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During 1%EVENT Amsterdam there was an experiment going on about ‘evaluation’ and ‘Twitter’: #twevaluation One of the initiators, Bob van der Winden, posted a blog on bwsupport.wordpress.com: Crowd-sourcing by ‘Twitterati’ at 1%EVENT
Margreet van der Pijl of the 1%CLUB wrote in her blog Quality improvement through Crowd involvement how the 1%CLUB is looking for new ways of evaluation. Gisela DÃ¼tting and I took up the challenge and decided to start with the 1%EVENT last friday, 17 September. We counted on the many ‘twitterati’ in the crowd and started formulating questions to be asked during the day.
Indeed among the 300 participants there were 110 individual twitterati who produced 900 tweets all together…
We asked general questions with the hashtag #1pce and #twevaluation: that did not work – no answers…
We also directed questions to people who had for instance indicated that they liked a specific presentation or open space workshop (e.g. ‘what did you like specifically’): all together during the day: 4 answers (as many as we got on one general question, more or less a ‘control’ question about the quality of the lunch…).
The 900 tweets could after the event be retrieved and analyzed – there were 96 tweets that contained enough content to make analysis possible. The fact that 900 tweets were produced on 1 event (which made the event the 5th largest event on Twitter in Holland that day) is in itself significant for instance.
But also the emphasis on the good feeling during the meeting and the enormous amount of positive energy during the day speaks to the imagination.
Tiina Urms presentation on cleaning up the WHOLE of Estonia in one day (onepercentblog.com/tag/tiina-urm/) was by far the most popular presentation for the twitterati.
But twitter as a tool? We really need to improve it for next time – if it is at all possible to use it for monitoring of an event…. (‘instant crowd sourcing’)?
There is a lot being published about the social web. And we at the 1%CLUB are living it. But I can understand that people are tempted to say that they’ve read, seen and heard it all. I’m already an active participant isn’t that enough? Isn’t 90% of all published content just repeating what has been said before?
Yes, almost everything has been said before, and there is a lot ofÂ repetition.
But… never in the context of “now”. And that’s a very important aspect. We are just beginning to understand the new ways of interaction between people and between people and organisations. Everything written is a welcomeÂ building block. And the great thing is, although there are some architects with a strong vision, nobody exactly knows what we are building. We are already living in this unfinished building, bringing new insight, however small. Sharing that insight and talking about it is crucial so we can make the next step together and improve upon it. That’s why this blogpost (content) isn’t king anymore, but the conversation it generates is. Content is static. Conversation is movement and we are on the move!
Here is a presentation generously shared by wearesocial.net about how communication transforms from broadcast to networks. I think it has added value. What do you think?