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Review: The Art of Community By Jono Bacon

24 Dec


One more day left in the O’Reilly blogger review program.  This time I have been looking at The Art of COmmunity by Jono Bacon.

Overall it’s a great book for a foundation in community building and growing social websites.  It’s filled with lots of good advice and common sense.  My main complaint is I wish there were more stories.  You can’t always expect the author to be authoritative on every topic, as a reader you want more anecdotes and support for why you should take the authors advice.  It may not be a good fit for seasoned community managers, but it’s a great volume for programmers, project managers and young community managers.  It’s well worth a read.

BTW what a great name, Jono?  and Bacon!  I have to do more research on this guy.  Also, for full disclosure I haven’t finished the book yet, but so far I’m enjoying it.  I’ll add a follow up post when I’m done.