getting off the ground!

What happened on the night:

The discussion page on the night:

Video above is of Lesley who came up with the idea that attracted the most alignment.


What is the greatest social impact we can produce this coming week?

WHEN? – Thursday 12th September, 8pm BST, 3pm EDT, 12pm (noon) PDT, 7pm GMT


This is not a discussion. This is a conversation of action.
This is not a community building exercise. By participating in a ha-ha, we strengthen the social fabric through trust and action.

Get it happening!

Would you like help to achieve something this week? Put it out there, see if others are willing to help. Think of something that would serve your community but lack the money or the people to enact it — suggest it and see if people are sensitive enough and generous enough to help. We are learning to flock, socially. We started beginning of September, we are trialling four ha-ha’s with the intention of reaching 1000 participants deciding what to do with $10,000 by the fourth ha-ha at the end of the month. Give it a go – evaluate your experience, not your pre-judged ideas. Take part and make a difference.


How does the ha-ha work?

  • Hit the Contribute button: Pledge $10.00 which will go into the fund for social impact.
  • Open a account if you do not already have one.
  • Quora is the platform we will input our suggestions, this is where we will vote other suggestions up and down on the night.

On Thursday 12th Sept return to watch the live happening-hangout right here on this page – the live feed video will replace the recorded video above.

Then we will all decide with everyone else what to do with our mutual fund which has been contributed by all who take part in this week’s Happening Hangout. Simple!


Inaugural Ha-ha

Thursday 5th September 2013. Inviting anyone we wish. Topic is open. We’re learning to flock, socially.

8pm BST, 3pm EDT, 12pm (noon) PDT, 7pm GMT

What is a Ha-ha?

The happening-hangout is a bit of social tech that allows us to produce social impact. We put in $10 each, and we all get to decide what to do with our collected budget — what’s the greatest social impact we can produce this coming week?

How does it work?

We watch a live hangout, a hangout-on-air which will be shown above, and edit commentary on where we put in our suggestions of what can be done over the week, align to other suggestions, vote answers up and down — all live within the hour’s hangout. The objective is for us all to align to one mutual objective for the week. Our $10 is not used to buy or sell anything — it is the budget we may need for the Ha-ha.

What’s the point?

Producing social impact. No overhead, no extra costs. No company, no ‘network group’, just people aligning to produce a social impact.

If we get things to happen in the real world on a weekly basis, this is why we play again, why we invite others to play.

And then you can start your own ha-ha’s, scope them so that they are geo-local, or involve your network. Ha-ha’s are a catalyst to turn collective motivation into action.