Co-operative Press has recently launched Dash.coop, a website that displays news and blog feeds from cooperatives across the world. It also provides an interactive dashboard for cooperators and anyone interested in the sector to view feeds by subject or through custom searches. It is a unique platform to read and visualise the latest news and blog updates from around the global co-operative movement.
Dash.coop has the particularity that users have control over the site. Anyone can join up and add feeds to contribute to a source of information about cooperatives. Any article can be shared through Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Delicious or email. A more in-depth analysis allows feeds to be viewed by country, as well as the most popular subjects, such as conferences and special events.
Dash.coop editor, Anthony Murray, emphasizes the wealth of cooperative news “dash.coop is here to share this information and cooperatives together.” Moreover, he insists that cooperatives need to be in constant communication and see what others are doing, especially during the global recession and in the upcoming International Year of Cooperatives in 2012.
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