[Evangelism] WPD Web2.0 Champion needed

Gerry Kirk gerry at gerrykirk.net
Sun Nov 2 12:15:40 UTC 2008


Ok thanks Christian for your suggestions. Both helpful for now and for
establishing an ongoing effort to build an online community.
All, I've made a list of things to do - WPD
list<http://www.rememberthemilk.com/home/gerrykirk/5488416/>

Amazing what you can get done with an extra hour time change (not like I can
sleep more with little kids in the house).

Nate, there is a task there for you.

Question - what content do we have for posting? Is the idea to use the media
release?

What do people think about live streaming some of the events?

Do we have a list of local WPD organizer contacts?

I like Christian's idea to use a url like worldploneday.org. I could buy it,
donate it to the PF and have it autoforward to the WPD page on plone.org.
Sound good?

What about collecting tagged Flickr photos? Do we have a place where we can
aggregate activity happening on the web? I could create a PageFlakes page
which would accomplish this. Other ideas?

- Gerry

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 9:15 AM, Christian Scholz <cs at comlounge.net> wrote:

> Hi!
>
> I wanted to be somewhat more active with this here but workload is a bit
> high at the moment. But here are my remarks.
>
> So the thing with all this if IMHO that you need to build a web2.0
> community before such events, not with such events. Basically it means
> things like putting a "Follow Plone on twitter" button and a link to a
> Facebook group on the plone.org homepage. Moreover it might be helpful
> to also offer a link to subscribe to news via email (also news should be
> more visible). Can be done with Feedburner or other tools (but should
> produce statistics so we know what is working and what is not).
>
> And to those who say that putting this web2.0 crap on the homepage makes
> no sense because tomorrow xyz instead of abc is the cool thing, just
> tell that then we switch to xyz ;-) You simply have to monitor this
> space to see where you reach people best.
>
> Of course also the logo on the homepage should IMHO be updated ASAP.
>
> As for WPD you said most things already, I would add:
>
> - create a new twitter account for WPD, put in the URL and some description
> - post some updates on WPD and start following people. You might not
> want to add too many people at once though as this looks like spamming.
> Start with the Plone community and their followers to follow, then reach
> out (e.g. use Scoble's followers or something like that ;-) )
> - put a link to the FB event and the twitter button on the homepage
> (create some nice buttons maybe)
> - on FB invite as many people as possible to the event (spamming seems
> to be quite normal there ;-) ).
> - tell your twitter followers about the FB event and all the other stuff
> once it's there. It's probably good to make a checklist of what to
> announce where when you have some news to spread.
> - tell the community to reach out to bloggers individually, prepare some
> blogger compatible "press release". Everybody who blogs might know that
> the normal press release blurb is not really stuff easily to copy and
> paste you might want to have some sort of pre-defined blog post you
> spread around. In general it should be as easy as possible for anybody
> to spread the news:
> - make a list what people can do in a subsection of WPD like
>   - all the sites we are active in and where people can invite their
> own contacts to.
>   - prepared blog posts/news items for people to reblog/retweet
>   - call for spreading tweets from the WPD account.
>   - contacts of people whom they can ask for help
>
>
> Here's something more:
>
> Ask participants in the event to setup some ustream-based streaming of
> the event. It would be great to somehow show off those streams which are
> active at some point in time.
> Maybe also a plain listing of all the events would be nice to show how
> many there are.
>
> Registering worldploneday.org might also make sense and can stay there
> for the years to come (we repeat this, right? ;-) ).
>
> In general it would be nice to have more numbers, esp. such which do not
> compare it directly with other CMSes because that's not always fair and
> might not say anything. Rather it would be nice to know more about
> website statistics, downloads, contributor growth over the years,
> commits over the years, distribution of the community around the world,
> posting frequencies on the main mailing list over time etc.
>
> This always makes nice slides depending on how you present it (I once
> saw a presentation about drupal which was kinda like that and was quite
> well done).
>
> It might also make sense to try to get evangelism a bit more active
> maybe by making a weekly skype call or something like that. Might help
> to keep people motivated. I guess some chair of that group would be
> needed (Nate, are you something like that? :-) ).
>
> And again, statistics is important. We should know afterwards which
> channel worked best etc. This includes growth of twitter users, FB
> group, email subscriptions and so on.
>
> Ok, that are my quick thoughts on that. Hope they help! :-)
>
> -- Christian
>
> PS: Send greetings to Chris Brogan from me, Nate! :-) (not sure he still
> remembers me though) In any case Chris should know more about this than
> I do, the PF should hire him ;-)
>
>
>
> Nate Aune wrote:
> >> I can help with this.
> >
> > great!  if you hadn't volunteered, i was going to volunteer you
> anyways. ;)
> >
> >> write a blog post which will appear on Planet Plone outlining a list
> of ways
> >> people can help spread the word.
> >>
> >> post to FB profile
> >
> > don't forget to post to the Plone group on LinkedIn
> > http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2300
> >
> > Also, event listing sites such as Eventful.com, Upcoming.org and
> > Zvents.com. You can use http://gigblastr.com to bulk post events to
> > the first two, Twitter, and we're working on Facebook posting.
> >
> >> follow my own advice in 1)
> >> I can post to Digg, have never posted to Slashdot
> >>
> >> Does Plone have a fan page in Facebook? I can't seem to figure out how
> to
> >> search for one.
> >
> > It wasn't easy to find. The only way I could locate it was by browsing.
> > http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2247154032
> >
> >> Nate, don't you have a list of media contacts? Does anyone have
> connections
> >> with prominent bloggers? Maybe we can try blogs like TechCrunch.
> >
> > I met Michael Arrington once but I don't think he remembers me. I know
> > Chris Brogan and could see if he wouldn't mind plugging it on his blog
> > and/or twitter network.
> >
> >> Does anyone have a detailed listing of all the things we should do?
> >
> > No, but this is a great opportunity to make one up. :)  I'm cc'ing
> > MrTopf as he has blogged about how to promote Plone the "Web 2.0" way
> > and even given a talk about it.
> >
>
> http://dev.comlounge.net/conference/my-presentation-at-the-plone-conference-2007/
> >
> > Nate
> >
> >> On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 5:39 PM, Roberto Allende <rover at menttes.com>
> wrote:
> >>> Hello
> >>>
> >>> If you are not organizing any wpd event or just have some minutes
> and want
> >>> to contribute with WPD, here is your chance:
> >>>
> >>> We need *urgently* a WPD Web 2.0 spreader. The task consist on
> spreading
> >>> wpd as much as possible in the www, that includes adding news in
> sites like
> >>> digg, delicious, twitter, slashdot and many others. Once the news is
> added
> >>> you have write here  asking the community join and support it.
> >>>
> >>> The material is ready:
> >>> We have a press release: http://plone.org/news/wpd-press-release
> >>> And the official WPD site is: http://plone.org/wpd
> >>>
> >>> If you cannot do all the job, but you want to take care doing it in one
> >>> site, just do it!
> >>>
> >>> I strongly believe we've a very successful event already, we just
> need to
> >>> let the world know!
> >>>
> >>> Kind Regards
> >>> r.
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> http://robertoallende.com
> >>>
> >>>
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> >>
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