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Women I admire! (random list)

Women I admire! (random list)

I’m not exactly a feminist. I’m not even a very political person. But I’m a woman and I suddenly realized I don’t really know that many women and there are definitely more men than women in the group of people I would call my “professional network”. That sucks! Which is why I went and joined …

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I’m at Free Culture Incubator No. 7 COLLABORATIVE CREATIVITY

I’m at Free Culture Incubator No. 7 COLLABORATIVE CREATIVITY

On June 30th, please join us at the Free Culture Incubator at Supermarkt, Berlin. The Free Culture Incubator is a series of workshops initiated by Ela Kagel, with the aim to explore the different facets and models that make up ‘free’ culture, ranging from digital rights to open innovation and collaborative consumption. This session’s topic …

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New Rules of Competing

New Rules of Competing

Recently I helped my colleague Frieda prepare a presentation for the Community Summit. At jovoto, we have been discussing co-opetition as a main source of motivation for the high user engagement on our platform. Co-opetition is really a new form of competiton, one that is more fit to suit the expectations and values of network …

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Why little collisions are a good thing

Why little collisions are a good thing

Recently in the betahaus CafĂ© I spoke with a friend about what makes up a community. He is a filmmaker and he said he was mainly interested in working already existing, strong networks of people. People, perhaps, sharing the same space, such as the betahaus for example. At betahaus, people may not all work on …

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Types of online communities

Types of online communities

How can we establish a more differentiated discourse in community management? I’ve sometimes found it frustrating to discuss online communities and community management because there’s a tendency to keep things too general, resulting in commonplace observations because we’re comparing apples with pears. Online communities differ vastly in their purpose and formal structure, and so does …

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To just get it out there: thoughts on community

To just get it out there: thoughts on community

The unlikelihood of community. The idea of community seems oddly outdated. Where individualistic values rule, traditional frameworks loose their grip, and an impenetrable mess of identities, philosophies and styles should result. All things in common would dwindle down to an absolute zero, a point at which one language is understood by one person, and one …

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