Hmm .. sharing social change/activist information here - gets less engagement than geeky stuff. Mentioned this on Twitter, and some think that social change activists are waiting for the geeks and early adopters to clear the path and make the mistakes - then come on in .. what do you think?
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- Jul 27, 2011
- http://bit.ly/GooglePlusSocialChangeActivistInformation ) is in thread mode. In the WikiWorld that is how pages sometime start, then people cinch them up to the most useful elements of the discussion. That is what I am proposing we do here, and I just need to do it.I am trying to self organize Google+ into not being another broadcast network. There are some affordances here that are WikiLike. ( edit and re-edit comments and posts) Currently this 'page' (because I have given it a reference-able 'name' i.e.Jul 27, 2011
- One of the reasons I like the idea of Quora (if it would be an internal tool) is that it's essentially a structured wiki that is entirely usable to non-technical people. It would be great as a knowledge building tool for any organization
I suspect the same is true from a planning/collaboration standpoint of Google+. It is very wiki-like in the ability to edit posts, target messages to key groups. I can see pros and cons to the way circles are unsharable at this point, but the pros (in my opinion) outweigh the cons. It empowers every person to lead a campaign and self-organize.
We're trying to catch all the fish we can; not all the fish, nor all the fish we can in one fell swoop.Jul 27, 2011
- Yes Aaron, I think Quora is the most innovative wiki like thing I have seen in a while.Jul 27, 2011
- Perhaps we need to take the opportunity that Google is giving us and organize around this: https://plus.google.com/117588107532135240811/posts/HgjwfAiG1wy (well this is a bunch of garbelty gook - how about a LinkLanguage one for sense making: http://bit.ly/MillionPersonaMarch )Aug 1, 2011
- There is a definite edge that g+ has over FB: no groups = no admins. Anyway, for many activist I know (from either side of the political spectrum) this "lack of power" can be a problem. Personally I hate to be administered just as I hate to administer people, so it's fine for me. But do not expect g+ to produce the same kind of aggregation an admin based structure did.
The difference in response is something I would expect to hold on. People are generally not much responsive in g+, as they tend to "really read" what we post. So they tend to answer if they have some value to add. There is much less chatterbox around than in other media, but people do get the message, at least such seem to be the implications of the traffic, as much more traffic seems to be driven by g+ than by any other social network.Aug 1, 2011