Email newsletter, discussion

Create email lists for one-to-many (newsletters and updates) or many-to-many (discussions). Need Google account to set up. http://groups.google.com/

Stories from tweets
Assemble a story from tweets, videos, text and other elements. http://storify.com

Netvibes dashboard
Create a personal or community information hub to pull in content feeds from blogs and other sites of interest. www.netvibes.com

Group, Public

I

Public

B/I Personal, Group, Public

B/I

Visual pinboard
Online pinboard of pictures around themes. http://pinterest.com

Document sharing
Collaborative documents sharing and editing compatible with Office. Requires Google account.
https://docs.google.com

Simple blog
Simple yet versatile blogging platform for easy sharing of text, pictures, videos http://www.tumblr.com/

Public

B

Personal, Group, Public

B/I Personal, Group, Public

B/I

Online community
Multi-user space for groups or neighbourhood with blogs, forums, video, pages. Paid for. www.ning.com

Online maps
Create online maps to show local information to help improve access to services and resources. www.google.com/mapmaker Public

Twitter
Free short-message system used for chat, sharing resources, promoting blogging, reporting event.
http://twitter.com

Group, Public

A

I Personal, public

B/I

Wiki for simple web site
Free service that provides easily-edited web pages where many authors can contribute and amend: like a mini wikipedia www.wikispaces.com

Community news blog
Create a site for local news, information, comment: recruit a core group of reporters. http://wordpress.com

Collaborative research
Use of free online system to research and share Web bookmarks.

http://delicious.com/

Group, Public

B/I

Group, Public

I/A

Personal, Group, Public

B

Video and audio
Buy or loan audio and video equipment so people can create and share media content. Will need computer and editing software

Group texting
Text messaging system allows creation of groups for alerts and private chat. www.groupme.com

Photosharing
Upload and tag photos for public sharing.

http://flickr.com

Group, Public

I/A

Group, Public

B/I

Personal, Group, Public

B/I

N0tice.com
Online community noticeboard to share news, events, and sell or freecycle stuff http://n0tice.com

Facebook
Biggest social network with groups, pages, events, photos, videos http://www.facebook.com

Free calls one2one video
Encourage use of free Skype software giving people free calls, teleconferencing and one-toone video. http://skype.com

Group, Public

I Group, Public

B/I/A Personal, Group

B

Evernote
Clip, create, store and share notes, web pages, audio, photos across your devices and with others. http://www.evernote.com

Organise events online
Use free apps and sites to schedule meetings and organise events, form groups around them. http://doodle.com/ http://www.meetup.com http://www.eventbrite.com

Yammer
Free private messaging system like longform Twitter with groups, networks and more. Requires domain email. https://www.yammer.com

Personal, Group, Public

B/I

Group

B Personal, Group

I/A

RSS feeds
Sign up to Google Reader and then read feeds on computer, tablet, smartphone. Google account. http://google.com/reader

Dropbox
Sign up to Dropbox to store and share files on your computer, tablet, smartphone https://www.dropbox.com

Max your phone
Use a smartphone for video, audio, photos and many other apps Apple, Android, Nokia, Blackberry

Personal

B

Personal, Group, Public

B Personal, Group, Public

I

Audioboo
Use a free smartphone app or phone to record and publish interviews online www.audioboo.fm

Max your browser
Install bookmarklets on your web browser to make it easier to clip and share content

Stream video
Use a smartphone or tablet to stream video to the Internet using a free app and wiki http://bambuser.com

Public

B

Personal

B Public

I

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