A collection of one liners from yesterday evening’s panel; comments, ideas and thoughts. Each one is valuable. My apologies if I misquoted or took something improperly out of context. Chalk it up to making notes at 1 am.
- Email moves messages faster than anything in the history of the world
- Definition of a millenial: anyone who went to college with a laptop
- We need to go where they are. The challenge is they grew up in a 2.0 world and expect things to work that way. In other words, like open source software, this generation is seeking an ‘open system’
- There is excess capacity in our social networks that care about our causes; the challenge is to maximize it
- Organizations need to be re-invented using these new tools
- Anything that connects your more to people will help your organization
Lisa Colton – Darim Online
- Many of the tools we have are not being used in the way they were created
- Jump in and start trying
Graham Hoffman – Hillel
- Technology is only as good as the people who use it
- How do we take the information and relationships from Facebook and tailor this to individual personal relationships
- Innovate. Collaborate. Create. Take Initiative. See our post on Hillel’s Campus Initiative project (E³)
- Hillel sources talent from the campus as early as freshman year
- There is an enormous amount of talent among our constituent population. We need to tap into, build and share this knowledge base
- 2004 was a tipping point as broadband exploded across the market. With the addition of video we can have a full-fledged multi-media experience
- We can now create video-centric micro sites; an example, Avodah’s Jews4NewOrleans project
Some final thoughts from our panelists on how Web 2.0 will impact our future and what’s coming next?
- Everything is mobile, it fits in the palm of your hand
- The challenge for the big Jewish institutions – how to accept those smaller; to not be afraid of these new enterprises and smaller organizations
- Institutions are wall and barrier driven – we need to break them down
- We need to leverage momentum. The boundaries between organizations and institutions need to relax
So, there you have it. A powerful evening.
A lot of people were listening; I hope they were hearing.
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