Given the mad times we live in, with social media taking over our lunch break and sabotaging our real-life connections (that’s another topic altogether), it is not a surprise that people are much more selective as to where and what they spend their time on. Read more
In the era of Influencers, Intagrammers, Youtubers and the like, it has become evident that the world is but a fishbowl. Before the rise of internet, Facebook, and the gazillion social media platforms now available, people used to go to their local newspaper for information, listen to the radio for news and traffic updates, check out the encyclopedia (an actual paper book) to understand a topic further, and ask the next-door-neighbor about his/her opinion no the latest informercial product. Well, folks, the game has changed. Online communities are on the rise. The era of informercials is dead. If you have a business or hobby and wish to share it with the world, keep reading. This article outlines “6 tips for creating a successful online community”.
We sometimes get asked, “Do you have examples of successful communities, powered by PeepSo?” So, I decided to reach out to one of the fastest growing communities we have, at the moment.
We reached out to Jules Doyle, founder of Unfound, a bike lover’s haven and community. We asked about Unfound’s inception and how things have taken shape throughout these past years. Here’s what he had to say.
The first release of July and so close to PeepSo’s third birthday, counting from the first stable 1.0.0 release. I feel like we should celebrate a little but about that later. There’s a number of Sponsored Features that were introduced in this version thanks to Dale. He’s one of the biggest supporters of PeepSo and has invested a lot. Hence, the heart VIP icon representing our ♥.
The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
The reasons people run away from facebook and other similarly huge networks are plenty. People run away because they are looking for privacy. They run away in fear of fake news. They’re looking for a place where they can feel safe. Where like-minded people can focus on that particular topic that makes them tick. Read more
You might have read how you actually need your own social network for your blog if you want to flourish. Let’s take it a step further, though. Empower your users to not only share their own thoughts via PeepSo posts on your community. Give them the tools to contribute to your blog.
Creating great content that’s interesting to people on your WordPress blog can prove challenging at times. Asking for your community members’ opinion is awesome, and people love to share. When Your Community writes and shares you let them take some of the load off your shoulders. Let them create valuable content. Empower your users and get a lot in return! Read more
When Valerie Elmore saw a dog run out on a local road and get hit by a car, she did what anyone would do. She gathered the dog up and drove straight to a nearby animal hospital. Unfortunately, the dog died, and Elmore turned to NextDoor, a local social network, to find out whether anyone had lost their pet. Read more
For about a month at the end of 2016, Transport for London, the body responsible for managing the London Underground, conducted an interesting experiment. It tracked the mobile phones of passengers traveling through the center of the city. Gizmodo has managed to acquire the data that TfL gathered — and it has some valuable lessons for managers of private social networks. Read more
“In general, networks like Facebook and Instagram are sharing platforms — they’re super broad. And when you’re posting about your passion, it’s irrelevant to many of your friends.” That quote on DigitalTrends.com comes from Fishbrain CEO Johan Attby. It sums up everything we believe about private social networks. Read more