I will post a few conclusions from my recent experiment about using the fediverse as an organizing medium. Each conclusion will be a separate toot, posted as I figure them out.

This might take a day or three. And then that will be the end of my planned experiment.

If anybody else has followed along and has some conclusions to offer, and you are following the @organizingInFedi group, just use the hashtag (don't need to mention the group).

@bhaugen @organizingInFedi

How about a social.coop happy hour session on the subject of groups and social.coop? We could look at your experiments as well as , which is also in the fediverse...

@Matt_Noyes @organizingInFedi
I'd be good with that but would like another couple of days to wrap up this experiment. Had some distractions yesterday and a few more today and tomorrow. I'll commit to wrapping up by Thursday latest.

@bhaugen @organizingInFedi

Take your time! Just hoping to learn from your work. I know @mike_hales has been thinking about this. Also @nicksellen's work with Karrot seems relevant, thought I don't know if Karrot is in the fediverse?

@Matt_Noyes @organizingInFedi @mike_hales @nicksellen

I spent a week in Karrot. Didn't have anybody I work with there, so the experience was limited, but it seemed ok and @nicksellen is serious.

One diff between me and maybe everybody I talk to about these issues, especially @mike_hales , is I am on the scent of integrated information and want to see how it can happen and what it can enable. And I could always be wrong. But I think Mike's pal Ward Cunningham is pursuing the same scent...

@bhaugen What if somebody is a member of two or more groups which use #conclusions hashtag?

They will be posting something completely unrelated to other groups?

Don't know. I expect that might happen. But I think it would only happen if somebody was a member of both groups and then posted some - in which case it might be confusing.

@organizingInFedi will only boost your posts with group hashtags if you are following that group. Or at least that's how I think it works...

I visited Karrot but had a strong sense that, whatever it is for, it's something that I don't have a lot of interest in. Some kind of chatting gossip ad hoc match making? Something somehow different from my own sense of what *organising* is. Something 'values based' or some club?

Odd I should say that, having just spent a month in a dating site, and found an absolute perfect companion! But then, I was conducting a campaign, not just wanting to chat!
@nicksellen @organizingInFedi


When I spent some time in Karrot, it was used by some food networks. They seemed to think it was useful, and @nicksellen paid a lot of attention to their needs.

If you were not either part of those networks or at least in their geographical region, it might not have been so compelling.


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