If you want to move beyond "engagement" as a buzzword, and make it something serious, you need to do something like this.
Do persistent trolls have discernible psychological characteristics? Some research suggests they might…
Is platform publishing a wrong turn on the way to sustainable online publishing?
The company behind League of Legends is fighting widespread trolling with academic research - and experimentation.
For those who aren’t aware, within Medium are several publications they run in-house, including Backchannel, a tech magazine, and Matter, which is an evolved form of the long-form science journalism crowd-funded startup which I’ve written about in the past.
And they’re open to pitches.
However, you might want to take a good look at what they require before you pitch away:
- already be on Medium, writing, responding, highlighting, recommending and engaging with communities
- be eager and excited to interact not only with users who respond to your story — but also users out on the platform obsessing over similar ideas and topics.
No “dump your copy and run” here – you’re expected to be part of the community, not just a supplier to it.
More publications should do this.
An interview with little old me about the communities and content and their role in online property marketing.
An XKCD for those of us who were doing community on the web long pre-social networks
A checklist of how to screw up community development as a publisher.
Maslow's Hierarchy of needs - simple, compelling and…uh…inaccurate.
Can we have integrated, concessive communities. Research suggests not, says Zachary Neal.