I bumped into Gibrán Rivera in Boston.(great guy. brilliant)
He was talking about how he connects a group of people for 2 weeks via Twitter before they get together for a collaborative meeting or a project. I am not sure what all the steps and coaching might be involved with getting that going but it strikes me as a really smart way to start helping a groups sort itself out before coming together in that initial meeting. I assume they are talking about using an SMS updates and prompts to get the newbies microblogging but I assume most folks would not be tuned off by the approach.
- Twitter takes very little information to join.
- SMS has very little learning curve.
- 2 weeks is a very defined window of playing with the new technology.
- Very interesting things and personalities may emerge.
Has anyone done anything similar? Are the steps out there for an experiment?