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Net Tuesday Philly August: Homebrewed Rumination

  • Aug 4, 2009 · 6:00 PM
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Join us for our next Net Tuesday event on August 4. This will be the second of our Summer Ale Series, “Homebrewed Rumination”.

We’ll have an interactive discussion about what to consider when integrating social elements into a website. We’ll be looking at such themes as how a website can:


  • Help people connect to one another
  • Aggregate information
  • Foster collaboration
  • Encourage self-expression
  • Reach out to the rest of the world

We’ll explore each of these themes in general, and then focus on applying them specifically to: a) Philly NetSquared’s own new, drupal-based site (phillynetsquared.org); and b) other sites represented or suggested by those who show up and participate.


In this way, we hope to accomplish two things… Let’s think together about how the new Philly NetSquared website might foster our individual and collective ideas and ambitions about “using the social web for social change”. And, at the same time, let’s talk about these principles in general, and how they might enhance your own site or cause.

So, bring your own examples of sites with great social tools, plus your creativity and open mind. RSVP’s are desired, but not required. Looking ahead to SeptemberNetwork For Good, Causes and change.org, oh my! These days there are so many portals to use for raising money and engaging members in action on behalf of your cause. How do you choose which one(s) to be on? Does maintaining them take away from your other online efforts (e-news, blog, etc.)? Which ones have you been successful on? These questions and others will be discussed at our Portal Pilsner session, the last of our Summer Ale Series, on September 1. Have a story about a non-profit portal you want to share? E-mail Judah at ][masked].

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  • James

    i would like to add that this seth facilitated the evening with great mastery to cover many discrete points of info efficiently! i recommend this group very highly

    August 6, 2009

  • Martin K

    Glad I could finally make it to a Net Tuesday, it was definitely fun in that geeky way we all love! Thanks to everyone for putting it together and I look forward to seeing how the website evolves with all that feedback!

    August 5, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Seth and Judah had structured the evening with great thought and care, and under Seth's guidance it became a very productive session. It was a bit like trying to drink from a fire hose, but the notes will help me sort out the pieces (droplets?) that I want to capture. My friend who came for the first time found it very useful also.

    August 4, 2009

  • James

    good meeting; seating should be more conducive to discussion (need to rearrange room); also need to talk more about what it means to facilitate community, so the website can serve the commy. and not vice versa

    August 4, 2009

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