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I recently came across a bunch of links for Online Community Manager groups or communities via the Online Community Manager LinkedIn group. I figured I’d share them!

I haven’t signed up for many of these, so I don’t know if they’re worthwhile or not, but you can find that out for yourself.

Communities of Practice on Yahoo Groups

Online Facilitation on Yahoo Groups

Assoc. of Online Community Professionals on Yahoo Groups

Association of Online Community Moderators on Ning

Community RoundTable (invite only) on Ning. Also on Twitter as @TheCR

Community Admins online forum.  This is one I actually use.  It’s fairly quiet, but I love the concept of an open forum for forum administrators to discuss common issues.

Twitter can also be a great way to keep “in the loop.” Searching certain hashtags can help you find interesting information. For example, you can search for the #octribe tag, which was a tag that came out of this year’s Online Community Unconference, as a way for online community professionals to collate information and keep the conversation going after the conference.

You could also check out the community chat on Twitter every Friday from 1pm – 2pm et. The tag is #cmtychat

Did I miss any?  Do you prefer one of these over the others?  I’d love to hear about it!

  • Patrick July 10, 2009, 12:07 pm

    Thanks for the mention, Jeremy. :) We’re a laid back community, but I think it’s a nice atmosphere.


  • Jeremy Lindh July 10, 2009, 1:06 pm

    Sure, Patrick! I’m a big fan of the community you’ve created. The people are very helpful, and share great information.

    I check it frequently.

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