Bridging Crossroads with Facebook and YouTube

This week the Gold Team focused on creating two social networking sites (Facebook and YouTube) and attempted to create a Myspace.  The Myspace turned out to not be the best site for what the team was trying to do with its social networking sites, so in the end it was a decision of the team to delete the page.  On Monday, the team created the Facebook page and had great success with some of the applications. Other applications were a little more time consuming and some of the applications turned out to be a bit ineffective. 

On the page, there is a RSS/Blog application that feeds this WordPress blog right into the Facebook page, so that the fans can see what the whole Crossroads team is doing.  There is also a discussion board that encourages fans to interact and reply to the topic that is up for discussion.  There are currently 13 pictures that the GOLD TEAM selected to feature on the website for the initial publication.  These pictures include images from the Memphis World Collection, the Hoxie Collection, and the Sugarmon Collection.  Team member, April Wilson, worked on creating a gift feature for the page that will allow fans to send “Crossroads Gifts” to other friends on Facebook.  This feature is still being worked on, but be on the lookout! 

Later on in the week, the team created a YouTube page that will feature clips from past interviews.  The clip that will be featured this week is the interview with Dr. Jim Lanier.  The team plans to upload 2-3 video clips a week and is currently looking through the archive for videos to feature.  If you have any suggestions about which videos that you think the team should feature on the YouTube  channel, please feel free to comment.  Along with the YouTube page, Facebook has a YouTube box applicaiton that will feature the videos that are on the YouTube channel.  This is one of the applications that takes a little more time, but it is currently being worked on. 

Today is the day! The Facebook page has officially been published! Please visit the site and BECOME A FAN of the Crossroads to Freedom Digital Archive Facebook Page!

The YouTube page is also up and ready! Please visit the site and tell the GOLD TEAM what you think!!

Next week, the focus will be on community outreach so that people in the community will be aware of these new sites that have been created this week!!!

Again, let the GOLD TEAM know what you think about the new sites!




Published in: on June 12, 2009 at 1:47 pm  Comments Off on Bridging Crossroads with Facebook and YouTube  
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