I just wanted to give everyone an update on the Project 2996 Printerest Group Board Campaign and that the campaign continues. I’d also like to thank those of you that participated and encourage you to continue and help us to reach our campaign goal of at least one pin for each victim and our overal organizational goal of at least onea “real” tribute by a “real” person for all of the victims.
Here are some basic statistics:
Total pins in the Project 2996 Group Board: 349*
Members of the group board: 17 (besides myself)
Pinterest is still relatively new compared to some of the other social sites out there so tools are still being developed that can give us more analytical information, so it is hard to pull a lot more information without a lot of manual effort. I can say that I noticed that some people have created their own Project 2996 boards or September 11th boards and repinned some of our pins there. One other thing that I’m aware of is that the 3 presenations that I put together for this campaign have all had more than 4000 views, which is many times more than any of my other presentations on SlideShare!
I’d like to thank the following people who have created pins at the board:
My apologies if any of the names I used are not your preferred name, but these are the names listed in Pinterest. I also apologize if I left any of the pinner out who created any pins on our board. I’d also like to single a few other people out for their effort and impressions that they left on me. John Bowden was the first person (after Dale of course) who participated, and this really motivated me to keep this campaign going. Bärbel Wallon is a German friend of mine and previously had no ties to Project 2996 and her involvement really touched me. Cathy Parsons Schimdt asked for names multiple times after pinning people that she did tributes for and she encouraged my to continue the campaign by asking for more names to pin the near future, so thank you Cathy!
Looking at the campaign there are obviously some things that could have been done differently but it is always exciting to see when a campaign goes from an idea to reality and when people come on board and the campaign gets moving. We can be proud of what we have accomplished so far but why stop here? We can certianly reach the campaign goal of having at least one pin for each and every September 11th victim and we can certainly do this by the 12th Anniversary. During the campaign the Facebook group grew from 400 to 462 people, so if every person in the facebook group were to create a pin for the tributes that they have already created, and do 5-10 more pins for victims without active tributes, we could easily reach the campaign goal of a pin for all of the victims. It would also be great if you would mention Project 2996 and the campaign to your family, friends, and colleagues, and in the various social media circle. I would love to see the size of the group grow, because this generates traffic and word of mouth buzz that helps campaigns to grow. When you join Pinterest, please be sure to let us know your Pinterest user name and provide us a link to because there are often multiple people with similar names, so a link would look something like this (https://pinterest.com/darrylheron/ )
I have some other ideas for keeping Project 2996 alive and growing, but I’ll talk about them at another time. I’d also be interested in hearing your ideas. I’d like to give a big thank you to everyone that had participated and hope that you’ll all help us to mark the 11th Anniversary by creating pins for all of the victims and let’s not forget that we still have arround 1300 victims in need of tributes. Thank you.