Jayne Cravens writes about the proliferation of volunteer-matching web sites in Please, No More Volunteer-Matching Web Sites.
I fully agree.
In a research I’m about to finish – and about to publish here in parts and as a whole –, I studied some volunteer matching sites.
One of the funny things I found was about two – in apparence – powerful sites that were evaluated: USA Freedom Corps and Network for Good. After some navigation I found that the first one linked directly to the second one, and that one used – though with its own template – the database and tools from Volunteermatch. Surprisingly, Volunteermatch has PageRank 7 and both others have 8.
If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:
Peña-López, I. (2005) “Please, No More Volunteer-Matching Web Sites” In ICTlogy,
#21, June 2005. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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