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OWAU 2/19: Go 2 Web 2.0

While searching for an OWAU piece to share I came across this site with a list of tons of Web 2.0 applications Some are familiar topics like social networking sites, blogs, share your life story online, share your photos, you get the idea. What I also found was that there were many applications for new ideas, well new to me anyway. I started by just clicking around & looking what was posted, until I realized that there are literally hundreds of applications listed on this site. The good thing is that you can search using tags. Since we’re focusing on marketing this year, I found a few applications that might be useful; of course there are still others on this site too.
Add This This site allows you to create a button & add it to your website. What does the button do? It makes it easier for people to share and promote your content. By clicking on the button the information goes back to a social networking site. This program also provides statistics about how readers are bookmarking & sharing your content.
This program helps you to run contests easily on your website by providing an easily accessible widget. There is a free version or you can pay $9 a month. Not that we run a lot of contests but, it’s something to keep in mind.
Another site that allows you to create a button to add to your website for easy social bookmarking. Depending on the package you chose you can also add blob, email, and instant messages as you share more information about the site you’re promoting. There’s even an option for giveaways & promotions.
This site allows you to easily add an event to the web. It looks like it’s still in its early stages & might be something to keep an eye on. There’s not a lot of info about it right now.


Candi said…
Kelly C: Wow! This could be a powerful tool for KSDL to outreach and recruitment. I think the feature about tracking the responses and see who is sharing could be a great medium to incorporate with the Evaluation Process Project that we are developing with PREL. Great find!
Christy said…
Mahalo Kelly for sharing. I could get completely wrapped up in exploring all the tools on this site. It truly is amazing the kinds of tools that people are building. I really liked the idea of the Tell-a-Friend and Add This marketing tools. We should definitely pursue trying these. Even the contest tool would be useful. I think we always get stuck at the "how to" part about marketing ideas but now there are some solutions. :)
I personally searched for some Web site/content mangagement systems since we're moving in that direction. I would like to revamp our own Web site and have a tool to promote to others who are looking for support with getting Web sites up. I truly believe that a CMS type tool is the only way to go if you want people to maintain their own content. I found four different sites:
Clinton said…
Mahalo for finding this great resource of Web 2.0 apps. I enjoyed browsing through the tons of applications available and one can spend quite some time doing that. The one thing I wish this directory had was the ability to see user ratings and comments. That would help in deciding which app is worthy of your time. Hopefully, we'll find a few that we could use in our branch.
Dorothy said…
Kelly, great site! I enjoyed viewing the marketing tools sites you pulled out in your blog. I think we should add it onto our sub marketing groups for further research. Many of the sites are free too. :)

By the time I looked at everyone else's recommendations, I didn't have much time to explore other sites.

I did, however, sign up for this site called Family Mingle ( to see if it was easy to use. Thoughts that went through my mind was possible integrating with our A'o Makua genealogy course or activity that could be integrated with our 'Ike HI courses for students to connect to their 'ohana (beginning activity). I set up my account and added family members within a couple of minutes. It even allows you to send an email invitation to family members or upload family photos. Didn't have a chance to dive into scheduling family outings, another attractive feature. If any of you try it out, let me know what you think.
Kelly D. said…
Mahalo for sharing! Wow, you could spend all day checking out all the different sites. Yes, I agree with Clinton. I would see a site and be excited about what it could do and then get quickly disappointed when it doesn't end up living up to what it promised or was so "user-unfriendly" that I got frustrated. We should definitely add the tools you found to our next Web strategies marketing meeting agenda. I was interested in the project management, data sharing, team collaboration sites. In particular, I found a few that may be useful within our Branch to track our own daily tasks and find more efficient ways to report the bi-weekly updates. Some of them like looked pretty good. A lot of them used to be free, but now charge to subscribe.
Joan said…
Good finds Kelly. The initial page presented a myriad of sites I never knew existed. I know some folks who are on over 10 sites and don't know how, or why they keep up with that. But it's surely a thing of today and tomorrow so we need to get familiar with social and media networking

Can't get over how easy the other tools were to add to your site. I tried the event thing but got a page of code. Maybe you put that into your page? Wasn't sure where to go next.

It's interesting how one find leads to the next. What a rich environment there is out there today. Thanks for finding some gems.

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