Forum One: Online Community Report
- Every few months I like to pass on an issue of the bi-weekly free
newsletter, the Online Community Report. It is an excellent resource
for those building online communities or researching them.
PS. More info at www.onlinecommunityreport.com
>**** ONLINE COMMUNITY REPORT ****
>Newsletter for Online Community Builders
>Editors: Dan Shafer, Jim Cashel
>September 17th, 2001 | http://www.OnlineCommunityReport.com
>**** CONTENTS ****
>- Sponsor: LiveWorld
>- Sponsor: ForumsAmerica.com
>- Online Communities Swamped Following Terrorist Attacks
>- StockJungle.com Closes Community-directed Fund
>- Starwood Hotels' Staff Survey Online Communities
>- MessageKing Offers Message Board Search
>- Sponsor: Forum One Communications
>- Articles & Resources
>- Features: Interview with Guy Hibbert, Sift
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>**** EDITOR'S NOTE ****
>This is the 75th edition of the Online Community Report. Over the
>past four years we've posted over 1600 articles, features and links
>related to the business of online communities. We hope you find the
>publication helpful. If so, there are two ways you can help us:
>* Advertise!: Want to reach an audience of over 13,000 "opt in"
>readers interested in the business of online communities?
>* Tell a friend!: Pass this newsletter to others that may be
>interested to help grow our subscriber base.
>Thanks again. We'll soon be launching a new OCR website and
>continuing to inform this important sector.
>Jim Cashel <cashel@...>
>**** NEWS ****
>ONLINE COMMUNITIES SWAMPED FOLLOWING TERRORIST ATTACKS
>The online community sector played a large role this past week in
>allowing people to find one another, commiserate, and express rage.
>New York Times: "Web Becomes Global Support Forum"
>News.com: "Online Chat Ranges >From Hate to Sympathy"
>Salon.com: ""Purge Our Society," Online Bigots Shout"
>News.com: "Net Offers Lifeline Amid Tragedy"
>New York Times: "I.S.P.'s Curb Terrorist Postings and an
>STOCKJUNGLE.COM CLOSES COMMUNITY-DIRECTED FUND
>StockJungle.com has closed its Community Intelligence Fund,
>describing it as economically unfeasible due to its small asset
>base. The Fund, once as large as $7.5 million, now stands at $1.4
>million. http://www.stockjungle.com ; Morningstar.com:
>STARWOOD HOTELS' STAFF SURVEY ONLINE COMMUNITIES
>In a good example of Corporate American paying attention to online
>communities, Starwood Hotels and Resorts has a staffperson assigned
>to participate in message boards. Reuters:
>MESSAGEKING OFFERS MESSAGE BOARD SEARCH
>MessageKing offers a new search capability for web message boards.
>* Additional News at http://www.OnlineCommunityReport.com
>* Post News at http://www.OnlineCommunityReport.com/pform.f1ml
>***** SPONSOR'S MESSAGE: FORUM ONE COMMUNICATIONS *****
>PROFITS FROM ONLINE COMMUNITIES: The business of running an online
>community has never been tougher. Forum One Communications provides
>industry-leading consulting services on the business of online
>communities: finance, strategy, growth, business partnerships,
>investment, exit strategies. Please see
>http://www.ForumOne.com/capital/ for more information.
>**** JOBS ****
>* In preparation for a series of specialized online events, Online
>Briefings is interested in hearing from experienced online
>facilitators (editorial background a plus) to help develop the next
>wave of community-centric knowledge formation for business and
>professional markets. Virtual production processes. Understanding of
>interaction in asynch settings essential, as is the context and
>larger community in which these events take place. twalsh@...
>Roles for lead facilitator, associate producer.
>* Additional Jobs at http://www.OnlineCommunityReport.com/categories/jobs.html
>* Post Available Jobs at http://www.onlinecommunityreport.com/jobposting.htm
>**** ARTICLES & RESOURCES ****
>* Business Wire: "Web Crossing Announces New Support Crossing
>* Computerworld: "Covisint Taps MatrixOne For Collaboration Tools"
>* eContent: "In the Key of C: Content and Community Co-mingle"
>* News.com: "Virtual Shareholder Meetings Flop"
>* News.com: "Lovelorn Seek Mates Online" (dating service popularity)
>* PR Newswire: "Akonix Research Server Enhances Sales, Marketing,
>and Product Development Efforts"
>* Press Release: "ChatSpace Providing the "Connect" in Sony's
>* Press Release: "Octave Communications Unveils MeetAbout" (phone
>* Reuters: "Electronic Arts Suspends 'Majestic' Online Game"
>* Conference: "II World Congress of Citizen Networks" Buenos Aires,
>Dec. 5-7 2001 http://www.globalcn2001.org/ingles/index_ing.html
>* Conference: "Fourth National Community Network Conference" Austin,
>TX Dec 2-4 2001 http://www.tcrc.net/conference/default.asp
>* Additional Articles at
>* Additional Resources at
>* Post Articles / Resources at http://www.OnlineCommunityReport.com/pform.f1ml
>**** FEATURES ****
>INTERVIEW WITH GUY HIBBERT, SIFT
>Sift is a large British online community consulting and technology
>firm. CEO Guy Hibbert shares his perspective on online communities
>in Europe in an interview with Jim Cashel.
>* Additional Features at
>ONLINE COMMUNITY REPORT is a free twice-monthly publication edited
>by Dan Shafer dan@... and Jim Cashel
>cashel@..., with assistance from the staff of
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>community companies, with particular focus on business strategy,
>funding, partnerships, and mergers / acquisitions.
>(c) 2001 Online Community Report / Forum One Communications Corporation