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Please. Thank you.
I’d love to talk at SXSW interactive in Austin next March about what the Tuttle Club is and what we’ve been learning.
The panel is entitled: Community Building: Organization Without Organization
And I’ll be trying to answer (at least) the following questions:
1. How do you get people to do something without telling them what to do?
2. What kinds of business models emerge out of a community of passionate users of the social web?
3. What sorts of people come when you open your doors to everyone?
4. How do you get co-working going in one of the most expensive cities in the world?
5. How do you organise stuff without a formal organisation?
6. How do you make money out of social networking?
7. How do you protect an open community from predators?
8. How long does it take to create a productive and self-supporting community?
9. What roles do you need people to play to create a sustainable community?
10. What principles have helped sustain and grow this community so successfully?
If you’ve had a positive Tuttle experience and would like to help make sure that this session gets picked, there are a few things you can do.
1. Vote – you’ll need to sign up for the site, but it’s very simple and they don’t ask for masses of personal information. Then towards the top of the description there’s a thumbs up button to vote “for” and a thumbs down to vote “against”.
2. Leave a comment at the bottom of the page – see, lots of lovely people already have, thank you, but the more that people say, both about what they’ve got out of Tuttle, but also what they’re interested in hearing about, the more likely the session is to happen.
3. Blog about it – tell me not just that you’ve voted for it but why. Or blog about why you couldn’t bring yourself to vote for it. Or, shock horror! what if you actually voted *against* it? – yeah, blog about it and we’ll talk about why. Whichever you do, please link back to this post so that I’ll see the pingback. Again, people have already, thank you Chris & Taylor
PS there are, naturally, *lots* of other lovely panels up for voting too – I’ll do a round-up of the one’s I’ve voted for shortly.
For those of you who don’t follow me on twitter or subscribe to the Tuttle Blog, you might like to know that I published the Annual Report this afternoon.
It’s gone bananas. Keep passing it on.