How might we stay engaged with each other on an ongoing basis?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.