Jeremiah started his list in 2008 and asked people to leave a comment if they wanted to be included in it. He also spelled out the specific requirements for being included in the list, thus adding value to it, since he vets all the submissions -- nice! I immediately wanted to sign up, since I'm a community manager.
But, sadly, I don't qualify :-(
Jeremiah's list is for external-facing community managers, and in his selection criteria he makes it clear that those of us serving internal communities won't be included. But, he made this offer:
If you do not meet the requirements to meet this list, you can create your own, and I’ll prominently link to it.OK, Jeremiah, I accept your offer. I'm creating my own list, borrowing heavily from the excellent model you've created, and this list is for internal community managers only (since you've already got a great list for the external community managers).
So, to get included in this list, leave a comment on this post and make sure you follow and meet all of these requirements (lifted in part from Jeremiah's).
- This is your current job even if you have a variation on the title –you are not a consultant. It's okay if you wear other hats, as well, but one of your official roles is responsibility for managing an online community within your organization.
- Provide verifiable references: your title, organization, industry and a link to your blog/profile/linkedin that indicates your role and title, and/or perhaps a post that announced your title or intentions.
Community managers know better than most people the value of social networking. This list is intended to serve as a resource to help connect managers of internal online communities (i.e., staff/employees within an organization) with each other. It's also intended to become an exhibit of the large number and wide variety of organizations that are using social media software internally and recognizing the value of cultivating online communities within the enterprise.
Ongoing List of Online Enterprise Community Managers
Bill Chamberlin, HorizonWatch Community Manager, IBM
Ted Hopton, Wiki Community Manager, United Business Media
Now, don't leave me hanging here! Comment below to get added to the list, or send this along to someone you know who should be on it.