Thursday, August 28, 2008

Easy Podcasting for Associations

I followed a link from ACTE today to a great resouce for associations interested in Take a look at how ACTE uses it for their Career Tech Talk podcasts.

I'll be trying it out. It looks like it makes it easy to put your podcasts online, set up feeds and even link to ITunes. There is a shopping cart if you want to charge a fee. The free version seems very functional and for a modest monthly fee you get good value. It's worth a look-see.

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Is Facebook All It's Cracked Up To Be?

A good article in my email today via ASAE's TechnoScope.
Author Robert A. Murphy talks about his experience setting up a Facebook page for the Optical Society of America. His article address generational issues in establishing a Facebook presence for your association. He offers detail on:

Three Ways to Make Facebook Work
1. Push the group page continually.
2. Create content or a reason that can only be accessed through Facebook.
3. Take advantage of the component in Facebook that allows you to add applications.

Article Lead:
By Robert A. Murphy
Though it may be tempting to create a Facebook page for your organization, it's critical to do your research before signing on. Your association may benefit from creating a page on Facebook and similar social networks, but first you must determine what you hope to achieve in creating the page. Be sure your presence on a network adds value for your members before you make the leap.
ASAE Members can Read Full Story.

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