Community Signal is a podcast for experienced online community professionals, including those working in audience engagement, association management, developer relations, moderation, trust and safety, and more. It's released every two weeks and hosted by industry veteran Patrick O’Keefe.
This is a very community-focused program. There are plenty of social media and marketing podcasts out there. That’s not what this is. Social media is a set of tools. Community is a strategy you apply to those tools. Marketing brings new customers. Community helps you keep them.
Lessons from Community Memory, the First Publicly Available Social Media System
Lee Felsenstein’s work in tech and social organizing led to the creation of the Community Memory project, the first publicly available social media system and public computerized bulletin board system.
Creator Tools Drive Community Interest and Revenue for Old Call of Duty Games
The ability to co-create and remix is the focus of this episode, as it leads to Call of Duty being more valuable to all parties, from the game publisher that owns the franchise to the player who plays alone.
Building a Financially Self-Sustaining Community of Muslamic Makers
In addition to practicing community management as a profession, many of the listeners, guests, and even members of the team behind Community Signal, manage communities part-time.
Holding Communities for Community Professionals to a Higher Standard
What goes into creating inclusive, diverse, and truly open and welcoming spaces for community professionals? Who is given a platform to share knowledge?
Facebook’s Australian News Ban Will Lead to Even More Misinformation
What would happen if you woke up tomorrow and couldn’t share any news articles on Facebook? How would that impact the communities that you manage or the way you share information with family and friends?
Traumatic Weather Events and Climate Change Denial at Weather Underground
As a community strategist at Weather Underground, Michelle Schlachta encountered stories of people that experienced traumatic weather-related events and sought the community out for education and healing.
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I love this podcast and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to learn more about cultivating a community with their marketing tactics. Every single episode is filled with actionable tips and insights, so you can't go wrong in choosing one!
Lots of great interviews with online community managers. Come away from every episode with new ideas
I've learned SO much through this podcast!
I have learned so much through this podcast. Fantastic sound quality and amazing content. Patrick knows his stuff, no awkward pauses as the host tries to come up with a question, the conversation just flows freely, and you can tell he really loves what he does. Thanks for being awesome, Patrick!