The latest issues of Start-Up magazine is out and it includes a feature article I wrote about building online communities. It’s a subject close to my heart and one which I’m currently involved in with a (slightly) stealth project.

The article can be seen here. In it I look at three interesting case studies for both the right way, and the wrong way to build successful online communities.

Suffice it to say we’ll be eating our own dogfood with our community – watch this space!

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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  • Hi Ben, you’ve mentioned Geekzone as the largest tech site in New Zealand “by a large margin” but it could be argued that Gameplanet is NZ’s largest tech site/community. Years ago it started off solely as gaming discussions but has evolved to have arguably more tech-related threads than Geekzone does. It must be close to New Zealand’s largest online community with over 230,000 threads and 50,000 members – with more than 500 people online most evenings.

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