Thursday, 26 June 2014

How Reddit Are Taking The Management Out Of Managing An Online Community

Not sure if you have heard of (or are a member of) the Reddit community, but this interesting article talks about how it has achieved incredible success worldwide by taking the approach of distributed control. Some really good points in here for Community leaders everywhere, that largely echo the findings of the KIN CoP Benchmarking study carried out a few years ago...

Key points:
1. Start by helping an existing community
2.Give people a place to feel they belong
3. It's best for communities to grow steadily
4. When a community hits critical mass, start offering subgroups
5. The success of a community is directly related to the leader or moderator
6. Give your community leaders the tools they need to succeed
7. When you give up control, your community surprises you in amazing ways

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