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From Intrigued to Interested- What is Need to Get People in a Movement?

27 Dec

In Lou Woodley’s blog, I saw an post about what is needed to sustain a movement.  There was one thing that is missing, at least to me, and that is getting people intrigued about the movement and it’s projects.  One of the easiest ways to get people intrigued is the use of tools that collect information in one place.  Three of tools are:

‘Planet’  Feed Aggregator

Going back to this post, this tool is a good one to collect all of the blog posts from those who have agreed for their posted to be imported via feed reader.  This allows new comers to see what various people are doing within that community and connect with them.

OKFN Open Science working group started to work on one which should be ready to be used in early 2015.

Calendar/Directory

As one tool, this allows new comers to find events and people that are in that community/movement.  The only one example of a possible usage is within the OKFN Open Science working group [1,2] which should be also ready in 2015.

[1] http://discuss.okfn.org/t/open-science-calendar/96

[2] http://discuss.okfn.org/t/open-science-open-knowledge-directory/95

Resource List/Guide

This can be done via a wiki or other ways.  This tool allows new comers to easily see what projects/communities are within that movement.  One example is OARR: Open Access and Reproducible Research Compendium.

There are other tools out there but these are my top ones that should be used to generate more reason to join a movement.


 

Afterthought: I misread the title but I think it might be the same thing (intrigued and interested). I don’t know how I saw it as two different things. Maybe there are as levels.

Update: I told Lou Woodley about my post and she said,

Thanks. I think intrigued is probably the beginning stage of getting interested in something. I’ve been reading a bit about pyramids of engagement and “conversion funnels” recently too and those involve more than three stages, meaning that most stages are not entirely distinct from the previous or following stage.

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Posted by on December 27, 2014 in Communites, OKFN, Open *

 

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3 responses to “From Intrigued to Interested- What is Need to Get People in a Movement?

  1. Peter Suber

    February 16, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Another tool in this category (to collect info in one place and support feeds for redistributing it) is TagTeam. It’s free and open source, and we plan to release a new version soon. Here’s my short introduction to it [ http://bit.ly/tagteam-intro ]. I’d be happy to answer questions about it.

     

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