“A very special Ad Astra holiday” 2.0

For those of you who have gotten to know me over the last twelve months, Ad Astra (Analysis and Development of Awesome STRAtegies) was a grassroots strategy/culture change project I led at Microsoft.  Its positive focus, wiki-centricity, and network-oriented strategies foreshadowed a lot of work on Get FISA Right and the Voter Suppression Wiki; it’s also where I learned about advertising, something that’s proven very useful in our work with SaysMe.tv.

Wow, what a year!

Welcome to Ad Astrans and friends.  There’s a lot to catch up on and I hope that everybody uses this thread to start doing so.   If you haven’t been tracking it closely, Ad Astra-style wiki/social network activism has gone mainstream over the last six months — poke around the blog for more.  w00t w00t!  More on all that soon …

The main order of business right now is to decide whether we want to try to have a get-together this holiday season.  While I’ve stayed in touch with a lot of people online, it’s been over a year since I’ve seen most Ad Astrans.  Last year’s virtual holiday get-together was nice, but there’s a lot to be said for in-person meetings.

Anybody interested?

If so, please respond in the doodle poll I’ve set up, offering a few different choices for times. Once we decide on something, we’ll create a Facebook event and start circulating it.  How web 2.0 of us!

And whether or not you can make it to the in-person event, please say hi in the comments and let us know what you’re up to!