Slack group / Discord Group / Facebook Group / Linkedin Group

Vio Vanica
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I was wondering what is the best place to manage a community. Slack group vs Discord Group vs Facebook Group vs Linkedin Group or maybe other apps/platforms that you know. If you can advice anything from your experience, would love to learn more.

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Founder, Restep #NoCode
My order of preference: Slack - Well balanced, just works Discord - Chaotic, harder to manage, can create a lively community if managed well and if there's enough high-contribution members Facebook - Big target audience but interesting people are leaving the platform LinkedIn - I've seen some decent stuff in the past but in general communication there is about self-promotion not genuine connection. Reddit for me would be somewhere in 2nd/3rd place, depending on the amount of effort you're willing to put
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Co-founder at selftalk.space
@dkaravias thank you Dmitris for your opinion, very helpful to me. One question that comes into my mind why Reddit?
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Founder, Restep #NoCode
@viorica_vanica It's built for specialised groups (as opposed to FB/LinkedIn). You can also use existing subreddits like r/startups for promotion. I've seen successful accountability groups for fitness so I guess professional groups could also work.
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Co-founder at selftalk.space
@dkaravias thank you Dimitris!
It all depends on your goal as a manager of a community and of what type of community you're building / have built. Who are they and what do they do?
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Co-founder at selftalk.space
@rubenwolff professionals who want to keep themselves accountable to wha they do and also generate collaboration between them. So what do you say?
Partner. The N2D Method.
Interesting question. We've got ours in discord but the main problem is getting people (who might not otherwise use it) there regularly. We're thinking of moving to Slack so people don't have to add another platform to their day to day checklist, or Twitter when the function launches.
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Co-founder at selftalk.space
@jessica_gregson1 thank you Jessica, this is super helpful, it's one of the questions that preoccupies me the most these days. Have you tried Reddit?
Partner. The N2D Method.
@viorica_vanica I don't know why but I can't get on with reddit and I imagine a lot of our audience have used it much.
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Content Writer | Community Manager
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What did you end up using? Seems that Slack is losing usage due to being slow to iterate plus too corporate focused. Agree it's an interesting question of how people open Discord after first joining. But using the Slack app is quite annoying, and I don't open it. I would think eventually the critical mass of people will be on Discord due to simpler to get around, and Slack will no longer be considered.