of relationship are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the community's garden. There will be growth in the spring...

3 Reasons Why Jon Acuff's Start Experiment Was Awesome Online Community Building

Cat Knarr | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Cat Knarr

Conversation from the independent Start Experiment site, FrankenSTART.com. Something awesome happened when bestselling business author Jon Acuff bu...

Afraid of Piracy? What the Online Community Willingly Pays For

Malcolm Collins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Malcolm Collins

If there is one unifying theme behind online citizens' willingness to pay, it is a perception that payment is truly earned.

The Life Out Loud: Weaving Stories to Change Lives

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

One night, Eve was confronted with the tragedy of human trafficking when she overheard a Caucasian man discussing his purchase of a very young girl for sex. Eve felt called to take action around this issue.

Can Online Communities Be Healing?

Dr. Dean Ornish | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dean Ornish

With everything that you can imagine at our fingertips, many of the social interactions that help tie people together in a community have faded away. Are communities traditionally built on relationships, trust and familiarity a thing of the past?

Let's Do Away With Anonymous Posting

Anthony Hatcher | Posted 08.27.2013 | Technology
Anthony Hatcher

The current decline in civil discourse comes from many quarters. People decry the lack of common courtesy in debates large and small. I maintain that anonymity on the Web is one factor in this decline, and if everyone with an opinion to share had to back up that opinion with a signature, there might be more restraint.

The Online Community Is Inexorably Global: Are You?

Chris Abraham | Posted 07.02.2013 | Technology
Chris Abraham

Humans are provincial; Americans doubly so. In fact, we online human-Americans oftentimes can't think past our sweat pants, ironic T, and bunny slippe...

Finally an Enterprise Roadmap for Capturing the Full Power of Social

Kare Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Kare Anderson

Lady Gaga's Little Monsters online community, designed by Backplane, quickly attracted a million unique visitors soon after launching in July 2012. Without relying on Facebook, Lady Gaga is able to host a specific interest, purpose-driven global community.

Building Social Media Communities

Chris Abraham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Chris Abraham

Communities are so used to being abused that you'll be surprised and insulted by the level of caution, dread, and mistrust you'll wander into, even if your intentions are pure and you're just looking for ways to discover, engage, and help folks online.

Joseph-Gordon Levitt Hosts Tour

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 10.01.2012 | Entertainment

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is taking his love for the arts on the road. According to a press release, the "Looper" star will host the fall tour for his onli...

Let's Put the Media Back in Social Media

Karthika Muthukumaraswamy | Posted 07.31.2012 | Technology
Karthika Muthukumaraswamy

Are we taking social media terms much too literally? They are called social media for a reason -- they are not so much social communities as they are sources of information and platforms for communication.

A Modern Voice of an Ancient Alphabet

Kelley Harrell | Posted 05.09.2012 | Books
Kelley Harrell

The insights he drew from that era fuel his drive to share the Runes as a tool to help others needing such wisdom today. In that light, Tyriel feels the Runes have great significance to modern life and perspectives.

(fluff)Friends: A Warning to Game Developers

Kit Marsters | Posted 11.30.2011 | Business
Kit Marsters

For a game developer, a dedicated community of players is everything. You can spend your life working on a brilliant game, but without players to embrace your creation it hasn't got a heart, or a soul.

The Women We Know

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morra Aarons-Mele

Something positive is happening among American women, and it's largely happening online in "micro communities," and then in large gatherings. Micro communities of powerful women are working together.

The Future Starts Now!

Darell Hammond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Darell Hammond

In my world at KaBOOM!, it starts with a playground.  In the non-profit and philanthropic world, the future starts now. As part of the non-prof...

The Philosophical Significance of Twitter: Consciousness Outfolding

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Daou

The collective sharing of our thoughts, from the inane to the mundane to the profound, enabled by technology, is changing our perception of reality and thus changing reality itself.

Online Social Networks Empower Older People

nytimes.com | Stephanie Clifford | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Like many older people, Paula Rice of Island City, Ky., has grown isolated in recent years. Her four grown children live in other states, her two marr...

How Social Media Today and its Online Communities Reinforce Blogging

Ari Herzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ari Herzog

Disclosure: In late February, I was recruited by Robin Carey and Jerry Bowles, co-founders of Social Media Today and joined their team as a community ...

Three Quick Steps to Jump-Start America's Public Diplomacy

Jamie Metzl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Metzl

We must transform the American government's primary means of public communication from a one-way broadcast model to a two-way dialogue model.