New Transformations Website

Networking Action

I want to encourage all to join the SDG Transformations Forum blog (weekly, registration on upper right) and newsletter (quarterly, registration bottom of all site pages). The Forum is my major focus these days, and we aim for it to … Net Dev

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Got a Rubbish website? Social Media evaluation – Special Offer – $1800

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I was reading 10 ways to make a rubbish website … …and thought about how often clients ask me to do a social media audit or social media evaluation. Very very rare for me to blog about our special offers, whether it’s social media evaluation discounts or something else.

Websites that make me laugh

Michelle Laurie

Have you ever had a technology failure during a major presentation or even a minor one? I was surfing the web and found a hilarious site that shares cartoons on social media and a bit about its evolution. It’s great that we can laugh about it!

Kill Flash Now: Worst websites and Australian Agencies

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Many agencies are guilty of over-Flashing their own websites (and their clients). It’s fine for little cute games but a whole website? Bad Flash - if your website needs navigation tutorials. The website as a moving ad. Do you read any agency websites on RSS?

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New Website Traffic Case Study — Watch Company — Weeks 1-13

Online Social Networking

I wrote back in November that I was launching a website and building a web presence for a small business that makes luxury watches and that also handles distribution for other upscale watch brands. After 13 weeks of effort, I’m pretty satisfied with the growth of website traffic.

Wenger-Trayner new website – new BEtreats

Jenny Connected

This is what was written on the website last year: ‘In a collaborative atmosphere with a small, strategically committed group, we spend four intensive days developing leadership and facilitation capabilities for cultivating communities of practice and networks. For full details see their new website: [link]. In 2011, I was very fortunate to be able to attend BEtreat, in the home of Etienne and Bev Wenger-Trayner in Grass Valley, California.

Website vs. Web Presence

Online Social Networking

Once upon a time, a business would put up a website with its contact information, and that was the beginning and end of its web presence. A Web Presence is Much More than Just a Website.

Wenger-Trayner new website – new BEtreats

Jenny Connected

This is what was written on the website last year: ‘In a collaborative atmosphere with a small, strategically committed group, we spend four intensive days developing leadership and facilitation capabilities for cultivating communities of practice and networks. For full details see their new website: [link]. In 2011, I was very fortunate to be able to attend BEtreat, in the home of Etienne and Bev Wenger-Trayner in Grass Valley, California.

Organising Knowledge » Explaining Taxonomies for Websites

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Explaining Taxonomies for Websites An excellent, practical and informative article from Heather Hedden explaining how taxonomies can be used to support navigation and search in website construction.

Launch of communities and networks connections website

Joitske Hulsebosch

Tony Karrer and Nancy White have been collaborating to make the communities and networks connection website which brings content from various places the web together on the topic of communities and networks. My blog will be part of the network of blogs feeding into the website.

Organising Knowledge>> New Taxonomy Websites

Green Chameleon

Two recently established taxonomy websites worth tracking and adding to your blog feeds: Dow Jones Synaptica has been running a team blog called Synaptica Central since August and is building up a nice regular pattern of posts with some good material and resource links – including some very nice posts from Taxonomy Bootcamp.

Best signup on a website ever

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Saw this on the bottom of the Moof homepage – Moof, social music, reinvented. If you aren’t sure you are aligning your Purpose as a host with the Purpose of prospective members, if you aren’t sure you have Value Systems sorted, if you don’t have a cool Welcome Visitor centre, if you fail on everything else as a social networking site, at least drop the Barrier to Entry. Seriously… Good isn’t it?

The website or the people who make them?

Full Circle Associates

I was attracted by the title of a 2015 opinion piece in the Observer by Thomas Oppong @Alltopstartups , 33 Websites That Will Make You a Genius. The question I sit with is WHY are these 33 websites considered so valuable ?

