The 8 (?) community needs

Thanks to @fabian for sharing this from The most comprehensive news user needs model in charts and graphs

It’s taken from a news context and Fabian originally shared as it could also be applied to community.


The eight basic news user needs are:

  • Update me
  • Keep me engaged
  • Educate me
  • Give me perspective
  • Inspire me
  • Divert me
  • Help me
  • Connect me

What do you think of this list? Is it comprehensive for ‘community’, or is there anything missing?


I like this chart a lot. As for it being comprehensive: Some communities also provide ideological/philosophical/moral guidance. I am not sure if that falls under “perspective” or not.

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Yeah, probably under perspective @Maria_NaturalMath

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