Alban Rampon

Aide-mémoire of my extracurricular activities

Browsing Posts in Twitter

Introduction

At the time of writing, I am looking after the ARM Connected Community. Not only as Enterprise Community Manager but also system administrator of our Jive community. So, when our members and community owners (the people who own an area in the community) asked for features, I want to see what I could do. If don’t intend to do anything with user feedback, what’s the point in asking for it?

Why do Custom Theme in Jive

Out of the box, you cannot find any social sharing capability. Most likely because Jive software was primarily used for internal communities. Social media is an important way to promote content. Part of the project delivery included adding social sharing capability, so I didn’t start from scratch. However, shortly after launch we discovered that our requirements were quite sub-optimal (not to say wrong). The major flaw was that the social sharing buttons (icons) were only visible to members who logged in, and not to simple visitors. Also, community owners indicated that they were more likely to share content they have read… so having the social sharing buttons at the bottom of the content was also judicious.

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We have a technical community and the company is present on a few social networks. That is what determined the choice of social sharing buttons: Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and Sina Weibo (for our Chinese audience). You can learn more about my employer social media presence in ARM Social Media.

Social Sharing Icon Tray

Example of Social Sharing Icons Implemented

Once you create your publisher account, and selected your social networks you get two things to insert in your page:

  1. The javascript code which dictates the behaviour,
  2. The buttons themselves to add where you want them in your page.

NOTE: call the JavaScript in your page footer instead of the recommended <head>, this way if the script takes longer to load, your full page is not frozen empty… That’s happened to me and a few others

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TwitterTwo years ago, I did not “do” Social Media at all. Then I learnt, a bit the same way I learnt how to cook!

I started by following recipes found on the web (or grandmother for cooking), and then made my own. I mean, when you don’t really know what you are doing, you try. Then, when you understand better, you become more adventurous 😉 and you get to know which flavours work together.

1- Twitter

Back in May 2009, I didn’t have a Twitter account and started cutting my teeth on @AlbanRampon, and @ARMCommunity had less than 200 followers. continue reading…

Social Media NetworksIf you are interested in ARM Architecture and in ARM Technology, you are probably already a member of the Linkedin ARM Based Group. If you haven’t feel welcome to have a peek. I sent the following message to the 3000 members and do welcome your feedback here or there!

Dear all,
I was finding it a bit of a stretch to expect anyone to remember that, to go to the Linkedin ARM Based Group, you need to go to http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=85447… as I cannot.

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It has now been a couple of weeks, but let’s say I have not really had time to get bored… With a bit of travel and friends.

The event went well and we had more than 250 registrations. Of course, as always with online events, not everyone showed up. But still, I think we had around 150 attendees on the call. Quite pleasing for my first webcast.
Of course, I understand that I’m not the individual who brought most of the attendees. But having been with Karen Bartleson, Jim St Leger and Pat was a really great experience.
I also have to applaud Lori Kate for following the call AND tweeting about it all along. continue reading…

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