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Visit eFortStreet.com

by Loren Moreno, editor

 

In an effort to keep current and former HPU students connected, the coordinator of the HPU Alumni Hawai‘i Chapter, Rajan Rai, created eFortStreet.com (www.efortstreet.com)—an online interactive community linking alumni and HPU students around the globe.

 

Rai, with his five years experience in online advertising and E-commerce, developed the site after numerous suggestions from HPU alumni. “Most HPU alumni were saying that once we graduated from HPU there was no other way to communicate with each other,” Rai said. Hence eFortStreet.com was born.

Named after down- town’s historic mall, and home of the downtown HPU campus, eFortStreet gets about 500 hits a day, according to Rai. With the site’s “top notch” forum capabilities, Rai said managing the site requires him to “stay on his toes,” but he is being helped by a team of volunteer HPU students and alumni who have taken on administrative roles by acting as moderators and monitors.

According to Rai, HPU students can log on and participate in discussion boards on various topics. The site’s technology can accommodate several hundred thousand users, Rai said, adding: “There is also a feature where password-protected private clubs and discussions can be held.”

Rai said the idea is an offshoot of the “global network” on HPU’s Web site. Unfortunately this global network is limited to e-mails. Rai said his site allows for more interaction between members, including member profiles, birthday reminders, private discussions, and private messaging.

In the first two weeks Rai said about 60 alumni joined. The membership continues to grow.

 

 

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