Social media

http://www.facebook.com/

Facebook

3.75

Facebook is a hugely popular free social networking site that that enables registered users to create profiles, send and receive messa

 
Community Social and Economic Development Worker Louise Barbé has been part of the team at West Harton Churches Action Station for just over two years. As a ‘late starter’ with technology herself, she knows just how frustrating learning to use a computers and the internet can be. It’s her job to make things as easy as possible for the learners of West Harton!
http://streetlife.com/

Streetlife

4.4
Connect and share with your local community on Streetlife - the local social network.
http://www.google.co.uk/analytics

Google Analytics

4.5
Google Analytics is a powerful tool that enables you to see what is happening on your website or social media platforms. You can easily create reports to find out how many people are using your site what they are looking at and where they are coming from.
 
Vicky from UK online centres uses Google Analytics to get a view of how the organisation's websites are being used, and where improvements can be made. Here she tells us why it's so useful.
http://www.blogger.com/

Blogger

3.75
Blogger is (as the name implies!) an easy way to get going with a blog, whether for yourself, your organisation or even your community project.
 

Mohamed from Southern Housing Group talks about how they have used Blogger.

https://www.sumall.com

SumAll

4.5

SumAll is a really useful tool that allows you to track and monitor your social media accounts.

https://bufferapp.com/

Bufferapp

5
A smarter way to schedule social media content.
http://www.ipadio.com

Ipadio

4

A tool that lets you broadcast live to the web from a phone call

http://twitter.com/

Twitter

4.75
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what you find interesting. Simply find the ones you find most compelling and follow the conversations.
 

Nicola Wallace-Dean is the centre manager for Starting Point in Stockport and found using Twitter an excellent way of recruiting and communicating with volunteers.

https://www.periscope.tv/

Periscope

4
Periscope provides the easiest way yet to capture film on your phone or tablet and broadcast it live to your Twitter feed, letting you share with the world just what you’re getting up to.
http://pinterest.com/

Pinterest

4

Pinterest allows groups and individuals to organise the images they like online, by pinning them on a virtual pin board.

http://hootsuite.com

Hootsuite

4.5
Hootsuite is a great tool for organising and managing your multiple social media accounts.
 

Chris is Marketing and Communications Officer at UK online centres and uses Hootsuite to manage multiple social media accounts easily.

http://www.linkedin.com

LinkedIn

4
LinkedIn is a social media platform where you can connect with the people you do business with, and share your company updates through direct mes
http://goo.gl/

Google Long Url Shortener

3
This free handy tool from google provides a short version of URLs which is easy to paste into emails or use on social media
https://about.twitter.com/products/tweetdeck

TweetDeck

3.5
This is a tool that is powered by Twitter to help you manage and track your Twitter accounts. It is similar to Hootsuite but just for Twitter.
http://storify.com/

Storify

4.25

Storify allows you to pool and present content from around the web (including tweets, Facebook posts, YouTube videos, news articles) about a particular topic.

https://ifttt.com

IFTTT

3.666665
Use this tool to set up connections between online actions, to help you save time, stay organised and keep up-to-date with your favourite content.
http://www.streetbank.com/

StreetBank

3

StreetBank allows you to post messages in a way similar to Facebook but directly to the club members

http://unshorten.it/

Unshorten.It!

2.5

This URL unshortener lets you see where all those shortened URLs will take you

https://www.yammer.com/

Yammer

3

Yammer brings the power of social networking to your company. Yammer is as easy to use as great consumer software like Facebook and Twitter, but is designed for company collaboration, file sharing, knowledge exchange and team efficiency.

 
Rachel Verney, Manager of Central Services, talks about how she has used Yammer as a tool for the Kingston CAB’s Pro Bono legal advice project.
http://ambix.jdrewcreations.co.uk

Ambix

0

Ambix is a private social network for your community.

http://yourock.jobs/en

YouRock

0
YouRock is a service where you can build a dynamic job profile that really rocks!
https://techboomers.com/

TechBoomers

0
TechBoomers is a free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced internet users with basic computer skills about websites that can make their lives easier and help improve their quality of life.
http://klout.com/

Klout

3

If you're on social media you will already have a public Klout score, even if you don't have a Klout account. 

https://bitly.com/

Bitly

4.75

Bitly is a helpful site which shortens your hyperlinks, so there are fewer characters taking up space.

https://foursquare.com/

Foursquare

0

Foursquare is a local search and discovery social media tool which allows users to ‘check-in’ to different locations and leave hints, tip

http://nationbuilder.com/

NationBuilder

0

NationBuilder is a community organising platform that allows users to build and manage websites.

 
The Blue Sky Cafe in Sheffield is a community cafe, situated inside the Old Junior School in Sharrow. They use NationBuilder to create and maintain their website.