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Using wikis for online community building

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,… [ Keep reading ]

New WordPress “Tweet Button” Available!

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… [ Keep reading ]

Idealware’s Social Media decision guide

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… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor/Council announce $300k in community tech awards

Mayor Mike McGinn and the City Council jointly announced today that 24 Seattle community organizations will receive a total of $300,000 in Technology Matching Fund grants to promote access, job skills, education, and civic engagement.  See the press release about these great community projects with links to a map and… [ Keep reading ]

2010 Tech Matching Fund Awards Moved through Council

2010 and 2009 Technology Matching Fund grantees filled City Council Chambers in a show of support of CB 116919, which authorizes $300,000 to support technology programs, staffing and equipment in Seattle. For the video clip of the Seattle City Council briefing on July 21, where representatives from over 20 organizations… [ Keep reading ]

Wiki Tips & Tricks: Page Templates

Did you know that you can build a page once — just once — and then use that same page over and over in your wiki without building it again? Page templates can be a great way to save time and effort. Learn more about page templates. This tip originally… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle selected to participate in ‘Code for America’ fellowship program

Seattle has been named as one of the first cities that will participate in a new fellowship program to develop new applications for government transparency and participation. See more here.

iPhone App Turns Phone into Double-ended Language Translator

Dynamic Language, a translation and interpretation provider, has posted on their blog an interesting new application for the iPhone.  “Trying to communicate in a foreign language can feel more awkward than fast dancing during a slow song at a middle school dance. No one really understands what is going on,… [ Keep reading ]

Accessibility tool for Twitter

As we work with communities to expand their social networks, we’re often asked the question about resources for people living with disabilities.  One tool I’ve found is Qwitter – what is Qwitter??  Qwitter is an accessible Twitter client designed for access by the blind, providing an innovative integration between Twitter… [ Keep reading ]

Social networks taking over email?

When it comes to online communications, social networking has huge communities of people sharing information with each other. And its rise comes as people question email’s effectiveness—are social networks replacing email as a communications channel? In short, no. But that doesn’t mean social networking is an insignificant trend.  Check out… [ Keep reading ]