I used Google Groups for the Vermont Baseball Coaches Association. Works great !
From: Lucie deLaBruere <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 20:05:01 -0400
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Subject: Re: Hosting listserv
I've used Yahoo Groups, Google Groups and another called COOLLIST.com.
Yahoo was quite a while ago, and every once in a while I get a rogue email from some yahoo group.
Coollist is a free mail list service. I like its simplicity. You can embed it into a web page like I did here for a person family history project
http://techsavvygirl.googlepages.com/news <http://techsavvygirl.googlepages.com/news> and all a user has to do is type in their email address and hit subscribe. The owner interface has some control for how you set it up.
My favorite is Google Groups. I like the archive feature to you can go back and look at discussions. They have also added a 'file' feature and a 'page' feature that can be used to store documents useful to your group. You can sign up for a couple of education Google Groups at http://www.google.com/educators/index.html
This page will give you an example of some of the features available. It's a small low activity group interested in Open Source
(Note the Join this group) feature on the side. You can also elect to get posting in digest form and a few other formats.
On 4/19/07, Steve Cavrak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
On Apr 19, 2007, at 1:52 PM, Bill Clark wrote:
Perhaps some good "discussion" software ... Is blogging better ?
Just looking for the easiest/inexpensive solution besides email for people
to discuss a common topic...
Two easy to use alternatives are
- google groups
- yahoo groups
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