So You Would Like to Create a Community… Here are 21 tips to This


Community – The Word

Overview: The word “community” is derived from the Old French communité which is derived from the Latin communitas (cum, “with/together” + munus, “gift”), a broad term for fellowship or organized society. A Community is a group of interacting people, living in some proximity (i.e., in space, time, or relationship). Community usually refers to a social unit larger than a household that shares common values and has social cohesion…  

In human communities, intentbeliefresourcespreferencesneedsrisks, and a number of other conditions may be present and common, affecting the identity of the participants and their degree of cohesiveness.

Source: Wikipedia
 

Strangely enough, building a community has become today’s big online challenge.  But we tend to forget that We, human beings, are nothing but social animals that flock together and use our unique intelligence to rule over the foodchain and stay ontop of Earth’s global eco-system. This has been thus since the beginning of times and is inscribed in our genes, in our DNA.

The use of technology has changed our social behaviour and rules guiding the ways to interact in the real world. We find ourselves serving technology instead of having technology helping us to enhance our social interaction in the real world. We are only helping technology to get more awesome everyday, while we are turning out to be unrelated individuals on the streets. Strangely, we are getting closer virtually but moving further apart in real life. Continue reading

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Social Media: A New Stage of Evolution ?


Understanding the impact of Social Media.

 
Social Media is the 3rd Millennium’s technological revolution

 Social Media is The biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution.

Erik Qualman, Socialnomics


 While everything seem to be positively changing around us, some of our benchmark values are falling apart. Those beacons we used to rely on, as reference, are losing their relevance and becoming antinomic to modern lifestyle and dynamic marketing.

With broadband access cruising to globally reach 95% by 2015, the whole wide world can access a gigantic amount of information never experienced before, in less time than ever.

What is happening and how are Social Media changing our society and modes of communication ? Continue reading

Onboard the RIO+20 Global Initiative through Global Dialogues


The Big Splash into the GLOBAL DIALOGUES

This has been 2 weeks since I got onboard the Mauritian team working towards the UN Conference Rio+20 initiative. What a rich, fruitful fortnight this has been! As a professional and an individual it has been very much inspiring.

For me, that was the perfect timing to meet with world class individuals and professionals, to start working on communication concepts that would boost the Mauritius Ile Durable (MID) Concept amidst the Global effort to change attitudes towards the environmental problems plaguing our planet.

I would suggest you join the move too. (by Clicking on the links provided at the end of the article).  It is your world, your planet and your future after all ! Continue reading

Social Media is no common medium


Tip of the Day

Be Aware! Social Media is no common medium.

If you can shred a document and rely on faulty memories in real life, on the Internet whatever you say, show, write and comment is here to STAY FOREVER and will be dug out at the least expected moment.

Don’t ever talk, write, video or comment about things you don’t know about. NEVER !

7 ways to better apprehend Facebook and Social Media in 2012


Month 3, 2012… Social Media delivers its first surprises !

February 29th, I received that alarming kind of email from network watchers Lujure reminding me of imminent changes in Facebook’s Fan Page Layouts. I was warned months back especially by Mari Smith  who during a seminar announced Facebook Fanpages switching to the more intuitive Timeline layout. And Mari Smith’s predictions were right :

… the old tactics you were using last year or two years or three years ago in social media are not really going to work in the social era.

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Fairwell my 2011 Facebook Year… Welcome 2012


My 2011 Facebook year was a bright one…

Thanks to Mauritian Facebookers for making my year !

We have been almost 300,000 Mauritians to connect regularly as Facebookers. With enhanced Social Media Growth (+7.44%) and penetration (+23.09%), we are top of the hill, 2nd in Africa behind Tunisia. In fact, we stand proudly in the global streamline at a reasonable 97th position on 213, regarding population penetration.

First, my 2011 Social Media Awards

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Managing a +21K members Facebook wall (pt 3)


Virtual WarfareDESTROY THE COMMUNITY MANAGER AND YOU DESTROY THE CAUSE!

Associated to a Cause, Community Management is a useful Weapon of Massive Awareness. It acts as a strategic ally in building, consolidating awareness around the foundations, values or the overall image of the Movement. Dynamic Community Management is a powerful catalyst and accelerator for the development of new objectives, events or achievements and can be the basis of the Movement’s success in the real world. WANTED’s September 10’s Port Louis successful Protest March is the perfect example! Fighting the basics of the cause becomes, then, futile! Continue reading