said 1 year, 4 months ago:
Having only joined the SME clubs recently (yesterday), I can certainly see the breadth and depth of conversations going on in the three clubs – Facebook, Blogging, Small Business. So I have no doubt the clubs are poised for success. Lots of info in there, once you swift through it all. Kudos for the initiative! But…
My biggest concern regards what will happen once this network goes public. As Mike Stelzner said, it is likely to explode. Already, I find there are lots of topics to follow in each club, it’s tough to follow everything going on.
How will SME clubs differentiate themselves from Linkedin groups? Personally, I find there are a few LI groups I still follow, where folks are focused and the moderator is on the ball. But I stopped following many others because of the spamming or straight-out sales pitches that were going on.
I trust SME clubs will have stricter rules of entry, and that the code of conduct will be enforced. At the end of the day, it’s all members who benefit from focused conversations and exchanges.
Note: I would be more than happy to moderate an upcoming club that deals with social media in my field of expertise, hospitality all things related to travel & tourism: airlines, hotels, restaurants, attractions, resorts, lodging, etc.