Community Times: Communities in Web3
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We hope you had a productive month and are staying healthy both physically and mentally. It’s important to take short breaks, give yourself some time, and burnouts are real.
In the community news, this month we hosted our long-awaited offline meet-up after 2 years in Bangalore. We talked about the current hot topic “communities in WEb3” with some brilliant and lovely folks. If you were there cheers to you, and if you missed out for some reason, we’ll see you soon.
This is just the beginning of what’s more to come.
We also hosted the 9th episode of “Chronicles of Community Builders” we hosted Céline Riemenschneider in the 9th episode of “Chronicles of Community Builders” with a great host Varalakshami Dwarkanath.
On the other hand, many more new community builders have joined our community. Join us at Community Folks to get to know them and listen to their experiences.
We are here to keep you updated on all things community, the events that are being hosted, and the jobs that are open.
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Community TImes: Communities in Web3
Before we dive into the fast and flashy world of Web 3.0 communities, let’s first understand what Web 3.0 actually is and what were Web 1.0 and Web 2.0.
Web 1.0 was mainly static website owned by companies, and there was close to zero interaction between users - individuals seldom produced content - leading to it being known as the read-only web.
The Web 2.0 period began with the emergence of social media platforms. Instead of a read-only, the web evolved to be read-write. Instead of companies providing content to users, they also began to provide platforms to share user-generated content and engage in user-to-user interactions.
Web 3.0 put into words a solution for a problem that many early crypto adopters felt: the Web required too much trust. That is, most of the Web that people know and use today relies on trusting a handful of private companies to act in the public's best interests.
Web 3.0 Communities:
Communities in Web 3.0 are not much different from Web 2.0 communities. It’s still people looking to converse with like-minded folk and longing to make connections.
One thing that Web 3.0 has done is, change the onboarding experience. Earlier it used to be easy to get into any community. But in the case of Web 3.0 communities, there are proper measures being taken to make sure that you’re a real person (not a bot) and your goals are aligned with that of the community.
Web 3.0 has introduced a fast-paced environment in the community industry. Members are always looking to contribute and being recognized among their peers and community is the best way to go about it.
There are two phases to successfully building Web3 communities:
Coins in Web3 communities
Your community, Your Language
Alt Social + Dark Social for Web3 Communities
Traditional Organic Social for Web3 Communities
Core ideas of Web3:
Web3 is decentralized:
Instead of large swathes of the internet controlled and owned by centralized entities, ownership gets distributed amongst its builders and users.
Web3 is permissionless:
Everyone has equal access to participate in Web3, and no one gets excluded.
Web3 is trustless:
Trustless is more of a philosophical concept but smart contracts have made it possible.
Platforms and Tools being used in Web3:
The Future of Web 3 communities and DAOs
There will be many billion-dollar Community DAOs
Community tokens > Social tokens.
Service DAOs will play a key role in scaling Community DAOs
Must Check Out -
Be Empactful - This week’s podcast of Be Empactful brings Vineet Nandan Gupta and Shivakumar Valadi where they talk with Dr. Robert Cialdini about 6 different aspects of Influence: Reciprocity, Authority, Consistency, Consensus, Scarcity & Liking.
Listen to it here: D.I.E.B. Vantage Points on Culture & Influence
In Before the Lock - This week’s podcast of In Before the Lock brings Erica and Brian, Where they explore Zendesk and Atlassian community landing pages.
Listen to it Here: 🔓 Combo pages
We know it’s very hard to pick from so many amazing articles that get published every month but we have tried and here is the article of the month for you.
Defining a Purposeful Onboarding - Deep dive into the HOW a KNOW THINK FEEL model of Onboarding is linked to defining the purpose of a community! - by Ritu Mittal Mukharji
Events last month-
On 24th June, we hosted our 1st meetup after a long 2 years of wait. It was amazing, we got to meet so many community leaders and listened about the communities they are leading.
Special thanks to our event partner OGClubDAO, our venue partner Dérive by Hyphen, and our hiring Partners Bip, Skillenza, and Arcana for helping us make this a successful event.
We hosted the 9th episode of our series Chronicles of Community Builders with Céline Riemenschneider on the 29th of June. We touched upon various pressing matters in the industry with our host Varalakshami Dwarkanath.
You can watch the session recording here.
p.s. we have launched a new initiative where we give one of our community members a chance to be the host in the series. If you want to be one of them, contact us at: email@example.com
Till Next Time!
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