What is a Community Manager?

Background

Wikipedia says that, “The origins of the term (online) community manager take their root in the computer games industry with the advent of MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games) back in 1995.”  The problem is, that history doesn’t take into consideration the other names by which community managers operated under in the decades previous to online gaming. Even before Al Gore “fathered the internet” and all the writing style guides said that internet should be spelled with a capital “I,” there have been online communities. And, there have been people managing and moderating those communities. (On a side note, the Chicago Manual of Style recently announced that Internet will be lowercase.)

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Five Community Management Blogs You Should Follow

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Feverbee – This is by far my favorite blog. Published daily, in bite sized pieces, Rich Millington offers wisdom and practical advice for community managers. In addition, Feverbee hosts a vibrant and active online community of its own on the Discourse platform.

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