We have had a brilliant couple of weeks on this website... 10 new groups, so much interesting new conversation!
Thank you to everyone who has taken part and helped to get so much energy going!!
It is often the case that for online communities such as this, it is necessary that they are 'community managed'. This role would include stimulating conversation, responding to comments, moderating where necessary.
But is that what we need here? I have been wondering about what it would take to encourage Fellows:
- to blog posts/pictures/video on events they attend e.g. talks at John Adam Street, regional events, working group meetings
- to actively help to knit the network together by introducing people with shared interests together
- invite more Fellows into the ning and conversations
- to consider ways to convert the conversations into initiating new collaborations/groups/activities/events/projects
- to work together with RSA networks team - out of London in particular
David Wilcox, explored this topic in a post earlier this month
- expanding his idea of social reporting to encompass a much broader description - see pic above. I think David's diagram is fantastic!
If we think that this is a Good Thing...... And acknowledge that we are all new to this....
- Do we need to develop a group of Fellows who specifically would like to take on this role?
- Do we need to find ways of encouraging Fellows to naturally take on some of these community building activities... And if so what could some of those ways be? Send Flip cameras to Fellows before events for example?
Do we need some of both?