Has anyone seen articles/metrics on how traditional businesses are succeeding by leveraging community and/or social networks? If you have link to specific research and/or articles it's appreciated. Thanks!
Recommend a really good, friendly online fashion forum (or bulletin board, or LJ) for a funky fortysomething. [more inside]
Inspire me, punk-rock style. [more inside]
I have been assigned to create a craigslist-like community board for my company's internal website. The basic idea is to have a place for 100+ employees to post classifieds, events, etc. The only problem is I have limited (no) web database knowledge or experience. Is there any kind of community board templates or software that can be easily set up?
I want to create an online forum to discuss literally all topics. I'll be recruiting well-rounded people who can discuss lots of different sorts of issues in depth. The problem is: what software to use? [more inside]
BigBrothersBigSitersFilter: I recently signed up and got approved to be a big brother for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. I just got assigned my little who is 12 yrs old, although i havent met him yet. My question is who else has been affiliated with this program and what experience can you share and what you may have gotten out of it(positive/Negative). Im excited about it and i just wanted to see what other people thought about it.
Where do I find your country's b3ta? that is, all of you non-US mefi's, what site is a good example of exported national consciousness...(before you flag, a bit more inside) [more inside]
I've written some fiction. Now I want to see if it's any good. [more inside]
Is there a website (preferably free of charge and community-driven) where people go to safely arrange one-night and/or casual hookups? [more inside]
I'm looking for a community/portal service that isn't rediculously expensive. Anyone know of such a thing? [more inside]
How do I start a grocery co-op? [more inside]
I run a small, private forum for a few friends who are scattered across the US & Canada. I'm looking for easy ways to incorporate other ways for me to enable additional communication between members - whether it's a group voice chat or a chat room. I need help figuring out how to do this very easily (I was barely technical enough to install a pretty skin for my phpBB), very cheaply (preferably free), and so that it maintains a reasonable level of privacy. Can you help me figure this out? [more inside]
What year did Amazon.com unveil community reviews? [more inside]
Hood+Tech Filter: Help me give these kids a fighting chance. [more inside]
Can a public community center charge a private daycare for space that is free to the public? [more inside]
What are the social benefits of public libraries (and literacy)? [more inside]
I have three blogs. What communities will allow me to automatically send new blog entries to the community--say in a journal form? [more inside]
BlogFilter: I found the blogfarms too confining for my blog, but I miss the social features. Is there any way to duplicate this for my self-hosted blog? [more inside]
Council clean-up day tomorrow.Tonight woman removes full length of all electrical cords from discarded appliances.Why?
What's a good website/blog/forum for iPhone hacks? [more inside]
I'd like some help finding a new weight loss community to join - one with a relatively intelligent / fun user base but that takes healthy weight loss seriously. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Are there any "smart" true crime community blogs or message boards? [more inside]
Are there other online communities like MeFi Music, where people can post songs and get feedback? [more inside]
I have an idea for a blog that might actually make the world a better place. Could it actually work? [more inside]
May I pick your brain for a moment? Yeah, thanks. See, I'm thinking I want to join some clubs or groups or organizations in the Bay area to inspire myself as well as to meet more creative, vibrant, funny, smart, interesting people my age. Tell me, what does the Bay area offer that might really enrich my life here that I might not know about? [more inside]
Does anyone have an opinion on the best of breed web forums software and drupal-like or community software out there for an asp/.net environment? [more inside]
How do small community groups with branches in different areas manage membership fees? [more inside]
Php Youtube clone but for audio only? [more inside]
Any good books/movies/etc. about the immigration experience for Mexicans in America, particularly southern California? [more inside]
I need advice for my community college job interviews this week. [more inside]
What research has been done into making a healthy small town community? [more inside]
My wife and I are about to launch a new web startup. This is her second successful venture and I am moving from agency creative to join her. Throughout the process, there are many opportunities to reinvent the wheel and I would love to connect with other people that are putting their nest eggs on the line and taking the web 2.0 leap. I am looking for a "founders forum" for entrepreneurs. Does anyone know of a forum or community that is centered around the trials and tribulations of serious startups?
GentrificationFilter: Help convince my boss that our independent coffee shop can be both profitable and actively engaged with the community. Social/community activists, please read on & help me out! [more inside]
Are there any organizations in Toronto where a person with a few months of time on his hands and a bachelor's degree in computer science could really help? [more inside]
i'm trying to increase participation and membership in the (free) adventure racing website i built, what can i do that i haven't already done? [more inside]
Anyone know of any well-written studies detailing how different psychological makeups of internet users affect the development of internet communities? [more inside]
I run a very dynamic web forum, but I need suggestions for how to make it really shine. [more inside]
open source in the physical world? [more inside]
Looking for suggestions on how to organize and promote an exchange of unused subway fare cards for travelers from Ann Arbor to DC, NYC, SF. Leaning towards a design that minimizes writing code. I'm heading out to DC Sunday and had to dig around to find the remnants of the last fare - that should have been easy and an opportunity to socialize with the last person who came back with a partly full Metrocard.
Can you suggest an online community that would help me to live better with less resources? [more inside]
What is your favourite local website? What makes it so good? [more inside]
Looking for reports about (or people working with) closed online communities inside companies. [more inside]
Are there any good online communities that deal with relationship issues, specifically a seemingly inevitable (and necessary) divorce with young kids involved? I'm looking for an intelligent, adult dominated place (like here) where I can kvetch, commiserate, and maybe get a little non-worthless outside perspective on my situation. I'm a guy if that makes a difference, but ideally I'd like to find a community that is not gender-specific. Thanks.
What were some of the most idyllic communities to have ever existed? I’m not looking for opinions, I’m looking for hard anthropological examples or studies that have been carried out on such cultures. [more inside]
In your opinion, what are the best online resources for people with depression? (e.g. communities, forums, web-based magazines etc). [more inside]
Is their a free service that will edit my essay? [more inside]
My girlfriend is in the brainstorming stage of her architecture thesis and leaning toward sustainable community planning — any ideas? [more inside]
How do I build an interactive family website? [more inside]
Living in Toronto: Anyone here ever lived around Dupont and Lansdowne? During the 80s and 90s it wasn't the nicest place to live. Has that changed? [more inside]
help me find movie or TV scenes that vividly depict the cult of individuality OR the scary nature of fake / plastic ["i drank the cool-aid"] community... [more inside]