Each 2nd Tuesday and 4th Tuesday of the month, one of the bloggers in the loosely defined OCTribe group makes a call for posts related to a particular topic of online communities. Then the same blogger posts a summary and links to the submissions.
Write something related to the topic tomorrow (Tuesday, August 11), tag it #octribe, and your post will be linked from the recap page. This conversational project is just starting, so please join in!
The Aug 11 Topic: Fostering culture in and around online communities
Share your experiences and ideas around any of these:
- fostering or identifying emerging customs or taboos in an online community (for example, here's a story of an academic who discovered "that game rules encouraging competition and varied tactics hardly mattered to gaming community members who wanted to preserve a deeply-rooted culture."
- establishing or fostering culture within the organization hosting an online community
- culture clashes between online communities or between community and host organization
- offline and online culture influencing each other (for example, the prevelance of caste based groups on Orkut as a mirror of India's society
You might also find inspiration from Forum One's Online Community Culture study conducted Oct 2008.
How to participate:
- Post your thoughts on online communities and culture sometime between now and Tuesday, Aug 11.
- Tag your posts, tweets, photos, slides with #octribe
- shoot me a quick email to make sure I include your post in the round up.
- Come back Wednesday, Aug 12 to see what your fellow Online Community Tribe members have to say.