Crowd-sourcing: A Personal Experiment

Nob Akimoto

Nob Akimoto is a policy analyst and part-time dungeon master. When not talking endlessly about matters of public policy, he is a dungeon master on the NWN World of Avlis

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  1. Nob Akimoto says:

    I realize this isn’t as interesting a partisan snipefest as discussing Hobbes as the anti-libertarian…

    I guess I do get a little…antsy without feedback. Even if it’s just a “fuck off and die”.Report

  2. BlaiseP says:

    Nob: have you approached any Japanese angles yet? Let me go beat an old bush over at State Department.Report

  3. Jaybird says:

    I’ll have a talk with Maribou when she gets back from Canada.Report

    • Nob Akimoto in reply to Jaybird says:

      I appreciate that…can you think of any venue I could promote this on where I could get more traction?

      I’ve tried contacting George Takei…but he hasn’t written back, yet.Report

      • Jaybird in reply to Nob Akimoto says:

        Dude, this is the biggest venue I’ve ever been involved with. I’d suggest making a front page post with a handful of goofy pictures (put yourself in a lab coat in one, holding a rescued kitten in another, shovelling snow (and say it’s your neighbor’s sidewalk) in another) and basically explaining how Frigging Awesome you are and sending emails to Sullivan, Balloon Juice, Alas A Blog, and most of the other sites who see us as “the good ones” and ask them to do nothing more than link to your post on their own front page.

        Open with comedy, close with a serious discussion of what you hope to accomplish and how you intend to change the world for the better and put a link right there at the end.Report

        • Nob Akimoto in reply to Jaybird says:

          It’s the opening with Comedy thing that I’m finding a bit difficult.

          I figured a mini-post would be less controversial, I’m trying to figure out how to frame an argument like that.Report

          • Jaybird in reply to Nob Akimoto says:

            If comedy doesn’t work for you, then go for making people smile. Pictures of you doing good deeds and smiling broadly at the camera will suffice. The important thing is to MAKE EYE CONTACT and smile (smile big!) and generate good will on the other side of the screen. If you make people laugh or smile, you’re halfway there… and the other half can be accomplished by your explanation of how you want to change the world.

            If people feel like they know you, they’ll do more to help you. A picture where you’re making eye contact and smiling is worth a dozen arguments of approximately 83 words each.Report