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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).
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==== [[Freegle Direct]] ====
  
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 and can also provide a Yahoo free option of hosting groups directly on the national website.
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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.
  
 
==== [[ModTools]] ====
 
==== [[ModTools]] ====
  
ModTools helps you moderate Freegle or other reuse groups hosted on Yahoo! Groups and Freegle DirectIt can also be used to moderate other Yahoo Groups.
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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.
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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.
  
==== [[Freegle Direct]] ====
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=== [[Freegle Mobile app]] ===
  
The latest application/interface from Edward, this can be 'bolted on' to the Yahoo Group to make freegling a much easier and better experience for members.  
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The Freegle App is available for group members on Apple and Android.
  
The latest version can now provide the option to host groups directly on the national website, which provides less complications and a much easier to use facility for members and volunteers.
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=== Facebook ===
  
=== Freegle App ===
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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.
  
A Freegle App is available for group members on Apple and Android. 
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=== Twitter ===
 
 
==== [[Facebook]] ====
 
 
 
With permission from members, individual messages can be republished onto a group Facebook page. Centrally, Freegle runs a Facebook page to generate interest and share good news stories.  This can easily be shared to group 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.  
 
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.  
  
==== Member Plug-in withdrawn  ====
 
  
Edward previously provided an application for members of Yahoo 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, but Freegle Direct provides a more integrated and simple solution for members.
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=== Local Facilities ===
 
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==== [[Sustain Eden project]] ====
==== [[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.
 
  
==== [[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.
  
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 runs from Feb 2013 to Oct 2015.
 
  
  

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.


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