community

Fast Company Paid Community Lets Members Publish

Add Fast Company to the growing list of publishers launching readership communities. The Fast Company Executive Board now offers a waitlist in advance of its formal opening next week. FC is building its Executive Board in association with The Community Company, a virtual professional services firm that manages councils for Forbes, Rolling Stone, Newsweek and Bizjournals.

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CNBC's Technology Executive Council Summit: A Private Party

Media brands are hustling to build “community” and that trend will continue in 2021. Since executives can’t belong to them all, which one is best and by what measure? Based on attending and covering the 2nd annual summit late last month, we might suggest giving the CNBC Technology Executive Council a close look.

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Rolling Stone Paid Community Lets Members Publish

Rolling Stone magazine this week will launch the Rolling Stone Culture Council, an invitation-only community that will let members publish contributed posts on the RS web site. The new RS community is being built in partnership with The Community Company, a virtual professional services firm that manages councils for Forbes and Bizjournals.

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Quibb: Influence Behind the Velvet Rope

It's been covered by TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Gigaom and Pando. Bloomberg is an investor. Still, Quibb remains curiously undiscovered. Founded in 2012 by Canadian entrepreneur Sandi MacPherson, Quibb is an online community exclusively for tech industry professionals. It's part LinkedIn, part Quora and part Reddit.

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InformationWeek's Community Play

Informationweek debuted a new design and new features this week. The biggest change of all: new emphasis on community. Planning to contribute content? You'll want to see IWK's latest Writer's Guidelines. We've included them in our coverage. 

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Tech Edit Spotlight: Community Managers

What once was "social media" now has become "community," and that has come to mean a lot of things. It can mean listening to the web at large or to employees only. It can mean publishing one's own content or co-publishing with partners. It always means being prepared for the unexpected.

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