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[liberationtech] Who's interested in project management & collaboration tools? And...

Melvin Carvalho melvincarvalho at gmail.com
Sat Aug 4 19:26:41 PDT 2012


On 5 August 2012 03:25, Miles Fidelman <mfidelman at meetinghouse.net> wrote:

> .... where are they and how do I get their attention?
>
> Hi Folks,
>
> A lot of folks here are involved in using/developing technology to support
> various forms of networked collaboration, with particular leanings toward
> open, decentralized approaches.   So I wonder if I might solicit opinions
> on the following.....
>
> I've been working on some open source software to support virtual teams
> and projects - putting some of the experiences and techniques I've
> acquired over the years into code - and I'm trying to gather some
> support via Kickstarter.
>
> The thing is, I'm having a very hard time getting people to even visit
> the project's web page - so far, only about 300 people have visited the
> Kickstarter page, despite some serious attempts to spread the word
> across various email lists, twitter, and so forth.
>
> It's one thing if people were looking at the page and not contributing,
> but I can't even seem to get people's attention - which suggestions one
> or more of four things:
>
> - nobody cares about project management (I hope this isn't the case - I
> know administrivia isn't sexy, but an awful lot of people are working on
> an awful lot of projects, and getting buried in mountains of paper,
> email, phone calls, texts, meetings, and yellow stickies.  I sure know
> that I'm always looking for ways to declutter that side of my life)
>
> - I'm not reaching people who care.
>
> - I'm reaching people, but not getting their attention.
>
> - I'm reaching people, getting their attention, but not providing enough
> motivation to go the next step and click their mouse (on
>
> http://www.kickstarter.com/**projects/1947703258/smart-**
> notebooks-keeping-on-the-same-**page-across-th<http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1947703258/smart-notebooks-keeping-on-the-same-page-across-th>
>
> So... I'd really welcome any feedback on the questions who cares about
> project management & collaboration tools, how to reach them, and what
> might motivate them enough to take a look at what I'm doing?
>
> Thanks very much,
>


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>
> Miles Fidelman
>
> --
> In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
> In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra
>
>
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