New User Group: Eleven Hours Ahead

Another alpha testing group has joined Loomio: Eleven Hours Ahead. ElevenHoursAhead developed out of a sense that important events and policies that impact our lives in Aotearoa/New Zealand were often not being critically engaged with in the mainstream media. In response, we have created this news blog as a space where we as New Zealanders can discuss and engage with some of these larger issues. In particular, the political, social and economic issues that are impacting our lives and the future of our country.

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New Client: Enspiral Engineering

We’re happy to have Enspiral Engineering on board as our newest Loomio alpha testing group. Welcome aboard! It will be interesting to see collective decision making at work in the manufacturing field.

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Event: Civic Engagement, Activism & New Media

The Loomio team are going to be taking part in an open discussion on the role of new media in civic engagement starting 6pm tonight at the Southern Cross in Wellington. If you can’t make it down to the meetup, you can at least catch some notes from the discussion in this document that we’ll all be collaboratively editing over the course of the evening: goo.gl/gYqs9 Here’s a quote from Here Comes Everybody¬†by Clay Shirky that will give you a taste of what we’ll be talking about:

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New version of the Loomio logo

A new version of the Loomio logo

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Loomio on the Radio

Loomio on the Radio Alanna and Sam talking about Enspiral and several startups incubated within it, including Loomio

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We're Halfway To Our PledgeMe Goal!

We’re Halfway To Our PledgeMe Goal! We’ve passed $2500 pledged. Help us get 100% there to $5000. Thanks to everyone who is supporting us!

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Loomio Needs Developers!

We’ve been getting heaps of interest and are preparing for a pretty big scale-up over the next several months. We are at the point where we would love some more developer support. Even if you just wanna contribute one small feature or bug-fix to the code-base that would be awesome! At the moment, everyone contributing to Loomio is doing so on a volunteer basis, and several of us have been doing this full-time for months.

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Some Thoughts on Groupthink and the Silent Majority

How does loomio help individuals with unorthodox/innovative ideas bring those forward if every motion has to be approved by a group? How does loomio help leveraging the power and genius of a silent majority that’s always likely to delegate their vote or abstain? (We¬†posted¬†a NYT article on this subject a while back as well). Some thoughts on an interesting question posed to the team. Rich Delegating or abstaining is hugely preferable to not engaging at all.

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Loomio is Now a Featured Project on PledgeMe!

Check us out! Thanks for the love, PledgeMe ūüôā

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Loomio mentioned on the Simply Social Media blog

Loomio mentioned on the Simply Social Media blog Queenstown¬†is the place you get to ‚Äúsee the planet on steroids‚ÄĚ, and I have the¬†privilege¬†of going¬†there a couple of times a year to tutor and run workshops on social media. This year I look forward to speaking to the power and potential of social media to make us more efficient, by degrees of magnitude ‚Ästand I don‚Äôt mean making it easier to sell widgets.

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