As the Social Media Subcouncil continues working to develop strategic social media recommendations and guidelines, questions regarding practical social collaborative models have emerged.
After considering several options, the Social Media Subcouncil has arrived at four possible collaborative models we can use to deliver recommendations and guidelines to the Federal Web Managers Council:
• Social Media Subcouncil writes recommendations, and then requests collaborative comments from the online community. An example of this model could include Naming Conventions recommendations.
• Social Media Subcouncil offers our initial thinking without writing a final draft, and then edits with the community to shape the document. An example of this model is draft guidelines on editing Wikipedia.
• Social Media Subcouncil solicits feedback on specific, more structured items and the online community “fills in the boxes.” An example of this is our requests a list of web 2.0 governance policies, where you provide the documents via the wiki, online form or survey method.
• Social Media Subcouncil from the beginning works in conjunction with the online community to form a final document.
These are a few options that may work better for some issues or situations than others. What do you think would work best and when?
Do you have any other models to propose?
Let us know and let’s get going!
Dan Hernandez is an IT Specialist for the Bureau of Land Management and member of the Social Media Subcouncil.