This past week, June Holley did a brown bag lunch at the Packard Foundation on network weaving and I was lucky enough to learn from her for a few hours! How would I describe June Holley? She's the guru of network weaving and walks on water.
She gave a brilliant presentation that shared the story of footing binding in China and how using a networked approach and network weaving techniques, they were able to change the practice in a decade.
She covered some techniques of network weaving, sharing her check list of network weaving. One of the ideas that she covered is the practice of making introductions or "closing the triangle." I was reflecting on that and how Twitter can really facilitate network weaving. Here's an example:
Charlene Li posted the above tweet looking for examples of social media in schools. I immediately thought of someone in my network, Vicky Davis, who writes the Coolcat Teacher blog.
So I quickly made an introduction, thinking that they both come from different networks, but now could mutually benefit one another. My cc: to June Holley, was a little tongue and cheek or sort wink and node to the master that I was applying one of her lessons.
Another master at social network analysis and network weaving, gave me some network weaving coaching from Twitter as well - saying that it was important to let everyone know the value of closing the triangle.
So, decided to write this post! Thank you June for a fantastic and inspiring workshop!
How are you weaving people in your network? Have a story?