Brian Butler (@bsbutlerUMD)
University of Maryland
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Building thriving, sustainable, high-impact
online communities remains difficult.
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Communities are not networks
1. Speaking before a Group
2. Heights
3. Insects and bugs
4. Financial problems
5. Deep water
6. Sickness
7. Death
8. Flyi...
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Metrics for community ecology health

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Models of multi-community engagement

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Refactoring/restructuring subgroups

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Brian Butler
bsbutler@umd.edu
@bsbutlerUMD
University of Maryland, iSchool
Center for the Advanced Study of Communities
an...
Brian butler Vircomm14 - 'What really works in online communities? Beyond the Hype'.
Brian butler Vircomm14 - 'What really works in online communities? Beyond the Hype'.
Brian butler Vircomm14 - 'What really works in online communities? Beyond the Hype'.
Brian butler Vircomm14 - 'What really works in online communities? Beyond the Hype'.
Brian butler Vircomm14 - 'What really works in online communities? Beyond the Hype'.
Brian butler Vircomm14 - 'What really works in online communities? Beyond the Hype'.
Brian butler Vircomm14 - 'What really works in online communities? Beyond the Hype'.
Brian butler Vircomm14 - 'What really works in online communities? Beyond the Hype'.
Brian butler Vircomm14 - 'What really works in online communities? Beyond the Hype'.
Brian butler Vircomm14 - 'What really works in online communities? Beyond the Hype'.
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  • Brian butler Vircomm14 - 'What really works in online communities? Beyond the Hype'.

    1. 1. Brian Butler (@bsbutlerUMD) University of Maryland
    2. 2.  Building thriving, sustainable, high-impact online communities remains difficult.
    3. 3.  Communities are not networks
    4. 4. 1. Speaking before a Group 2. Heights 3. Insects and bugs 4. Financial problems 5. Deep water 6. Sickness 7. Death 8. Flying 9. Loneliness 10. Dog  Online participation is a public activity
    5. 5.  Metrics for community ecology health  Models of multi-community engagement  Refactoring/restructuring subgroups  Strategies for creating portfolios of motivations
    6. 6. Brian Butler bsbutler@umd.edu @bsbutlerUMD University of Maryland, iSchool Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI) (http://casci.umd.edu/) Masters of Information Management (http://mim.umd.edu/)
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