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I'm closing this tomorrow. Experiment over. Thanks all for taking part, not taking part or simply taking advantage. Interesting exercise. 
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+Sue Llewellyn what were your conclusions?
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Social media expert Sue Lewellyn looks into how conversations on social media can be highly beneficial to business by providing hugely valuable information.
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My thoughts on running a Google+ community
 
7 tips for journalists managing Google+ Communities: Storyful's Joe Galvin and social media expert Sue Llewellyn share lessons learned from their own Google+ Communities, successful or not
Storyful's Joe Galvin and social media expert Sue Llewellyn share lessons learned from their own Google+ Communities, successful or not
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This community has been an experiment.  I set it up a couple of years ago when communities first started to see what happens in and to a public community.

It's now got a staggering 21,673 members ... 99.9% of whom are nothing to do with digital journalism and many of whom are spammers flooding the site with rubbish or irrelevant self-promotional updates.  This just proves that numbers aren't everything.  Frankly in this case they mean absolutely nothing. 

It's been interesting to see what happens if something like this is left unmoderated. I had initially invited several people to be moderators but only one actually did anything and despite valiant efforts to update and keep people on message he felt as if he was swimming against the tide of spam.

I'm posting this now to see if anyone actually sees it. 

If you do see it,  I'd really appreciate if if you could comment or say something just to see if posts actually do appear to any of you members

Lessons learned: 

1.  Have a private community and invite members to apply
2.  Have a few moderators who genuinely care about the subject and community and will keep it on track.  Perhaps there's something in it for them to be recognised as moderators
3.  Make sure it's regularly updated with interesting content and encourage people to get involved in discussions. 
4.  Delete spam and rubbish immediately and keep the intro pages fresh and updated.  Nobody likes a ghost town (unless it's really interesting to wander about and look at things so that you actually learn something from it)
5.  And lots more to say but ... and this is the key ... time is pressing and I have to get on with the day job :)

Thanks for reading and if you reply then thank you for listening !
Sue
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In a public community, a lot could happen, as everyone comes from various backgrounds (skin colour, religion and marital status etc).

Ideas are discussed, relationships are formed & bridges are built so on, that won't ever take place in a restricted environment : Ms Llewellyn, this is a brilliant experiment that has been carried out, if only our world had this mindset right from the start!.
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Are you content with your content? 

Here's a short post I wrote for Hiscox UK which features how to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew and having the right approach to social media content.
Producing social media content with no results? Sue Llewellyn looks at common mistakes brands make with content.
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If you're planning your social media content strategy, what should you be doing to get it right?  Check out my latest column.
Producing social media content with no results? Sue Llewellyn looks at common mistakes brands make with content.
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Journos: very handy tool -> RT @SarahMarshall: How to find the first mention of a word or hashtag on Twitter http://sarahmarshall.io/post/104094938243/how-to-find-the-first-mention-of-a-word-or-hashtag …
I came across this brilliant tool tool today that allows you to find the first mention of a word, phrase or hashtag on Twitter. Who Said It First has been built by Amit Agarwal (@labnol) who created...
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How to balance the personal with the professional on social media - it's a massive issue for some people who end up being too scared to do anything.  The advice I give in this piece is something I tell CEOs, celebrities etc.  I hope it might be helpful if you're one of those who struggle with 'getting social'
Social media expert Sue Llewelyn discusses how a stop-start approach to social media can help you balance the personal with the professional.
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My thoughts on setting up this community experiment
 
7 tips for journalists managing Google+ Communities: Storyful's Joe Galvin and social media expert Sue Llewellyn share lessons learned from their own Google+ Communities, successful or not
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"Without trust you have nothing and trust, like respect, needs to be earned."
Me on why business and bosses need to 'get social'
Social media trainer and media expert Sue Llewellyn examines the value of social for building, maintaining and increasing trust.
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Useful round-up of what's new in Social Media this week.  Catch up with the news on Twitter video, group messaging etc
Social media news and new developments making social media marketing easier. (Twitter mobile video, Facebook Conversion Lift, Facebook Lite App)
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Why a failure to plan is a plan to fail for the small business owner. My new column for Hiscox.
Hiscox's media columnist Sue Llewellyn asks why so many companies launch into a social media journey without spending time mapping out their route.
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Journalist. Social media strategist. Trainer. UltraSocial animal
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    Co-Founder, present
  • BBC News
    Producer/reporter, 1993 - 2008
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