It's been another eventful week here in the JC ... so this is whats going down.

 

Community Highlights

This week we had two amazing blog posts posted, so rather than choosing one...I'm going to choose both.

 

Do you "bee"lieve in community? in Internal Community Managers by john ridings

... If you ever need an easy to remember analogy describing community collaboration, I hope this serves that purpose.

 

Community Advocates: Your Secret Weapon in Going Global and Viral, By Claire Flanagan, CSC in The specified item was not found. by Claire Flanagan

In summary, advocates can:

  • Be your local story tellers to their peers, to others in the industry or with other members;
  • Demonstrate best practices for community use to be emulated by others in the community;
  • Be a powerful front line source for member support and answers;

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If you have a moment, take a look at these posts and Bookmark / Rate / Like accordingly.  We greatly appreciate both John and Claire's time for sharing their insights. =)

 

Remember, if you have a conversation, idea, or blog post that you'd like to get out into the community...please let me know and I can highlight as appropriate.

 

Hats Off

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This episode of Hats Off is a bit special for me, as I get to promote a former colleague of mine.  His name is a Rene Cacheaux.  Back in February 2011, Rene and I were talking about an application to salvage whiteboard conversations in meetings, and how nice it would be if you could just take a picture with your iPhone or iPad ... and upload them to Jive.  About 24 hours later, Rene stops by my desk and says..."Hey, check this out".  Low and behold, he had developed a functioning prototype application for his iPhone.  Needless to say, he had caught the social bug.  =) Fast forward 10 months, and he has put together a nice looking application on the iTunes App Store in his spare time that leverages the new REST APIs in Jive5.

 

Mobile Snap Share for iOS - Now Available!

Take picture(s) of anything and have them uploaded to your registered Jive instance as a single/multi-page PDF.  This will allow you to continue your conversation via Inline Comments in the Preview interface on top of your pictures.  For more information, you can visit the following links: 

Apple App Store

 

If you give this app a a try, please take a moment to provide feedback to Rene and Rate his App in the Apple App Store.  He's got a lot of ideas for this app and would love to hear your thoughts as he looks at the next release.

 

 

What Have I Been Doing?

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For the past few weeks, the IPO preparations have consumed most of my time. (See Paving the new way to the NASDAQ ... with Social Business)  Probably the single most fun project I've done in a long time recently came to a close .. and was a great success.  Here is a picture of the 7-story digital board at Times Square that showed your tweets on the day of our IPO.  We are awaiting a high-quality video from NASDAQ.  Once received, we will upload the video to the community so people can see their tweets on the billboard.  Stay tuned!

Many thanks to greg.allen for his awesome design!

 

In addition to this I've started moving forward on a few more Regional User Groups, such as the Switzerland User Group, Germany User Group, and UK User Group (updated). 

 

If you haven't noticed, I've also been writing a blog series called the Introducing the 12 Days of Conversations ... in Jive Talks.  Just posted Day 10: Where do you draw the line for social in your business? ... and 2 more to go!  For fun, you should check out the Day 8:  What movie quote best represents the state of your social business?

 

What's Next?

 

I will be out of the office most of next week, returning just before the new year.  As such, I do not anticipate accomplishing anything too magnanimous, but I do know that all the conversations around Documentation, Community IA, etc... have been going really well and we are almost to a point where we can start the first phases.   So stay tuned!

 

Reminder: If you haven't done so yet, please make sure to link your Twitter to the Jive Community, and use the tag #socbiz to have your status updated in the JC.

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What are your Thoughts?

 

If you were the community manager, where would you focus your time?  Help me understand what's important to you and help me incorporate that into my road map. 

Remember:  This is not MY Community ... this is OUR Community!

 

Sincerely,

Ryan Rutan - Your Community Manager