Online Communities: Should We Make Them More Open?

I’ve been thinking a lot about online communities, specifically the more open ones that are public-facing and either for a company’s customers or for a certain niche. Some examples would be: Allstate’s Good Hands Community MyColts.net – official community for the Indianapolis Colts AARP online community Ovation Arts Community I assume the companies that run…

Growth or Stagnation in Team Communities Online?

Planet Orange and MyColts.net are two official online communities from professional teams that often are praised by people (myself included) for being ahead of the curve and doing things the right way. But are they catching on with the average fan? Here’s an interesting picture taken from Compete.com: According to Compete.com (probably not 100% accurate,…