STP Network Organizing

Dashboard for STP's network organizing efforts

WhatsApp, Wye? 2

June 10, 2016 – June 30, 2016
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How might we...

  • How might we stay engaged with each other on an ongoing basis?
    • How might we capture and share the spirit and content of meetings with those who didn’t participate?
      • How might we lift up Wye River leaders work that is featured in the media in order to drive them to the Wye River Website?

Hypothesis

If we were all connected via the mobile app, WhatsApp, then we’d be able to quickly share updates and videos that others would read and watch.

Design

Get Miya and Heather on WhatsApp. See if, at minimum, they share updates and (epic) videos with each other. As we run across other Wye participants, ask them one-on-one if they'd like to join the WhatsApp group.

Metrics

WhatsApp engagement:
  • Who posts, when, and how frequently?
  • Who's posting video or photos?
Who's already using it? Who wants to join our group? Who installs it to join?

Learnings

Everyone on the design team has participated on WhatsApp. It's not clear that WhatsApp is a better platform for sharing than the design team mailing list has been. People's responsiveness on WhatsApp mostly mirrors their responsiveness on the mailing list, with the exception of Miya. It's also not clear that WhatsApp is a better platform for sharing video. We've had the same numbers of videos shared by leaders on WhatsApp as on YouTube via the mailing list (one). Still, WhatsApp is definitely easier to share videos with than YouTube + mailing list.

Decisions

Do another iteration of WhatsApp Wye. Invite all the Wye leaders onto it, but don't make a concerted effort to add them. Bring them on slowly and organically — i.e. if they request it, or if someone sees them one-on-one and encourages it.

Questions

Comments

Accountable Eugene
Team Miles River + Design Team
Documents
Modified March 20, 2017

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