Will You Be My Friend?

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If you haven’t had the opportunity to go in and see what Facebook is all about, I recommend you carve some time into your schedule and get up to speed. According to their website, “Facebook is a social utility that helps people communicate more efficiently with their friends, family and coworkers. The company develops technologies that facilitate the sharing of information through the social graph, the digital mapping of people’s real-world social connections.”  After giving Facebook a spin for the past week, I have to say that it is a fairly remarkable piece of technology that has some real potential for use by the orchestra field…

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2007 Canadian Orchestra Website Review: U.S. Orchestras, Take Note

Although it isn’t new for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to offer a Chinese version of their website, it is worth pointing out (once again) that it is there. Although the Chinese version is not as complete as the English version, this demonstrates that the organization understands its potential audience and is doing what is needed to help bring them into the organization as opposed to the troubling position adopted by some individuals in the U.S…

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2007 Canadian Orchestra Website Review: Grades and Comparisons

Unique to the Canadian portion of the annual website reviews, this installment examines the similarities and differences between how Canadian and U.S. orchestra websites compared in overall grades as well as the average scores category by category.

You’ll also get to see how the Canadian orchestras would fare compared to the Top 10 orchestra websites from the U.S. reviews and gain some insight into which components could stand the greatest cumulative improvement…

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2007 Canadian Orchestra Website Review: Rankings & Scores

Between 9/25/07 and 9/27/07, 14 professional Canadian orchestra websites were examined and ranked by how well they presented their concert schedule, sold tickets, provided organizational information, facilitated making donations, and on overall content and functionality. Overall, the average Canadian orchestra website score increased from 56.01 in 2005 to 64.03 in 2007, which means they improved by 14.31 percent since their last evaluation in 2005…

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