Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Social media/networking sites to consider:
- Facebook
- Digg
- Twitter
- Google Wave
- Stumble
- Vimeo
The new metro site community hosts must: 
- Be familiar and involved with new social media
- Have strong management skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Have strong news judgment
- Have exceptional interpersonal skills
- Be creative and flexible to changes
- Have investigative reporting mindset
- Work well under pressure and on deadline
- Be business savvy
- Be multi-skilled in digital media
- And... must be Connie Lee!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Community Hosts need to WIMF

1. Welcome--> send invites, create incentives for frequent visitors, plan/attend social events or workshops to develop relationships and involve community, and organize content to be user-friendly.
2. Introduce--> use links, hashtags, photos, and a variety of social networking sites to introduce visitors to relevant blogs, articles or videos. 
3. Moderate--> oversee discussion forums, comments, mentions and any user-submitted content for appropriateness and constructiveness.
4. Fulfill---> actively update, regenerate and respond to community.