interests.me is a community information platform. If that sounds a bit grand, think of it as a community website featuring an online community noticeboard and shared community calendar, and a weekly email newsletter for a community.
It’s supported by a free web tool for community groups and local businesses, which helps them with their communications. They can send email newsletters, publish online, and share to social media.
Community administrators from the local area act as gatekeepers and curators of the information shared on interests.me. These people are volunteers.
interests.me is a great way for a community to improve and enhance its use of social media. All the community information collected on the platform can also be shared to linked social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter). interests.me provides a more organised way of gathering and showing local information than social media.
It’s a central point for online information about your community. We are also able to pull in third party information about your community – for instance, events published elsewhere such as on Eventbrite, Meetup, or Facebook. These events can be automatically included in your community calendar and available for the community administrators to curate.