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Find Classes and Community Computer Centers

Use our Technology Center Directory to find Classes and Community Computer Centers The directory makes it easy to find appropriate programs and services. It lists more than 160 sites in Seattle, King County and surrounding areas that offer access and training. Centers are organized by geographic area and contain information about… [ Keep reading ]

Rules of Public Computer Use Now available in 14 languages

The City of Seattle developed a set of rules for public computer use. We provide public access to computers in order to ensure that all residents have access to government services and other essential resources, to encourage civic participation and to increase technology literacy. Search for public computing locations with… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Wins National Award for Puget SoundOff Youth Web Project

The City of Seattle has won an award from the Public Technology Institute (PTI) for best web and e-government services for the youth online civic engagement project, This award recognizes the unique opportunity we’re providing for online youth expression and civic engagement and the partnership between the City, Metrocenter… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Celebrates One Web Day and Digital Inclusion

City of Seattle research has found that even in “high tech” urban areas like Seattle, there is still a significant and troubling digital divide in access and opportunity. On September 22d, One Web Day, we joined with Neighborhood House, Reclaim the Media and Washington Public Interest Research Group (WashPIRG) to… [ Keep reading ]

Puget SoundOff Wins People’s Choice Award!

CityClub’s 2009 Community Matters Campaign (CMC) has selected PugetSoundoff (PSO) as a recipient of their 2009 People’s Choice Awards! PSO was selected as one of six diverse and dynamic recipients for their success in “increasing youth involvement and engagement within the community while encouraging expression of one’s beliefs, respect for… [ Keep reading ]

The 2011 Bill Wright Technology Matching Fund grant deadline is May 18th

More information on the Bill Wright Technology Matching Fund page. City Report Shows Level of Tech Access and Adoption…and Barriers to Participation The City has released the results of its survey on Intenet use by Seattle residents, showing greater use, interest in high speed Internet, and a lagging digital divide…. [ Keep reading ]

Public workshop on public access television

City and Advisory Board seek public input on future of public access television in Seattle.

Twitter releases “10 Most Powerful Tweets of 2010”

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… [ Keep reading ]

Using Google forms to survey community members

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… [ Keep reading ]

Volunteer for our Get Online! event

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… [ Keep reading ]