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I'm sometimes asked, "Crowdstack looks cool, but what's it for?"

Crowdstack is an insanely flexible space for whatever type of conversation you need to support. 

Interesting Ideas for Community Use Cases

Today, I'm offering just a few creative ideas beyond the typical use cases (customer support, membership site, publishing):

  • Neighborhood or homeowners' association
  • Focus group popup/market research
  • Conference discussions
  • Polling
  • Intranet
  • Gaming, e-sports or RPG discussions
  • Caregiver support
  • Sorority or Fraternity network
  • Political or cause organizing
  • Book club
  • Influencer hub
  • PTA or school organization
  • Sports team
  • Alumni groups
  • Extended family
  • Musician/artist fan site

Why Not Just Use a Free Social Network Site?

Why is it good to have your own community site rather than just setting up on a free social network?

  • Privacy - no-one is spying on your or using your information (or your members' information) for any reason. 
  • Control - on a social network, your group could be shut down at any time, for any reason, without notice or recourse. You don't own, and can't typically export, your data.
  • Creativity - it's fun to be able to style the site the way you prefer. Typical social network groups all look the same.



Also, community and social are part of the same strategy!

You can use both social networks and a standalone community, working together. Use the social accounts to feed into your community hub, and vice versa.

What's your interesting community concept? I'd love to hear more ideas.

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I'd love to hear your thoughts here in the comments, or connect with me on Twitter.

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