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The Art of Creating a Community

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Creating a community is the new hot trend that’s been around for decades, Google+ reinvented it with the launch of communities in January of this year. For me the concept of “community

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

While I’m not the biggest fan of Google+, I do agree that social media used in the right context can certainly be an agent for creating communities. That was part of the incentive (or as it was, my assignment) when starting TechCommGeekMom. I think if more people start understanding what Guy describes here in his LinkedIn article, there will be more of a sense of connectivity between people. I found that once I approached social media this way–creating different communities for myself (this being my m-learning/e-learning/tech comm community), I felt a greater sense of belonging. 


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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