Community managers talk about hot topics in this week’s Google+ Hangout
In this week’s Google+ Hangout, we discussed some of the current topics in the news and how they may affect our communities. This was our largest Hangout yet with 16 total participants joining at some point, and nine people engaged in the conversation for most of the hour. Participants joined us from all over the country: Chicago, Atlanta, Charlotte, Tulsa and Jacksonville, FL. We also had our first international participant when Eduardo Temes joined us from Madrid!
Some of the topics we discussed were:
- Facebook will announce Timeline for brands this month
- How Pinterest Is Becoming the Next Big Thing in Social Media for Business
- Twitter Self Serve Ads Available To 10,000 Businesses
- Sneak Peek: Google Drive Likely To Resemble Google Docs
- Google+ iPhone App Gets Instant Photo Upload Feature
In my opinion, one of the best parts of the MyCMGR Hangouts is hearing different perspectives. While some of these topics were good news to some people, others had strong opposition based on their particular industry or audience. For some topics, we relied on each other to gain more information (Google Drive was a good example of this). For me, this solidified that these Hangouts are not only enjoyable, but they’re also going to be a necessity for me to stay informed and up-to-date in my role as a community manager.
Before closing the Hangout, we gave a quick plug for the Community Manager UNconference on Friday, February 24th in Chicago. Next week’s Hangout will be broadcast LIVE from the UNconference, and you can follow the conversation on Twitter at #cmgrUN. Many thanks to Tim McDonald, David Williams, Eduardo Temes, Jennifer Beese, Matt Janey, Larry Jennings and Sue John for being part of this week’s Hangout!
Do you have a topic you’d like to suggest for a future Hangout? Let us know!