The role of community managers (CMs) is a fairly modern development that has made its appearance since the dawn of the internet. Online community managers began making their debut in the 1990s when MMORPGs (Massively Multi-player Online Role-Playing Games) started becoming popular and it was necessary for someone to manage the online groups of people playing the games. Although the term, CM, took a bit longer to be used.
Community managers play a special role – one that is mostly behind the scenes and receives little credit or glory. Now, Community Manager Appreciation Day is here to say thank you and show these important people how much they are appreciated!