In their chapter on Building an Audience, Cohen & Rosenzweig present two principles to ensure that a digital history website is not only useful, but used. They urge webmasters to:
a) think about creating a community, rather than just simple page hits, and
b) recognize the types of visitors you’re getting and adapt to their needs
I’m wondering what capacity we have to incorporate either of these two principles into our own sites. What add-ons might Omeka offer that could help foster a community and track site visitors?
I notice that there are Social Bookmarking (http://omeka.org/add-ons/plugins/#socialbookmarking) and Contributions (http://omeka.org/add-ons/plugins/#contribution) add-ons… would these be appropriate/useful to include on the sites for this class, or do you think they’d be better for a more substantial project?