Special Interest Group: Government

Why People Join Online Communities

  • 1.  Why People Join Online Communities

    Posted 10-14-2015 07:28
    Edited by Mark Patrick 10-15-2015 06:43

    While planning for our 22 October 2015 kickoff meeting, I came across this on Twitter.  Click the link for the entire article, but it opens with this...

    "Broadly speaking, people join a community for one of four reasons:

      • They want to contribute to getting something done – shared purpose
      • They want to connect with others in a similar life condition – shared circumstance
      • They want to acquire or impart knowledge or skills – shared practice
      • They want to explore or express their passion – shared interest."

    Good food for thought for the planning team.  What are you looking for in a community like our Federal Government Special Interest Group?  Have you read our draft goals and policies?

    Join us in the FEDSIG!

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    Mark Patrick
    Chief, Information Management Division
    Joint Staff, US Department of Defense
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