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City & Community host Get Online Week Dec 3-8

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, Director's Desk, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  

Learn more about what families can do on the Internet and where to go for training.  This week, December 3rd-8th, twenty community and cultural centers in Seattle are hosting open houses, individual assistance, and workshops at computer learning centers. See the Get Online Week list of sites and activities or contact Vicky Yuki at 206-233-7877 […]


$75,000 in prizes for best apps – deadline Sept 6

Posted: August 30th, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News  

The State of Washington, King County, and the City of Seattle are alerting local applications developers that the deadline for submitting apps to the Evergreen Apps Challenge is only one week away. Eligible entries should be submitted before 5 pm PST on Thursday, Sept 6. The Challenge is open to people who live, work or […]


What do you want to ask Mayor McGinn?

Posted: August 21st, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, Seattle Communities Online  

Wednesday, August 22, at 7 p.m. is Ask The Mayor on the Seattle Channel. Got a burning question?   Here’s how to get your question to Mayor McGinn: Call 206-684-8821 during the live show from 7-8 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 22. Email: Submit a question online: Twitter: @SeattleChannel Facebook:  


Grant available to engage communities & neighborhoods using online technology!

Posted: June 24th, 2011 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, News, Seattle Communities Online  (No Comments)

Background The Online Boost Project was developed in response to what we learned from the Seattle Communities Online assessment and presentations at Neighborhood District Council and community group meetings. Neighborhood groups want to build their capacity to do effective outreach online, maintain their content, foster online engagement and use City widgets and tools. We are […]


Slow Broadband for Low Income, Map Doesn’t Tell Full Story

Posted: March 4th, 2011 - Community Technology, News, Seattle Communities Online  (No Comments)

The federal broadband map is a start at showing broad gaps in coverage, but is far from telling the story of real speed, cost, actual service availability and upload capacity. A study published by the The Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University School of Communications raises a significant issues of “Do Low-Income Households Get Slow Broadband by Design?”


Using Google forms to survey community members

Posted: December 2nd, 2010 - Community Technology, Seattle Communities Online  (No Comments)

Google Forms – free for those with Google accounts – can perform many of the same functions as an online tool like Surveymonkey.  Since Surveymonkey charges a monthly fee for surveys over 10 questions long, it’s worth exploring Google Forms to find out if you can send out effective surveys for FREE! Go to the […]


Volunteer for our Get Online! event

Posted: November 9th, 2010 - Community Technology, Seattle Communities Online  (No Comments)

On Thursday, November 18, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, many computer learning centers in Central and South Seattle will be hosting events to help community members Get Online! There will be activities and demonstrations on many topics, including: social networking, posting/viewing photos online, paying bills online, using email, accessing wireless networks, using Skype to […]


Public Computing BTOP grant awarded

Posted: September 16th, 2010 - Community Technology, E-Government, News  (1 Comment)

The Communities Connect Network (CCN)/EdLab Group has been awarded a $4.1 million public computing center grant from the Department of Commerce NTIA Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP), as part of the federal stimulus funding. Residents in Seattle and across Washington State will benefit from today’s joint announcement by the Department of Commerce and Department of […]


Using wikis for online community building

Posted: September 8th, 2010 - Community Technology, Seattle Communities Online  (No Comments)

Netsquared, an initiative of Techsoup Global, hosted a session earlier this year called “How Nonprofits Can Use Wikis + Online Community Building.”  You can view a video of the session’s three wiki-experts here and learn about this simple collaborative tool. One quote from the Adam Frey, the co-creator of Wikispaces, seems particularly relevant: “A wiki […]


Neighborhood group web tool survey

Posted: May 4th, 2010 - Seattle Communities Online  

If you participate in a neighborhood or community group, I’d sincerely appreciate it if you take a few minutes to fill out a short, 6-question online survey about your web tool use.  As a Masters of Public Administration student at the University of Washington, I’m in the process completing my degree project (or “mini-thesis”) on […]