These cards show possible communication tools and activities in the Social by Social game
Email discussion group 1
Replace cc emails with a system that automatically enables many-to-many emails through a central mailbox.
Email newsletter 1
Provide regular updates through online newsletters delivered by email.
Online dashboard 1
Create a personal or community information hub by pulling in content feeds from blogs and other sites of interest. Updates automatically. E.g. www.netvibes.com
Online voting 2
Members discuss and vote on issues, campaign for propositions and take decisions collectively.
Google tools 1
Sign up for free Google tools that offer e- mail, calendars, collaborative word processing, and other productivity tools. E.g. www.google.com/accounts
Project blog 2
The project or organisation sets up a blog to keep people informed, and start conversations. Only project staff can create content, others comment. E.g. www.wordpress.com
Online community 3
Create your own online space for the whole community with a system like www.ning.com
Online maps 2
Publish online maps and other ways of showing localised information to help improve access to services and resources.
Encourage use of the free short- message Twitter service to build connections, start conversations, share news and ideas.See http://twitter.com
Use a free service that provides easily- edited web pages where many authors can contribute and amend: like a mini wikipedia
Campaigning website 2
Create a site for local news, information, comment, with a strong emphasis on campaigning: recruit a core group of reporters.
Collaborative research 1
Video and audio 2
Buy or loan audio and video equipment so people can create and share media content
Mobile messaging 2
Create text messaging system so people can request information or services via SMS or sign up to receive alerts to their mobile phone.
Encourage people to upload and tag photos for public sharing. E.g. http://flickr.com
Project management online 2
Manage messages, files and tasks for your project by using a specialist collaboration systems for your team.
Social networking sites 1
Create spaces on Myspace, Facebook and other social networking sites where people gather.
Free calls, web conferencing 1
Encourage use of free Skype software giving people free calls, teleconferencing and video over the Internet. See http://skype.com