Friday, 14 November 2008

What would you want from a social networking, media, blogging site?

I know you've all done some consultation about the museums in Yorkshire's part in the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, called 'Voyages', so this is a little bit different. I want to ask you all what you'd like from a Web 2.0 platform which is going to be designed specifically for young people (i.e. you and lots of other young people across the region). It will be called 'My2012' (in the same vein as MyLearning, if you've heard me talk about that website). The website will show, on an interactive map, all the youth based projects that are happening in museums across the region, including yours! Oh, and it will be FREE for you to use (yay!).

So what I'd like you to tell me about is: How would you use a website like this? What would you post on it? What parts would you use? What ideas do you have about what could be on there? Here are just a few ideas -

You could post videos, audio, images and slideshows. You could voice your opinions and aspirations and could even start a campaign about something that you're passionate about. You could have discussions about museums and museum collections and help us reinterpret our collections from your point of view. You could contribute to a blog, maybe even a wiki. Let your imagination run wild, you never know, we might make it happen!

It would be great if you could post your ideas and thoughts about my suggestions and make any of your own. You can post onto this blog or you can email me at if you want your ideas to be anonymous.

Thanks very much :)

1 comment:

Susie said...

Maybe a forum where we could share ideas, ask for advice or just discuss our projects?

What you have so far sound good :)