WHAT SHOULD WE DO IF WE DIDN'T USE FACEBOOK AS A GROUP?
We can simplify our online community by only using the WEBSITE for basic posts, announcements, event details, and resources.
OPTION ONE SIMPLIFY
1. SINGLE ONLINE LOCATION
2. ALREADY ESTABLISHED
3. SHIRE FRONT DOOR
4. EASY TO SUPPORT
Everything is in the same place
Everyone already knows about it
Shareable with anyone in or out of the group
We have full control over the system
1. LIMITED FEATURES
4. NEEDS MAINTENANCE
The website can't do everything
Requires energy from leaders and members
There is a learning curve before using
It is in constant need of upkeep.
We can replace our online community by using an alternative social media platform for our online community needs. The top candidate would be BAND.
OPTION TWO REPLACE
1. DEDICATED SPACE
2. ADVANCED FEATURES
3. LOTS OF RESOURCES
4. SPECIALIZED PLATFORM
A singular location for all online social activity
Calendars, notifications, chats, app, and more
Provided resources to help with system use
The platform is dedicated to group communication.
1. NEW SYSTEM TO LEARN
2. MIGRATION EFFORT
3. NOT AS ACCESSIBLE
4. LIMITED STORAGE
Brand new platform to learn how to use
Will take effort to bring everyone/thing over
Most people haven't heard of it
Limited memory for photos/videos without upgrading
BOTH ARE FREE*
Either option can be used freely by anyone. *Kane incurs a website cost but donates it as part of his Membership. BAND can be upgraded for additional storage at a yearly rate.
Let Kane know before or at the next Council Meeting and we can help figure out what we want to do as a Shire. Thanks!