My January 16 post was short on detail, as it was put up 24 hours before the Caledon Institute’s principal funder, the Maytree Foundation, released an email blast (and associated Tweets) that described the “next phase” of its relationship with Caledon.
In the weeks that have passed since January 17, it is clear that many of Caledon’s followers interpreted “next phase” as “done.” One of my responsibilities is to tweet for the organization (@CaledonINST), so I continue to answer the “sorry to see you go” messages with one that says “stay tuned – more to come.”
Instead of agreeing that we’re wrappings things up, I’m considering how we could use social media to further disseminate Caledon’s key lessons in social policy.
Albert Einstein said that, “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” His ideas are still prompting discussion and research. Caledon’s should be too.