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According to this blog, its been nearly 3 weeks since my last update, and needless to say there has been quite a bit going down.  So without further ado, let's get this party started!

 

System Announcement Recap:

 

Jive Community Scheduled Maintenance - Friday, 03/30/2012 @ 8PM PST

The Jive Community will be going down for scheduled maintenance to allow us time to roll out some new features and functions.  During this time, the community will be unavailable.  The estimated downtime should be less than 1 hour. 
Note: This maintenance will only affect this community, and will not impact other Jive hosted communities.

 

Hats Off

In this episode of Hats Off, I'd like to give a shout out to a group of people.  That group being everyone who has submitted (or will submit) a JiveWorld12 presentation proposal.  As I said in this blog post, Interested in speaking at JiveWorld12?  Here's your chance!, JiveWorld is a conference for the people, by the people.  A common piece of feedback each year has been, we want more customer stories and speaker, and it all starts with the customer submissions.  If you are even remotely considering sharing your story, idea, or topic, I strongly encourage you to at least submit an abstract (complete or incomplete).  In some cases, we may be able to pair you up with other customers as co-presenters on related topics.

 

Are you ready to share your story at JiveWorld12?  If so, share your topic before April 1st!

 

What Have I Been Doing?

 

Where to begin?  Let's just knock this out with a bullet list for simplicity:

 

What's Next?

 

As I stated during my last update.  Given the flurry of projects going on in the JC, things are moving a mile a minute.   When things are close to being released, I will probably provide an update; however, during periods where there are long levels of planning and development, and nothing I can show, these posts can get pretty dry.  As such, I'll make the posts when there is something to tell...hopefully every 2 weeks, but definitely at least once a month to make sure we keep in touch.  Does that sound fair?

 

In the mean time, I will continue to highlight users on the community main page, as a form of recurring Hats Off recognition.

 

Speaking of which:

Does anyone have interest in holding nominations for an annual "Jive Community Champion" award?  If so, let me know.

 

 

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

It's been an eventful few weeks here in the JC ... so this is whats going down.

System Announcement Recap:

 

Profile Privacy Reminder - Please double check your profile privacy settings.

If you are having trouble @mentioning someone, chances are they have hidden their Name inadvertently.  Double check your profile to make sure others aren't experiencing the same problem.  See Getting Started in the Jive Community - Steps to Setup Your User Profile for details.

 

Hats Off

In this episode of Hats Off, I'd like to give a shout out and welcome to all the members of our newest Regional User Group, Singapore Regional Group.  Most specifically, Esther Goh.  Ever since joining the Jive Community a few weeks ago she has been doing a great job digging in and asking questions about the Jive platform, and we wish her the best in her journey into social business.   If you have some words of wisdom for Esther, I'm sure she would be grateful.  All this from a simple status update about rabbits!  Karotz::Home  =)

 

Just starting in the Jive Community?  Post a status update, and let us know how we can help!

 

What Have I Been Doing?

 

Well, first off, I'd like to say hello after a nice long sabbatical.  I spent a week relaxing on a beach, while hand feeding honey badgers from my hammock in t.... I wish!  In fact, the last week or so I have been fighting a pretty mean cold.  While I was able to stay on top of nominal tasks in the JC, many of my more high-touch tasks fell off the radar, including the Our Voice blog.

 

While I was out, here are some of the changes that you may have noticed:

Moving forward, for the sake of updates and time, I am considering moving these Jive Community Manager Blog  updates to a bi-monthly (2x/month) basis.  What do you think?

 

Also, for those who dont know me...I love using Economic Supply Demand Curves to explain things.  Dont ask me why, but they always seem to make sense to me.

Here's my latest use of them: Do Social Technologies Cause Less Email?

 

What's Next?

 

Over the coming weeks you will notice a large number of groups/spaces being revealed that will relate to some of the new information architecture patterns in the Jive Community I've been working on.  So that is a short-answer to a long-tail of changes that are up and coming.

 

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