Building community is not easy. All communities start off small; initial participants often find themselves talking to themselves, but failure to communicate internal thoughts to newcomers looking for an opportunity to contribute is, in itself, a barrier to entry for those newcomers. Who wants to be the first at the party?
Conversely, once a community has developed, everyone seems to know each other already. Who wants to be the only one nobody knows at the party? Of course, there is a whole host of barriers between these two points. In this presentation, we'll look at some of the most common barriers to community.