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.