Difference between revisions of "Group Facilities"

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Edward then went on to provide an application for members of local groups to use to help them get the best out of their group.
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Edward then went on to provide an application for members of local groups to use to help them get the best out of their group.  But unfortunately, he didn't get any offers of support to keep it running.  It has now been withdrawn.
  
 
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Revision as of 17:37, 6 January 2013

Yahoo! Groups

When the idea of online reuse groups was first thought of, Yahoo! Groups provided the perfect solution - free, good format, easy to use (for the times).

Several years later we are still, in the main, using Yahoo! for the basic infrastructure for providing a group to our local communities. Along the way life and technology has moved on, so Freegle has gathered some 'extras' to help run and use the groups.

Mod Plug-in

Edward (Edinburgh) developed a plug in application that works with the Firefox web browser to provide a huge range of tools for moderators of Yahoo Groups to do the job more easily and efficiently.

Member Plug-in

Edward then went on to provide an application for members of local groups to use to help them get the best out of their group. But unfortunately, he didn't get any offers of support to keep it running. It has now been withdrawn.

Freegle Direct

The latest application/interface from Edward, this is 'bolted on' to the Yahoo Group to make freegling a much easier and better experience for members.

Facebook

With permission from members, messages can be republished onto a group Facebook page. Centrally, Freegle runs a Facebook page to generate interest and share good news stories.

Twitter

Groups can set up a linked Twitter account which, like Facebook, extends the reach of Freegle on the internet and generates more interest and participation.

Norfolk Freegle

Launched in July 2012, 8 Freegle groups covering the county of Norfolk and neighbouring Waveney District moved off Yahoo! Groups altogether to their own platform.


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