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Social Media Roundup: Kick Your World Into Gear

By / Feb 20, 2013 (iStockphoto/Thinkstock)

Trying to keep your online community active? One community cofounder offers up his suggestion. Also: the best in event apps from SXSW.

These days, your online community might be experiencing something like that feeling you get after a big meal: a little sleepy, like it needs a kick in the pants to get things moving.

How can you breathe some life into that community? That and more in today’s Social Media Roundup:

Keep Things Fresh

Does your social community need a spark? David Spinks, CEO and cofounder of the online cooking community Feast and owner of the blog The Community Manager, has a few ideas on how to keep your community active that he shared with SocialFresh. One useful tip on growing your audience: “When you want to increase activity in your community, think about topics that your contributors have been vocal about in the past and ask a question related to that topic. Give people opportunities to share their expertise.” How do you keep threads on your internal social networks alive? (ht @SliceWorks)

Follow Those Apps

You may already look to SXSW Interactive for inspiration for your own events, but as MPI’s Jason Hensel points out, you may be able to pick up some ideas from the festival’s Accelerator finalists. Of the 48 apps duking it out for the judges, a few, such as the meeting-prep app Charlie, offer some useful solutions for meetings pros. Read Hensel’s roundup for more details. (ht @MPIRandyC)

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Ernie Smith

Ernie Smith is the social media journalist for Associations Now and a former newspaper guy. More »

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