Patrick O'Keefe is the founder of the iFroggy Network, a network of websites covering various interests. He has been managing online communities since 2000 and is the author of "Managing Online Forums," a practical guide to managing online social spaces. He has been responsible for the cultivation of communities like KarateForums.com and PhotoshopForums.com. He blogs about online community at ManagingCommunities.com and more at patrickokeefe.com.
SitePoint Podcast #133: In Memory Of Steve Jobs
Episode 133 of The SitePoint Podcast is now available! This week the panel is made up of Patrick O’Keefe (@ifroggy), Brad Williams (@williamsba) and Karn Broad (@WebKarnage). Listen in Your Browser Play this episode directly in your browser — just click the orange “play” button below: Download this Episode You can download this episode as a standalone […]
SitePoint Podcast #119: Online Community Roundtable with Matthew Haughey Sarah Hawk and Venessa Paech
Episode 118 of The SitePoint Podcast is now available! This week the panel is made up of regular host Patrick O’Keefe (@iFroggy) with guests Venessa Paech (@venessapaech), Sarah Hawk (@ilovethehawk) and Matt Haughey (@mathowie). The panel discuss the profession of Online Community, how it’s grown in importance and profile, and what it means to today’s Web.
Livestream Today: SitePoint Podcast at WordCamp Raleigh 2011 from 1-3 PM ET (GMT/UTC -4)
The SitePoint Podcast is live from WordCamp Raleigh today, starting at 1 PM ET (GMT/UTC -4). Join us online and in-person for special guests and more!
SitePoint Podcast Returns to Raleigh, North Carolina for Live Show at WordCamp Raleigh
For the second consecutive year, the SitePoint Podcast will host a special live show at WordCamp Raleigh in Raleigh, North Carolina. Join us online or in person!
Livestream Today: SitePoint Podcast at WordCamp Raleigh (1-3 PM ET/GMT -4)
Brad, Patrick and Stephan are live today from Raleigh, North Carolina at the WordCamp Raleigh conference with two hours of special guests.
The SitePoint Podcast is Coming to WordCamp Raleigh for a Special Live Show
WordCamp Raleigh will mark the first time that three of the four podcast hosts have been in the same place at the same time. Because of this, we’ve decided to do something special and host of first ever live, in person episode of the SitePoint Podcast with special guests and over $1,500 in prizes.
Develop Effective Forum Leadership
Your online community can only grow so much while you’re moderating everything yourself. There comes a time when you’ll need to delegate many of your moderation responsibilities to a trusted team. In this article, Patrick discusses how to select and train these moderators to ensure that your forum becomes successful without losing its community spirit.
Manage Guideline Violations on Your Community
You’ve worked hard to build a solid community – and you want to keep it that way. Take Patrick’s advice and implement these simple procedures to ensure that all forum guideline violations are dealt with objectively, swiftly and effectively.
Review – SiteWorks Professional 5
If you run an article-based content site, your CMS is your lifeblood. In the search for the ultimate CMS, Patrick test-drives SiteWorks Pro and discovers that, despite some hitches, it’s worth serious consideration by any content site owner.
Review – Hot Text: Web Writing That Works
Whether you’re a budding online writer, or you simply want to sharpen up your site’s content, Hot Text is what you need! As Patrick explains, this handy book covers the basics – as well as advanced communications techniques – in full.