THE NEW JC website i s not just an online newspaper: it is a place where r e a d e r s c a n c r e a t e pages to promote their simchah, organisation or business, or simply share their personal opinions — all for free. Already thousands of you have registered to create your own pages at TheJC.com.
From your blogs to your videos, there is now an extraordinary wealth of content for other members of the community to enjoy. On the right, we highlight some of your blogs and news updates from organisations which have created pages.
It takes just a minute to register to create your page. Then you can: Comment on articles on the site Create blogs and link to friends Upload photo galleries and videos.
HOW TO JOIN
It is simple to join and gain access to all the free facilities that we are offering. Here’s how:
Visit www.TheJC.com, and click on the “Register” link at the very top right of the page. Then you need only choose a user name (preferably your real name, or your organisation’s name) and enter a valid email address. Once you have read and clicked to accept our terms and conditions, click on the button marked “Create new account”. (Our terms and conditions include important information — such as the fact that offensive or abusive language will lead to users being banned.)
An email will arrive from TheJC.com attheemailaddressyousupplied.(Ifyou cannot see it, check your spam filter.) The email will contain a unique website address, which you click on to register.
Now you need to choose a password. This gives only the passwordholder access you your account.
YOUR OWN HOME PAGE
Members can create a home page, where they can choose to tell other site users about themselves — or alternatively use it to blog, upload photos and video, and promote events and simchahs.
You, the user, are in full control
First, you can determine how your home page will work. You can choose to include a guestbook, where other registered members can post comments. If you choose to have a guestbook, you can decide whether your messages will be private to you, or whether other users can also read them. Now you can tell other users about yourself. We ask you to register using your real name — partly because we want our community to be accountable, but also so that other users can find you.
Once logged in, you will see a panel on the top left of your home page headed: “Add content”. This lets you add your own blog, which you can update as often as you like. You can create galleries of your photographs. You can upload video and can also create a “Group” that other registered users can join. If you are planning a simchah, you can easily create a celebratory page. If you click on “User blogs” or “Simchah/event” in the menu bar at the top of your page, you can explore what other members of the community are saying and doing.
A key aspect of TheJC.com is the ease with which you can connect with other members of the community. At the top of your home page, you can search for other users by their real name or their user name. Then simply click on a name to be taken to their home page. When you visit another user’s home page, you can ask to become their “Friend”.
ALL THIs AND MORE
You can also place advertisements on the website, at a discount, and can obtain a JC subscription.