About

What?

Simply put, @Civicboom is:

An online platform allowing organisations and individuals to work together in generating news and rich media content.

As a larger, and more attractive selling point Civicboom is constructed from its own open platform or API – an Application Programming Interface. Essentially an API is a framework that provides both the environment, and the means by which programmers can build software applications.

Because Civicboom has its own open API, it is customisable – meaning that the simple idea above can be tailored and applied to different uses through the development of an application. Effectively, Civicboom provides a means by which organisations can make their businesses more efficient.

How?

Here are a few examples of how Civicboom can be used:

  • A local news organisation and their journalists can assign their community, generate breaking news and work with the very people they represent in getting the story
  • Researchers can use it to create trending heat map/infographics with drill down on breaking news – patterns/peaks/forecasts etc
  • Marketing companies can use it to analyse chatter of specific issues in targeted areas and demographics in the development of campaigns or products
  • Conferences can run event schedules and gather real-time insight, networking trends, videos and discussions from delegates through CB Mobile App
  • Governments and local authorities can develop and test policies within their community in both real-time and long-tail status
  • Businesses can use Civicboom as their internal and external communications platform

Who?

At the heart of the Civicboom Team is a team of 4 award-winning web developers – they competed and won at the 2011 Guardian (H)activate Summit and the HP OS Web Developer competitions.

Credentials?

http://civic.mit.edu/projects/community/civicboom

The purpose of this blog

Our journey in getting to this point has been varied, challenging and insightful. We could talk about the day-to-day hurdles we, as a small team, have faced over the last few months.

However, we want to look at the “bigger picture” – the theory and practice of collaboration and social engagement through technology; what does it mean and where will it take us?

Contact

If you’re interested in how Civicboom can work for you, get in touch directly:

Elizabeth Hodgson / CEO and Founder – e.hodgson@civicboom.com
Jamie Andrews / Marketing Account Manager – j.andrews@civicboom.com

Twitter: @civicboom
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Contact us: contact@civicboom.com

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