Glossary

Community Software

The terms community software and community platform are one in the same. They both essentially describe a virtual space where an online community comes together.

At present, most community software comes with a few standard features, including:

  • The ability to create polls and ask questions.
  • A robust activity feed.
  • Direct messaging between members.
  • The ability to create and host live events.

Modern community software platforms offer even more ways to make running a community even easier. Think online courses that help members get that much closer to their goals; private or premium groups where people can focus more deeply on a specific topic; and a native mobile app that lets members check in from wherever they may be.

Source:

https://peerboard.com/online-community-terminology

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