Sunday, January 22, 2006

"Digital Divide" in nonprofit websites - Updated Version

About a year ago I posted an entry titled "Digital Divide" in nonprofit websites. Since then I have become very involved with nonprofit technology projects (like nptech and net2) and learned all about emerging technologies.

Since I am now interested in seeing which nonprofits use emerging technologies on their website, I have realized there is even more of a "digital divide" in nonprofit websites.

Here are 6 groups I have come up with to describe the gap:

  1. This group has added a blog, rss feeds, and/or podcasts to their website. Their web content is updated regularly. Their website is also designed well.
  2. This group has a well designed website. Their website content is updated regularly. They are familiar with emerging technologies and are looking into ways to add them to their website.
  3. This group has had a website for years. They are up to date with web design. They have heard about emerging technologies but do not understand them. They keep their website content updated as much as they can.
  4. This group has a website, but there is still room for improvement. They have an updated website which does not have much content. They are ready to redesign their site and add more content to it. They do not know anything about emerging technologies.
  5. This group has a website but it lacks usability and has not been updated in years. The content on the website is outdated.
  6. This group does not have a website. They do not know how a website can help their organization.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Most Popular Entry and Tagging My Blog Entries

It's been a year since I started this blog.

My most popular entry so far is Tagging Bookmarks with for Educators .

How do I know this?

I use to bookmark, share, and tag my entries. This helps me see how many people bookmark my blog entries.

As of now 19 other users have bookmarked that entry on

The tags I used were blog, education, technology, edtech, tagging,, tag , and tags.

Here is the tag list and the number of users who used each tag:

  • education (12)
  • (12)
  • reference (7)
  • tagging (4)
  • folksonomy (3)
  • delicious (3)
  • elearning (3)
  • blog (3)
  • tags (3)
  • technology (3)
  • tag (2)
  • bookmarking (2)
  • edtech (1)
  • deliciousineducation (1)
  • socialsoftware (1)
  • highereducation (1)
  • ideastoremember (1)
  • vate (1)
  • guide(1)

It's interesting to see how many tags were used to bookmark this entry.

Other observations about this entry:
  • As of now, there are at least 8 blogs or websites referencing this blog entry.
  • Seven people commented on this entry.