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RSA offers support to community websites

Social Reporter

Last month the RSA ran a fascinating if inevitably rather theoretical seminar on digital inclusion and social capital … now the 250-year-old organisation is taking practical action to support community activists who want to develop websites, following up an idea first floated by chief executive Matthew Taylor. are also keen to engage a small number of Fellows that already use community websites in these contexts.

Why Doesn’t My Website Generate Sales?

Online Social Networking

Could it be that your website looks nice but fails to help you meet your web marketing objectives? Here are possible reasons why your website isn’t generating leads or sales and some ideas that might help you correct the problems. Generate exposure for your website offline via print advertising, direct mail, radio, etc. You have plenty of visitors, but they leave your website too soon. Do you use social techniques on your website to engage your visitors?

Doesn’t My Website Deserve to Get Traffic?

Online Social Networking

We discussed in Why Doesn’t My Website Generate Sales? four different aspects of poor website performance: too little website traffic, the wrong website traffic, insufficient stickiness and poor conversion. Today we shall examine the all too common problem of too little website traffic and answer three important questions: Doesn’t my website deserve to get traffic? Why doesn’t my website get traffic?

10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Blog or Website

Online Social Networking

Like you, I typically visit many blogs and websites each day. I promised myself that I’d write up some suggestions for improving blogs and websites. The advice in that article applies equally to blogs and conventional websites. Use Social Bookmarking - Make your content easier to find and, as is the case with some social bookmarking sites , create quality links into your blog or website. Some web sites clearly have it together.

Integrating a blog into your website

Joitske Hulsebosch

Probably most organisations would ask the question whether to integrate a blog into their website or whether to host a blog in a separate space. In my case, I have a blog and I want to build a website to make my advisory services clearer. I have already decided I would like to integrate my blog and the website, as I think a blog is a very powerful means, and I would like the site and blog to work together.

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Building a website with Wordpress: a do it yourself guide

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm very proud that I built a website on my own domain name with an integrated weblog using Wordpress. I actually started with the idea of building a website to explain my freelance work with NVU. I looked at websites I enjoy and admire and wrote down what I liked about them.

Local citizen-based websites


Alan Stanton, a Labour councillor who contributes occasionally to Harringay Online , speaking of the attitude of politicians to local websites: "We shouldn't try to harness it. We can be part of it, contribute to it and listen to it but shouldn't try and colonise it."

How to Keyword Focus Your Website or Blog for Better SEO

Online Social Networking

You’re creating content for your blog or website. A website consists of one or more web pages. Best Practices Blogging Search Engines Web Marketing Website Traffic keywords SEO Web Analytics

Website Widgets and Ads Raise Privacy Issues

Online Social Networking

Website widgets are commonplace in the world of social media. The use of website widgets and banner ads raises online safety and privacy issues for you and your website visitors that are worthy of consideration.

A post about a website


Checking the e-democracy page on social media in public life , I learned that the, uh, unfortunate Rotten Neighbor website is closed. The basic idea is to have a website where users can type in their address or zip code and it will pull up a google map of the area, users can mark points on the map and leave comments about people that live at the houses there.

Diversity and representation on local websites


I've had a few conversations and thoughts lately (beginning with the London Neighbourhoods Online [ LDN10 ] event last month) about diversity and representation on local websites. Neighbourhood websites are set to increase and to have greater influence.

10 More Easy Ways to Improve Your Website

Online Social Networking

How well is your blog or website performing? I listed 10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Blog or Website and indicated that there might be more suggestions to follow. Clutter - Some websites have too much going on; they look like patch quilts.

Online Communities Are More Than Just Websites… But, They Are Still Websites

Managing Communities

photo credit: Like_the_Grand_Canyon One of the more common questions I get asked is how you can grow your community and how you can get more activity. As with most things that require a great deal of work, people are looking for that magic, secret tip. But, that doesn’t exist because that’s not how it works. [.]. Managing Staff

Sharing interesting websites

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

Its potential is described in just 3 words on the website : keep, share and discover. Bookmarks to websites and online PDF-files can be documented online. A tag according to the website is: “just a word that describes an item saved on” website.

