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|One of the things that really impressed me about Join the Impact was that they had a very inclusive mission statement and posted it prominently from the very beginning. We should do the same! I started things off with a few bullets; please discuss and help develop|
- provide resources and a community for progressives using "Web 2.0" technologies
- help people with less experience using social networks for activism understand, flourish, and protect themselves in this disorienting new world
- create a diverse, inclusive environment -- and use this as a base to improve the situation in other areas of the onilne and offline world
- bridge the gap to the offline world, and allowing those who have less access to technology, connectivity, and knowledge to participate as fully as we can
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|Hwaisbren||Thoughts on the mission statement||2||May 4 2009, 10:10 PM EDT by bphoon|
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I really like the idea of having a mission statement and think those bullet points are great!
I feel incredibly lucky to have had the experience I do from learning how wetpaint wikis and social networking work for activism campaigns from the inside of phenomenal efforts like Get Fisa Right and the Voter Suppression wiki and also have an immense amount of appreciation for the added personal time Jon Pincus has spent mentoring me on these things. However, I think it is absolutely essential for this effort to succeed to streamline this teaching process. People as experienced and motivated as Jon in this regard are few and far between and clearly have a limited amount of time already.
One thing I think we should discuss though is how we can best express these lessons? This wiki and general effort is, itself, a social networking activism campaign, and those who are not familiar with a wiki may find it guilty to get started. Fixing this is especially important for achieving the mission point of bridging the gap to the offline world, and I think we need to cross our teaching over specifically to one off this medium into person to person communications to achieve our mission.
Are there any thoughts about convening Moveon.org/Obama campaign style house parties as part of this effort? I think it'd be a major benefit, and I will be conducting such house parties already for other campaigns I do and am at least personally planning to incorporate the materials and lessons I find on this site to teach others about using social network activism for our campaigns.
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