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Community Craft @viamirror :: 🇵🇷
Jan 15
Been noticing a fork in how web3 orgs are evolving:

• Product-Communities (@guildxyz)
• Community-Products (@FWBtweets Dashboard)

Different approaches to mission development, interaction paths, and energy focus. Both excellent adventures for community development. In product-communities, a small team creates a product and mobilizes a community that supports and rallies around the mission.

Then the community helps shape the product through active input, advocacy and partnership in testing as well as adoption.
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Nov 23, 2021
Let’s get readddyyyyyy. Welcome to the FIFTH week of

***Vibe Ops🌞***

Each week, DAO contributors share their stories, articles, and do a Q&A with folks.
This week's topic: Digital Space Design

Our Hosts: @albiverse, @RattyMouseman
twitter.com/i/spaces/1dRKZ… Curious about the long-term agenda? Take a peak here. Each week on Tuesday at 10am EST we will take a deep dive look at:
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Nov 22, 2021
Once community comms infrastructure in place, then comes parallelisation: mission, projects, incentives, governance.

But no scale until reliable comms in place for community mobilisation. A strong influential network lead is a shortcut… but unsustainable, point of failure. In the short term, effective. In the long term you need to replace personal network influence with tech power. And that means inspiring comms delivered at scale. In other words: fan development.
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Nov 22, 2021
Every community should have a living manifesto, that get's reviewed every season, and re-written from scratch every age (4-5 seasons).

It is the north star, a call-to-action, and summary of values, and a primary form of alignment between new members. A well-written manifesto should be an articulation of the vibe, a spawner of memes, and a decision framework for potential as well as current contributors.
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Nov 22, 2021
✨Some news✨
I'll be joining @viamirror team as their DAO Lead! 🪞

My journey into web3 started in 2014, as a crypto-lurker, then a year and a half ago I fell into the rabbithole of digital communities. And barely 2 months ago I decided to go full web3.

What a ride. In the role, I'll be supporting Mirror's journey to full decentralization:

- Building community infrastructure
- Mobilizing the most talented group of web3 writers, creators, and communities in our space today
- Nurturing an ecosystem of mutual support and D2D partnerships
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Nov 22, 2021
Meta Thread on Community Maturity Roadmap
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Nov 22, 2021
Five types of community messaging:
- Sharing (Ideas, News)
- Signalling (Direction)
- Scheduling (Events)
- Summary (Newsletter)
- Sh*tposting (Connection)

We need interfaces that can handle them all, and create feeds tailored by type. Sharing ideas evolve often from a dedicated channel, into some signalling milestone - then into gDocs, knowledge mgmnt or exploration interface. Very fragmented today.
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Nov 21, 2021
Community scale is based on parallelisation, not sequential speed. Investing in core foundations to support multiple decoupled projects is the key. Reflecting on this thought: why does it feel like traditional companies are constrained by this? What are the characteristics that help parallel execution vs. coupled dependencies?
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Nov 21, 2021
The scale of digital communities is constrained by the clarity in how to prioritise, not by the clarity in what to prioritise.

How to make decisions >> What should we do now

The former supports decentralized and parallelised execution - the later centers on group consensus How to make decisions is a recipe book that should be written for every community:

- Clarity in values
- Clarity in evaluation criteria
- Clarity in appropriate governance pathway
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Nov 20, 2021
I wish I had understood the power of poetry decades ago.

Alas, it’s something that needed to be found on its own timeline. I totally misunderstood the power of language for so long - it’s as much a tool to communicate with others, as a way to communicate with your selves (emphasis on the plurality there).
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Nov 20, 2021
At @creatorcabins we are living the evolution of the DAO, and discovering together what it takes to build a community of courageous contributors.

Want to take a peak at what we've seen? In our new "How To" article we talk through DAO Leadership. What is this DAO Leadership Magic? Where..

* Contributors are humbly confident and believe they can navigate the unknown.

* Contributors understand their mission and advocate for the community’s vision.

* Contributors have a bias towards action and act towards emergent goals.
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Nov 19, 2021
Building digital-first communities follow an interesting path - you have to build communication scaffolding prior to allowing strategy, governance and longer-term components emerge. In some ways this requirement was hidden from obvious need since in-person work provides you that scaffolding for granted: synchronous conversation and dialogue.
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Nov 18, 2021
The C*nst*t*onDAO is an absolutely excellent case study for the future of memetic swarm power, networked movements, populist democracy, and poor time-based decisions.

Folks should pay close attention and write 1000s of articles. This show is just getting started 🍿 If you are a community manager, DAO summoner, or contributor - I encourage you to read through the history of this monumental financial flash mob, it’s power, weaknesses, and, importantly, it’s mistakes.
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Nov 18, 2021
This is an excellent example of governance evolution, would recommend a detailed read and a strong analysis of this evolution is varying from traditional hierarchical models.

Some people will say this is holacracy, others a reinvention of functional hierarchies, etc… But each of these opinions to me is seeking to attach a known label to new cooperation mechanisms. We’ve never had bounties, Coordinape, ownership payments, transparency, and voting - ever.
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Nov 13, 2021
Career progression in digital-first organizations seems different. In interlocking networks there is dynamic upward mobility, instead of convergent paths. What are the consequences of this? How will people shape their journey? In the emerging space there are four levels of rewards, which intuitively are associated with varying levels of status and power:
- No Payment
- Bounties
- Grants / Projects
- Stipends
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Sep 29, 2021
Digital-Native Organization Compensation Framework:

- Grant Allocation (DAO to Guild to Project to Member)
- Role Based 'Salary' (UBI, (opt by level or skill xp)
- Subjective Contribution (e.g. via Coordinape)
- Objective Network Activity (e.g. via SourceCred) Digital-Native Organization Compensation Framework:

- Stablecoins
- Community Tokens
- Partnership Token
- Other Rewards: NFTs, Events
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Sep 29, 2021
Ok, so I'd like to add a plug-in to my website (currently in Notion) where people can purchase a set of services via crypto? Let's say for example, someone wanted to buy a 1-hour advisory/coaching session.

1. They would go to my website
2. Browse 2-3 types of services (e.g. chat, interview, research)
3. Purchase via crypto transaction a token redeemable via burn for the service (edition NFT?)
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Sep 29, 2021
As I move to become a full time contributor in web3, it becomes increasingly apparent that we need new software.

Here’s a breakdown so far of everything that’s done manually: Part 1: Ecosystem

Dashboard with multi-DAO membership summary, activity levels, active commitments, proposals, votes, drops, events, announcements
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Sep 29, 2021
“We are desperate for Creator platforms in HR:  we want to create learning content, employee journeys, feedback systems, back-to-work tools, reporting and analytics interfaces, and lots of communication and change programs…. We don’t want HR Tech platforms that “do what is designed” – we want systems that let us create our own content, our own customizations, and our own innovative ideas. So in many ways, all HR Tech platforms are becoming “Creator Systems.”
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Sep 6, 2021
Most of the cultural dynamics in a digital-native space can’t be ported into any traditional org, but a few things can make it easier:

- Structured onboarding integrated into the space and automated
- Cultural emoji language and meme creation by the community (not leaders)… - Tipping and shoutouts for good work, democratised across the org
- Integration of customers into shared digital spaces with the company
- Transparency in all components of the org, all metrics across all teams
- Minimal mobility friction between jobs, let ppl follow their muse
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Sep 6, 2021
Some thoughts on Social DAO token price appreciation: Need to solve for two problems:
1. Sustainable growth
2. Community freshness
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