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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 ]

Ytech project trained 257 youth in digital media

The YMCA of Greater Seattle has wrapped up a  2009 Tech Matching Fund grant.  With $19K in city funds and over $28k in matching contributions, the Y trained 257 youth in middle and high school using a moblie lab.   The youth gained skills in online safety, Internet research, digital photography, video production, media literacy, effective… [ Keep reading ]

Federal Funding for South Park Bridge comes thru!

Federal TIGER funds to replace the South Park bridge were just announced. See the King County news announcement from King Cty Exec Dow Constantine with Sen. Patty Murray. The bridge won’t be finished until late 2013. Efforts underway to market local businesses online are still critical to helping keep the… [ Keep reading ]

Learn more about net neutrality

While scouring the internet looking for new online tools to help neighborhood groups build community, I’ve come across the term “Net Neutrality” fairly often.  It took me a bit of research to figure out why Net Neutrality is so important.  Have you ever wondered what the term “Net Neutrality” really… [ Keep reading ]

Public Computing BTOP grant awarded

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… [ Keep reading ]