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Online service of the week: audio podcast in Canada

June 12th, 2013 No comments

This pleasantly-sounding audio show from Montreal is practically hidden from view at the website.

The presentation focuses mostly on dogs and has been in place since 2006. It is well produced with the added bonus of visits from experts in the field. Shows are clearly numbered and the navigation is very easy.

The earliest show we could find for this review was  #5 from October 2006, so shows 1 through 4 are missing.

This content is timeless and engaging.  It shows how unique services like this can help establish a brand.

This is also a demonstration of the power of a blog/website to engage users.

To access this service, select ‘Pet blog’ from the main menu at the website, followed by the ‘Pet Podcast’ option in the submenu underneath

It would be a good idea to give the show a more prominent place in the home page. Transcripts for each episode were produced before, they are important for people who do not immediately have sound equipment in place.

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Online service definition: staff directory. San Carlos Sija municipality

August 9th, 2012 No comments

A good way to provide information to the citizens of a region is to provide an updated list of staff within a government entity.

Such is the case of the San Carlos Sija municipality in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala (in Spanish)

The following information is listed under ‘Municipality Employees’ on the left hand side:

Public servant’s name, post, photograph and academic level.

In addition to this information, each employee is listed as belonging to a department.

Such openness is to be commended and it makes it easier for anyone to contact them for the first time.

Other features in the website:

  • Main tourist attractions
  • Several photo albums
  • Information about the town’s fair