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====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.
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==== [[Freegle Direct]] ====
  
====[[Mod Plug-in]]====
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This application/interface from Edward was devised originally as a 'bolt on' to a Yahoo Group to make freegling a much easier and better experience for members. But now we have disengaged from Yahoo, it is the platform we all use for our local Freegle community.
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]]====
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==== [[ModTools]] ====
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.
 
  
====[[Freegle Direct]]====
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ModTools helps you moderate your community. 
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.
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ModTools is also available as an app which is simultaneously updated and available for Android and Apple tablets and mobiles.  The app is available in all country's app stores.
  
====[[Facebook]]====
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=== [[Freegle Mobile app]] ===
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]]====
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The Freegle App is available for group members on Apple and Android.
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]]====
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=== Facebook ===
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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Centrally, Freegle runs a Facebook page to generate interest and share good news stories.  This can easily be shared to individual community pages via Modtools.
  
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=== Twitter ===
  
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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.
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=== Local Facilities ===
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==== [[Sustain Eden project]] ====
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Penrith and Eden Freegle group joined together with other local organisations to deliver a project in their area, funded by a Big Lottery grant. The Grow Your Own project ran from Feb 2013 to Oct 2015.
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Latest revision as of 14:42, 20 July 2022

Freegle Direct

This application/interface from Edward was devised originally as a 'bolt on' to a Yahoo Group to make freegling a much easier and better experience for members. But now we have disengaged from Yahoo, it is the platform we all use for our local Freegle community.

ModTools

ModTools helps you moderate your community. ModTools is also available as an app which is simultaneously updated and available for Android and Apple tablets and mobiles. The app is available in all country's app stores.

Freegle Mobile app

The Freegle App is available for group members on Apple and Android.

Facebook

Centrally, Freegle runs a Facebook page to generate interest and share good news stories. This can easily be shared to individual community pages via Modtools.

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.


Local Facilities

Sustain Eden project

Penrith and Eden Freegle group joined together with other local organisations to deliver a project in their area, funded by a Big Lottery grant. The Grow Your Own project ran from Feb 2013 to Oct 2015.


Back to Basic Information