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Popular Science Shuts Off Comments on Their Website: Some Unsolicited Community Thoughts

Managing Communities

Please Update Your RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you.

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10 Types of Widgets for Your Blog or Website

Online Social Networking

How much do you know about website widgets? Last week, in Website Widgets and Ads Raise Security and Privacy Issues , I shared my concerns about security and privacy issues connected with the use of widgets on a blog or other website. I concluded, “You are responsible as a blogger or website owner to protect the privacy of your visitors as best you can. They work on blogs, as well as other websites, and I like them very much.

Nexo - Create a Free Website

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Neighbourhood websites: two new papers published


Hugh Flouch and I have published two papers today reflecting the first phase of our short study on neighbourhood websites in London , funded by Capital Ambition. The first is an initial typology of the kinds of site that can be found, and attempts to distinguish and relate them according to purpose and interactive style.

Managing Online Forums Is Six Years Old and I’ve Launched a New Website for It

Managing Communities

Please Update Your RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Managing Online Forums (Book

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7 Tips for Utilizing Blog and Website Widgets

Online Social Networking

Are you using website widgets effectively? I listed 10 Types of Widgets for Your Blog or Website. While using website widgets is not rocket science, here are some important concepts worth keeping in mind: Widgets Are Content - Recently, a Twitter connection told me he liked my content and use of widgets. I thanked him, but the truth is that website widgets are content, as is each other aspect of your web site’s design.

Irresponsible Website Owners Are a Big Threat to the Freedom of Responsible Community Managers

Managing Communities

Please Update Your RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Thinking

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How to set up a community website: are these the right conversations starters?

Social Reporter

As a first step I said I would provide a list of key points for officers to discuss with potential community website developers and reporters. A community website is not just a publishing channel … it is a place for conversations, and a way of connecting with many other conversations online.

Website Editors Strive To Rein In Nasty Comments : NPR


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Do Only English Speakers Pay Taxes? Government Websites and Multilinguals


Our recent work with a number of states (California, New York, Minnesota) has brought us face to face with an uncomfortable fact: state websites are generally English-only. state and government websites offer only a minimal level of support for multilingual content and translation. Here at Forum One we’ve worked on many multilingual sites (including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Kurdish, and Chinese).

How Good Is My Website?: The Need for Quick Site Audits


Forum One is a digital consulting firm, so we are frequently asked, “How good is my website?” First, what really matters isn’t your “website,” but really your organization’s full digital strategy.

4+ Day Blog and Website Promotion Event and Social Media Party

Online Social Networking

It’s not necessary to have a blog or other website. You can post a link to your blog or website on my Facebook page along with a brief non-hypey introduction. What if I don’t have a blog or other website? To start off a year of greater collaboration and celebrate my 58th birthday, I’m hosting a unique four-day blog and web site promotion event and social media party on my Facebook fan page.

KickApps — User-Generated Video & Social Networking at Your Website

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Affiliate Sign In Contact Us | Blog | KickDeveloper | Solutions Technology Services Customers About Us Social Networking Comments & Ratings Widgets Blogs Photo & Video Sharing Message Boards Video Players Feed Manager powered by the KickApps Social Graph Engine ™ for Web Publishers About Applications | How it Works | Our Customers Social & Media Applications On Demand Use KickApps to power audience growth & engagement on your website.

White Paper: Top 10 Best Practices for State Health Reform Websites


Explaining the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to consumers outside the beltway can sometimes be like translating a foreign language. Health reform and health insurance exchanges can be tricky.

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Skype official website – free download and free calls and internet calls


Create a free account and download the Skype client here.

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Where Your Web Strategy Ought to Begin

Online Social Networking

Your social media and web strategy necessarily starts from your website, the one place on the the web that you own and control. However, the possibility that any given networking site will become unpopular, change its rules, cancel your membership, or even shut down entirely, renders such a website unsuitable as a hub and foundation for your web presence. Your website doesn’t need to be intricate. I tend to prefer simple websites.

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