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Seattle survey: What’s your view on the Internet, cable tv, and city communications?

Posted: April 5th, 2013 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  
The City of Seattle wants to hear from residents about their use of technology, preferences in receiving information from the City and how they engage with their local government and community.  Take the survey in English or Spanish at seattle.gov/tech/indicator2013.htm before April 19.  (Encuesta de Televisor, Computadora e Internet e comunicación con

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Evergreen Apps Challenge winners announced

Posted: October 3rd, 2012 - Brainstorm, Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  
Over $75,000 in prizes was awarded in the Evergreen Apps Challenge on October 1 at Seattle City Hall. See the list of winners and try out their apps at http://www.evergreenapps.org/congratulations-to-the-winners-of-the-evergreen-apps-challenge/ Entries were reviewed by a panel of expert judges, including Francis Benjamin, of Washington State University; Adam Gentz, of BizXchange; Mónica Guzmán,

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Evergreen Apps Challenge to award $75,000 in prizes at Oct 1 event

Posted: September 26th, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  
Winners of the Evergreen Apps Challenge will be named on October 1, 2012, at Seattle City Hall. Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine will kick off  the event with $75,000 in prizes  awarded for the best new civic apps, including two people’s choice awards. The people’s choice awards will

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Startup Weekend Gov at City Hall April 27-29

Posted: April 24th, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  
The first Startup Weekend aimed at connecting local application developers, entrepreneurs and community members with online government data will take place on April 27, 28 and 29, in Seattle City Hall.   “We’re asking the technology and start-up communities to help us find new ways to use government data. Startup Weekend Gov is

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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

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Twitter releases “10 Most Powerful Tweets of 2010″

Posted: December 15th, 2010 - Community Technology, Seattle Communities Online  (No Comments)
Yesterday, Twitter released its list of the ten most powerful tweets of 2010.  The chosen tweets, according to the Twitter Blog, "represent the dynamic ways that people use Twitter in the political world, for disaster relief, and to add commentary to news events, sports and entertainment." Some might wonder how Ann Curry,

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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

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New WordPress “Tweet Button” Available!

Posted: August 23rd, 2010 - Community Technology, Seattle Communities Online  (No Comments)
Wordpress has added an "Official Tweet Button" for all Wordpress.com blogs!  It's a really exciting feature that allows your readers to easily tweet a link to your blog post. To add the button to your blog, go to Appearance > Extras menu and select the Show a Twitter Tweet Button on my

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Idealware’s Social Media decision guide

Posted: August 16th, 2010 - Community Technology, Seattle Communities Online  (No Comments)
Idealware, a nonprofit dedicated to helping nonprofits make smarter decisions, has created a guide to help nonprofits learn how to use social networking tools.  From their website: Social media can be useful to your organization… but how useful?  For what?  What tangible results are people seeing from it?  Created in partnership with

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Twitter to use “Promotional Tweets” as paid advertising.

Posted: April 21st, 2010 - Seattle Communities Online  
According to this New York Times article by Claire Cain Miller, Twitter has a plan for "Promoted Tweets," which will pop up when a user does a keyword search: The ads will let businesses insert themselves into the stream of real-time conversation on Twitter to ensure their posts do not get buried

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