I don’t know if anyone else saw this article so I’ll post it here. I found it through a link on the Tame the Web blog. Helene Bowers, who developed and launched the original 23 Things program for the staff at the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, lists her 10 Tips about 23 Things, How to make the most of the famed online 2.0 tutorial , just in time for our grand finale. Here are some excerpts I thought were worth contemplating:
. . . encouraging them to comment on each other’s work and thus share in one another’s discoveries.
2. Allow participants to blog anonymously.
. . . cloak of anonymity provides a safe haven for exploration and sharing.
3. Use 1.0 methods to communicate.
. . . communication modes with which they are already comfortable.
. . . Consider adding extra weeks, even a month, to the nine-week schedule
9. Enable transparency and practice radical trust.. . . [have] to assume an unprecedented trust in our employees and practice transparency when it came to communicating with them.