(May 2, 2012) Yes, the Internet Society has announced the first induction class of the Internet Hall of Fame. As one might expect, the announcement came with its own YouTube video! We certainly should have expected that! What makes me bring this one up? Because all Halls of Fame are working hard to use the internet to develop their respective impact on all its potential market segments and who better to have a handle on this than the Internet Society? One would think they would have the most forward looking web site and internet environment for virtual visitors to their Hall of Fame.
I don’t know how forward thinking the site is, but it is clean, easy to navigate and the key information and links seem to all be there. I am impressed with it. Many web sites try to do too much on the front page, but this one does not. There are four key points that cover a breadth of issues and spotlight one of the newly honored Hall of Famers. I genuinely like the look.
I encourage those responsible for a Hall of Fame web site to follow this one. It should show us the way forward to innovative uses of the amazing technology that the Internet offers.
Jack Huckel, Founder & Principal of J.R. Huckel & Associates, offers election and induction consulting services to Halls of Fame. Jack served the National Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum as Director of Museum and Archives for 9-1/2 years after more than 10 years as a volunteer and longer still as a soccer historian. More information is available at the firm’s web site. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518/852-3033.
Jack is a member of the International Sports Heritage Association who’s 2012 Annual Conference will take place at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, RI from October 24 to 26. He is also a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Board of Directors’ Executive Committee. He will become president of the NSCAA in January of 2013.