Poor Richard's Building Online Communities


Welcome to the home page of Poor Richard's Building Online Communities! Here you'll find updates to the book and links to other information about virual community.

Updates to the Book

  • eGroups has been purchased by Yahoo and folded into Yahoo Groups. Go to http://groups.yahoo.com to try it out.

  • Excite has closed down its Excite Clubs site, although its Excite Chat site still works.

  • AltaVista has closed its AltaVista Communities.

  • Deja.com was acquired by Google.com, so its Usenet search site is now at http://groups.google.com/.

  • Remarq.com no longer offers a searchable directory of mailing list and newsgroup messages, but directs you to http://www.supernews.com/.

  • Snap Clubs have been acquired by NBC, and are at http://clubs.nbci.com/.

  • MailMan is an excellent new mailing list management program. Information is available at http://www.list.org/.

  • The Community Manager Network site at http://www.communitymanager.net/ contains information for professional online community managers.

Let us know if you find any other resources that have moved (or have trouble finding them!).

  • Resources for Online Community Managers: Here's the online, updated version of the Appendix. Why type in URLs when you can click them?

  • The Mailing List Gurus Page: The authors of the book wrote a Web site just for mailing list managers.

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