Toledo's Attic visitors can interact with local history information resources and discussions in several social networking communities. Past and recent postings included questions and comments about historical events, organizations, people and locations in and around Toledo.
Most popular social networks
Facebook - The Toledo's Attic Facebook community has been steadily growing with discussions on local history, collectibles, etc. Members receive feeds about new local history sites, news, and events. Within Facebook, there are a number of groups of potential interest to Toledo history buffs, to name a few here: East Toledo Historical Society, HISTORIC TOLEDO (OHIO-USA), Historic Vistula Foundation, Old West End Historic District, TARTA History Group, and Toledo Memorabilia, History And Memories.
Instagram - Photosharing social network, allowing users to use their mobile devices to acquire, tag, and share images. Visit Toledo's Attic on Instagram. If you are interested, please tag such photos with #toledosattic, and it will appear in the gallery.
Pinterest - The Toledo's Attic site in Pinterest allows pinning images of historic Toledo from all over the Web. Pnning is simply a way of aggregating links to image collections all over the Web, and a great way to use shared linked data related to the history of Toledo and Northwest Ohio. Simply click on the images in the Pinterest box to the right and on the Tour Toledo page to explore these pinned collections.
For historians and local history scholars
Wordpress - discussions on local history, collectibles, and other related topics
Our ongoing projects will invite interested participants to engage in the following communities:
HistoryPin - Visit Toledo's Attic's designated channel on HistoryPin. HistoryPin offers a nice timeline slider to explore various decades and images created within those time frames. The maps aid in spatial searching and browsing.
Whatwasthere - Whatwasthere.com features a slider that superimposes the historical image over what is there today, using Google Street View. The Toledo collection has grown significantly over the past year.
The Toledo's Attic Blogger has moved from Google's Blogspot to Wordpress, and is open for discussion among local history enthusiasts, students, and others intersted in the Toledo and Northwest Ohio history.
Toledo Waste Walker - A photojournalism / art project dedicated to urban decay in Toledo and much of Northwestern Ohio.*
*Note that this blog is managed independently of Toledo's Attic.
Shelfari/Amazon.com - The Toledo's Attic Shelfari site lists books on Toledo, Northwest Ohio, and the history of area institutions, society, and industry. Visitors and participants are invited to read and write book reviews and share other information. The site features Toledo-Northwest Ohio Local History, a designated group for interested readers to suggest and review books on the topic.
Open Library - The Toledo's Attic site in Open Library invites interested readers to enhance the descriptions in the shared catalog. Readers can also add new items listed in Shelfari but not yet added to this site.