I spend every morning trawling through the latest research published about online communities looking to see the latest progress.
I read the latest research.
Here's my tip:
1) Go to http://www.google.com/scholar (or scholar.google.co.uk) or whatever your variant is.
2) Click on Alerts at the top.
3) Click Create Alert.
4) Copy and paste - "virtual community" OR "virtual communities" OR "internet community" OR "online community" OR "internet communities"
Now you get alerts every morning delivered to your e-mail. Ignore them if you like, or scan through and pick out the interesting ones.
Much of this blog is based upon the results discovered here.
Anything relevant for clients, future books, or other work is added to Evernote. Really interesting articles are shared on CommunityGeek.
If enough of us do this, we can advance the discussion in a huge way.
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