Cathy Watson was one of the very first n0tice.com users to set up a noticeboard when we were still in beta – and she’s got on with it so well so now has two. We caught up with her to find out what’s happening near her…….
Firstly, what are you noticeboards called?
Tell us a little about yourself, what you do, your passions and interests?
My background is in journalism and while I now run a PR business I also have a popular news website in Uckfield at uckfieldnews.com.
Why did you set it up and who is involved?
I set up the Uckfield noticeboard because I was intrigued by the idea and wanted to see how it would work. I enjoy dipping in and out of other people’s noticeboards and seeing how they use the technology. I like the idea of other people contributing to the Uckfield board too. My updates have been sporadic because I wasn’t sure – and I’m still not sure – how best to use n0tice alongside UckfieldNews.com.
I started the Crowborough noticeboard because I often spot stories about the town, which is only ten minutes down the road from my home, and like having the opportunity of sharing them.
Tell us where it is and the three best things about that location.
Uckfield is a small town in East Sussex. It is pretty, the people are friendly and there’s a great community spirit about the place. Here’s a good example of that: http://www.uckfieldnews.com/
What do you hope to achieve with the noticeboard?
I hope to continue spreading news about Uckfield, linking between n0tice and my UckfieldNews.com website as I do already with the Uckfield News Facebook and Twitter pages. I look forward using more of the n0tice features, such as the crowdsourcing. I like the n0tice community too and the way it is possible to learn from each other.
One of the features with n0tice.com is the ability for our users to be able to create and personalise their own noticeboards.
Having a distinct URL means that a group, organisation or group can pass on the address to colleagues and friends and collaborate to build up and share important information, news events and offers.
The feature’s only been on offer for about a week and we’ve been taken aback by the number of people getting started on them.
Here’s a pick of five to check out this week:
Super early in from the Scottish Highlands this noticeboard with its personalised background of an image from area and custom font has it’s own style and is flagging up news and events from Mid-Argylle and Kintyre.
Things we’ve learned this week include news that Argyll FM will soon be back on air and details about the Tarbert Music Centre’s quiz night.
Content includes this Wordle showing off the stories of the week also published at www.uckfieldnews.com which included good news for organisations fund-raising to build an all weather sports pitch.
Content has featured police e-fits and information and the local NHS foundation trust.
News postings have included an announcement about the closure of the Claregate Pavillion in Tettenhall due to a suspected arson attack.
Things we’ve learned this week include news about a surveillance drone created by Middlesex University engineers and Kingston University’s training sessions with riot police.
Feeling inspired to start your own noticeboard? Register for an invite to join in here www.n0tice.com.