Wis.community is several things:

  • A collection of “mini-sites” or communities based on topic or location

  • Discussion areas in each community that can be carried on either on the site or via email or text messaging (soon)

  • Event calendars for each community, and an aggregated calendar of all of the communities

  • Spaces for news and resources in each community

  • Incorporation of media (audio, video, webinars) throughout the site

  • Templates for different types of communities, including organizations, small businesses, performance groups, government agencies (think of townships), political groups, nonprofits, and others to come.

  • Resources – these can be many things – links to other places, local businesses, etc.

Communities may be public, private, or some mix of both. The site has a sophisticated permissions system and access can be controlled in several ways.

Current communities include Politics, Chippewa Valley, Food, Arts, Government, and Technology. More are coming

How can I help?

There will be upcoming community meetings in the Chippewa Valley to discuss ways to use and expand this platform. You can help by:

  1. Visiting https://wis.community , create an account, look around, and leave feedback for us.

  2. Attending the upcoming meeting Sept. 24 at Menomonie Market Food Co-op – 6 PM.

  3. Giving us ideas for new ways to use this platform

  4. Volunteering to run a community on the site

  5. We are very interested in talking to alternative media in Wisconsin (community TV, low-powered radio, blogs, etc. for collaboration.

  6. Take the survey at https://wis.community/survey1

contact: shanson@wis.community or visit http://wis.community

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Steve Hanson

Steve is a web designer and recently retired from running the hosting and development company Cruiskeen Consulting LLC. Cruiskeen Consulting LLC is the parent company of Wis.Community, and publication of this site continues after his retirement.

Steve is a member of LION Publishers and the Local Media Consortium, is active in Health Dunn Right, and is vice-president of the League of Women Voters of the greater Chippewa Valley


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