Newscloud Ignite Presentation

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<p>Building Online Community with NewsClouds Facebook Application</p> <p>Turn Your Readers into ParticipantsEngaging Your Community with NewsCloudThe Media Consortium, Oakland 2011Jeff ReifmanSeattle, Washingtonjeff@newscloud.com@newscloud</p> <p>NewsCloud isFree, open source, Facebook-connected software for building interactive communitiesFunded by the John S. and James L. Knight FoundationUse it to host a virtual town centerTurn your readers into participantsEnhance your storytelling with crowdsourcingGenerate new page views and revenue</p> <p>Participant FeaturesShare news linksWrite blog postsTalk in discussion forumsOrganize links in resource directoriesAsk and answer questionsSell, lend, give away stuff in classifieds &amp; lending libraryCrowdsource ideasShare photos and video in galleriesShare and browse event calendarsPlay the predictions game</p> <p>Platform FeaturesThemed with your brandFully configurable front pageFacebook Connect &amp; Twitter IntegrationReal time notificationsYour advertising engineYour stats engineSite maps for SEOSharable widgetsForeign language supportGrant-funded development continues through April 2012</p> <p>Problems with Facebook PagesPages are generic, bland and limited to the functionality Facebook gives youPages dont build communityYour audience will never think of your Facebook page as a great place to come back, nor a great place to startPages drive discussions away from your websiteNo way to monetize them</p> <p>Success TipsPromote it and link to itPromote it and link to itPromote it and link to itPromote it and link to it</p> <p>w`11</p> <p>Other Success TipsMake the application a place for audience participationDedicate staff to curate the communityTrain and connect everyone in your organization with the applicationLink news stories to the applications interactive featuresBuild links into your site navigationPlace widgets from the application on your website</p> <p>You Can Use ThisUse our automated installerLaunch in less than 20 minutesCosts as little as $45/mo.Or, hire a web consulting firmLet them manage it for youOr, talk to NewsCloudWe provide a variety of managed services and hosting solutions</p> <p>Contact UsEmailjeff@newscloud.comFollow @newscloudWebsitehttp://www.newscloud.comBlogshttp://blog.newscloud.comhttp://opensource.newscloud.comGet the codehttp://github.com/newscloud/n2Social Media Researchhttp://newscloud.com/research</p>