Archive for March, 2011
Sitemeter tends to be more complicated because in order to keep it free new accounts need to created for each site you have. This poses a problem because information distribution can be unclear. I believe sitemeter also doesn’t keep accurate track of the visits to your site; also counts when you visit your own site. Google analytics displays more detailed information and is totally free which is always a plus. Also google requires your email for account creation so you have constant updates on how your site is doing.
The organization I’m choosing is a place I currently work, this organization is decentralized because each property runs independently of each other. There are levels of management but job responsibilites are blurred; power is distributed amongst all the employees, work hours are flexible and there is ambiguity in how you complete your job task. The organization is also centralized because there is a hierarchy of status; account manager, guest service coordinator and guest service associate. This is part of a bigger hierachry which consists of all the properties in philadelphia being managed by the district manager. If I had to choose which organization this would be I would say it’s a hybrid organization because there are position titles but the power is shared amongst many people.
From what I can gather from joing 4Square, 4Square is a site that gives you the opportunity to go to places and use your mobile device to document your experience, afterwards you can comment on what you did, where you’ve been and see who else has been there. This program also lets you interact with friends or interact with people you never met.
1) I think when Christine speaks about “fellow believers” she does mean the same thing as idelogoy in the starfish and the spider. She talks about having a community of people who are already believers in you and from these people more business will be generated. This is the same concept as idelogoy because like the believers, no one person has control over their entire community. Also the believers operate on their own, taking no direction from the person they believe in.
2) The Support section makes the most sense to me because you building relationships with your believers. By showing interest in your believers they will go the extra mile for you and generating business will be easier in my opinion. If I had believers I would try the support portion of this article.
3) What Christine said makes sense, she raises valid points of why you should follow her suggestions when establishng an online community. The best community to be a part of is the one that has people in it just like yourself.
With the expanding number of users, I believe Facebook could be a viable publishing platform. As the article states Twitter has been the recent platform but because Facebook is becoming more public, this means a shift is taking place. Journalists prefer Facebook because research is easier to document and there’s no limitation on the content they use, relative to number of characters. Also Facebook serves as a lead for upcoming events, the article talked about Facebook aiding the Egyptians in their revolution. The only draw-back to using Facebook as a platform is that finding sources can be time consuming and Facebook doesn’t include many targeting options.