Tag Archives: community interaction

The interactivity on your webpage

Shane Richmond adds his views to a current debate currently happening in the UK: How much commenting and interaction should take place with the community when it comes to online newspapers? The article points out that the majority of those who contribute are a small segment of angry readers. There also needs to be a way for users to interact beyond the small comment box typically found at the bottom of the article.

What do you think of these points? Is this part of the reason your company is having trouble diving into social media? While one or two boisterous readers may dominate your comments, how can you join them in the conversation? Is there a way to promote interaction from your other readers who may be content to just read your articles? How can we learn from this debate that is taking place and apply it to our own online communities?

Could Twitter be the next big marketplace

Shel Israel recently brought up an interesting topic on his blog. Although the web is known as a marketplace with eBay and Craigslist leading the way, Twitter is up and coming. eBay and Craigslist are forums where buying and selling go on, but Twitter is a true community of members. Israel shares several stories about how people have heard through items through Twitter, and it’s resulted in new jobs and the purchasing of homes. Although Twitter is not intended to become a marketplace, it may set the stage for community members to interact and connect consumers to the products they need.