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4 ways to build a great moderator team.

Community

August 2016



Tl;dr: 1. Find the value, 2. Define user trust levels and grow super users, 3. Reward and incentivize, 4. Create clear guidelines and expectations.

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The principles of a flourishing community from urban planning.

Community, Urban Planning

July 2016



I see community everywhere. Communities go way beyond social media, online or offline. They are in nature, in ecosystems, in biology, in us, in the cosmos! There are millions of communities all around us, simple and complex that are isolated, embedded and intertwined.

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How to deal with intellectual bullies in online communities.

Community

January 2016



If you’ve ever had to deal with an intellectual bully in an online community, or social media, you know that it’s one of the most unpleasant aspects of the internet. An intellectual bully may be adding value, but is mostly condescending, rude and aggressive.

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I kicked my shopping habit to the curb, for an entire year.

Personal

January 2016



Last year 2015 - was the year of conscientious consumerism for myself. I kicked my shopping habit to the curb, for an entire year. I bought no new clothes, accessories or shoes.

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