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BARBICAN LIFE


The new Barbican Life website


Satu Pitkanen talks us through the new Barbican Life website and explains what we are trying to achieve in terms of new content and services for residents, as well as maintaining all the information, and more, from the old one.


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The Barbican Life website has a new look!


e’ve moved to a new blog platform – Wordpress which some of you may be familiar


with – which will make it easier for both the Barbican Life team, and other residents, to make regular updates. The website contains some of the best content from the printed magazine – articles, features, reviews – plus faster moving current news


relevant to residents that we couldn’t get into a quarterly magazine. We are also building up a wealth of reference content about the


Barbican past and present targeted both at people with a general interest in the history and


development of the estate, and information more specifically useful for residents about car parks, building alterations, the estates office and much more. So if you have any useful information, please let us know Barbican Life is a community project we’re looking for more volunteers to get involved in keeping the site updated as well as posting to Barbican Life Twitter and Facebook. For those of you with no experience we can give some basic training to help you get started. And if you look at the sites and think “I could do better than that!” – please do! The most important thing about the current updates to the website is that we now have a system where many authors can use a simple interface to add and manage content, so if you want to help out making the site as good as possible – please get in touch with barbican. So why not visit the site www.barbicanlife.com and have a look around. Any suggestions are welcome!


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You can


also see that


there is a new


Eventility ‘plug-in’ on the site. For those of you not familiar with Eventility.com, it is a free club, group, community and event


organisation and promotion website that allows anyone to create, manage and promote events, clubs, groups and communities. It makes it very simple to organise and share news and events with people belonging to the same group, removing the administrative pain and injecting the fun back into shared interest. Eventility offers an easy to use professional web interface, RSVP and reminder emails, SMS reminders, subscription payments, the


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ability to sell tickets and run offers, integration with Facebook and Twitter, online and phone support and lots more. It also enables people to find out what’s happening locally while helping them to get involved and build networks around their interests. We’ve set up a Barbican Life ‘super community’ on Eventility, which means we can link up Barbican groups and clubs and local businesses


into one


mutually beneficial community. All events from groups and any offers from local businesses will then get automatically added to the ‘plug-in’ on the Barbican Life website for all to see. So if you run a local club, group or business or just want to keep in touch sign-up for a free account at www.eventlity.com.


If you’re interested in finding out more about Eventility features have a look at http://www.eventility.com/tour#club


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