Giving Rural a Voice on the Web
December 18, 2009 3:15 PM   Subscribe

Giving Rural a Voice on the Web
RIPPLE is a website that focuses on the views and voices of community builders in the rural Northwest. Our new website features a rural focused blog, stories from the field, and a bulletin board for our users. I work with rural communities all over Oregon and Siskiyou County, now the people I work with have a place to share information and sound off about the issues that matter to them. The project was completed through the nonprofit I work for, Rural Development Initiatives ( and with the amazing help of the Erica Dillon at Upswell ( This project started out as a site with a cloudy mission, a nightmare of a CMS, a feature fiasco, usability problems galore, and a IA maze. Erica Dillon at Upswell helped create a overall site strategy that truly caters to RIPPLE users, and helped us focus on our goal to connect and represent the people of the rural Northwest.
posted by Packy_1962 (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Hmm I couldn't get it to load.
posted by gomichild at 5:59 PM on December 18, 2009

Sorry about the delay gomichild—it took a day or so for the DNS change (from the old site to the new) to propagate through the Internet. Hopefully you can access it now. There are some great community bloggers on the site!
posted by ericadillon at 6:32 PM on December 23, 2009

Sorry I should have come back and mentioned that it does load for me now. (^_^)
posted by gomichild at 12:42 AM on December 25, 2009

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