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

System Announcement Recap:


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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, The specified item was not found..  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  =)


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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!



Ryan Rutan - Your Community Manager