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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 Entries were reviewed by a panel of expert judges, including Francis Benjamin, of Washington State University; Adam Gentz, of BizXchange; Mónica Guzmán, of Geekwire; Susannah […]


Geeks on a Ferry – August 14

Posted: August 10th, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News  

Application developers, entrepreneurs, designers and students who are interested  the Evergreen Apps Challenge and government data are invited to take a ferry ride from Seattle to Bremerton and work on their entries.  Geeks on a Ferry will take place August 14 from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. aboard a Washington State Ferry and at the […]


Facebook malware scam takes hold

Posted: February 7th, 2012 - Information Security  

A large number of Facebook users were sharing a link to a malware-laden fake CNN news page reporting the United States attacked Iran and Saudi Arabia, security firm Sophos said February 3. If users who follow the link click to play what purports to be video coverage of the attack, they are prompted to update […]


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, an NBC reporter […]


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 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 posts option. Read […]


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 the New Organizing […]


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 in the flow. […]


Idealware wants to know how you’re using social media.

Posted: April 15th, 2010 - Seattle Communities Online  

Idealware, an organization helping nonprofits make smart software decisions, wants to know how you’re using social media. Do you work or volunteer for a nonprofit organization?  Take a few minutes to fill out their online survey.  Idealware will use your answers to help all nonprofits use social media more effectively!  You can also view the […]