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Is Quora Yet Another Social Network (YASN) or Something Different?

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Flickr Photo by Lee Haywood. Note from Beth: Geoff Livingston contributed to this post.  Thanks Geoff! ). You can change direction at any moment.

Viva the Time on Site, The Page View is Dead!

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We conducted research to test such differences across eight of the top video sites (results can be seen in this report ). that it???s

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Viral benefit of social networks : if you have a network in place, you might increase your chances of reaching a lot of people during a crisis.

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Viral benefit of social networks : if you have a network in place, you might increase your chances of reaching a lot of people during a crisis.

Wrapping Up the 2007 Skoll World Forum

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So, we had a ton of people. It was a tapas restaurant and the format encouraged people to circulate during dinner: a great format.

The Six Signs That Twitter Isn't For Your Nonprofit

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Chris and 81 people (several who are mentioned below) helped send these two young people to college with Twitter. The program???s Don???t

Museums and Flickr

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Jim told me that initially more people had viewed the photos in flickr versus the exhibition web site. used with permission). In this post, I???m

Live From New York: 2007 DMA Nonprofit Federation Conference - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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One of today’s sessions at the DMA Nonprofit Federation Conference in NYC focused on just that. The lesson? Why am I buying this?”

nfp 2.0 » The trends that will drive charities in 2007!

Rebooting Charity

Susan : Using different types of media is a great way to get your message out on mass. 2007 will be the year of the widget. Welcome to.

Getting Naked: Being human and transparent

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The topic I chose was a tough one, too: I asked people to talk about mistakes they make with clients, and how they deal with them. Be Helpful.

Book Reviews

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Book Reviews October 21, 2007 I read three books recently that I thought would be worth reviewing here. very different context than I, or most people reading this work in, for sure. Be Helpful.

A goodbye to Facebook and LinkedIn?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

August 7, 2007 I’ve been experimenting with the non-content centered social networking sites LinkedIn and Facebook for a while now. Facebook (and LinkedIn) are what people are calling “walled gardens&#. But, something has always been nagging me about them, especially Facebook. Wired says : Therein lies the rub. Be Helpful.

PostSecret: Lessons in Meaningful User-Generated Content

Museum 2.0

Today at the AVAM, there were at least 300 people in the crowd to see (and handle!) It opens people to each other and to themselves.

ISO Understanding: Rethinking Art Museum Labels

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How can labels help people have a deeper connection with art? Most people aren’t educated in how to look at art. The review was harsh.

Gender, Race and Open Source

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Gender, Race and Open Source June 29, 2007 My session on Free and Open Source software and the US Social Forum went great yesterday. And aren’t those different that the issues other groups of people face?

5 Tips to Start a Nonprofit Blog

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Not only will this give you a feel for the different styles of blogs, but it will also provide content for some of your first blog posts. 2.

Notes, Reflections, and People I Met at Podcamp Boston

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attended Saturday, but just like podcamp Boston 1 last year, I learned an incredible amount and met some extraordinary people. Ron Ploof.

Pew Internet Report on Tagging Use

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and thus of people???that The reports gives us a demographic snap shot of who is tagging now ("Classic early adopters, people under 40" - guess I'm not a classic early adopter). Hmm.how is a tag thesaurus different a taxonomy? Here's an example of "social search" in action. horror,??? but maybe to me it's ???ghost

The search for good web conferencing

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology The search for good web conferencing August 17, 2007 I decided, perhaps rashly, that one way of exposing people to, and training people on, open source software, was by doing web conferencing.

Wiki Syntax madness

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Wiki Syntax madness November 26, 2007 As most people deeply imbedded in Web 2.0, I am an avid Wiki user. And none of these have the same syntax – they are similar, but slightly different.

Where's My Comment? Differences Between Visitor-Generated Exhibitions and Discussions

Museum 2.0

Apparently, a lot of people submit one-line comments like, “I love Anne Frank,” and those comments don’t add a lot to the conversation. content.

NpTech Summary: Advocacy 2.0, Sketchcastes, and NpTech in Different Languages

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and Associations thoughts from Acronym: Experience Web 2.0 at Annual Meeting posted on the blog inviting people to participate in the social web. The Top Five Ways smart people are using twitter. Ruby Sinreich's Advocacy 2.0 Presentation Slides on flickr Blog post here. NpTech Talk. The Socialmarkets Manifesto is here. NpTech Software.

Drupal, Joomla and Plone! Oh my!

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April 15, 2007 At NTC , there was a lot of talk about the “big three&# open source CMS packages that most people these days in our sector are using: Drupal , Plone , and Joomla. I’ve had a fair bit of experience with Drupal – nosi.net is run on Drupal, and I’d done a Drupal install once, and helped with some now and again.

Advice for the College Senior Who Wants to Make a Difference

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Are there people whose work you envy? It can be overwhelming to have, "Find work I love that makes a difference in a the world," as a to-do.

Spirituality and Technology

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Spirituality and Technology January 19, 2007 A number of people have written me, and said that they appreciate that there is a blog with a spiritual take on technology. Spirituality is in creation.

NpTech Tag: People Behind Tags, NpTech Timeline, Twitter, and More Widgets

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It's The People Behind The Tags! quick trip through nonprofit profiles in MySpace, one sees two different aesthetics - ugly and beautiful.

Book Club Part 6: Getting People in the Door

Museum 2.0

We all have problems getting in the door—they’re just different doors. What does this “not sufficient by itself’ bit mean? How do we get there?

Better By the Dozen? Exhibits that Require Multiple People

Museum 2.0

Here's a design question: is an exhibit better or worse if it requires multiple people to "work" properly? No other people, no lights.

Holding Horses « Digital Diner

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It’s a must-read if you work with people and new technology, providing an understanding of how and why and where institutions and individuals fight back against change, against new technology. Today’s tools are different. They do different things. Julian Egelstaff April 3, 2007 at 5:41 am Awesome post.

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The field was smaller than the tris I did earlier in the year, so I wasn’t bumping into people after the first quarter mile. Amazing.

Sudan Activist Conference Call: What You Can Do to Make a Difference in Darfur

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During the calls, speakers talk about what is going on in Sudan at the moment, and what actions people can take. Two million Sudanese civilians died in a 21-year civil war between the northern-based NCP and the southern-based Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM). All the time. Congress is negotiating spending for next year.

Brighton Beach Brainstorm

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The best part of my job is brainstorming with brilliant, passionate people around social issues. phenomena. This can be incredibly liberating.

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Jon Stahl’s Journal » Blog Archive » Donor Management Process Mapping | Thursday, 15 February 2007 at 7:55 pm [.] Fig. 2.

Welcome to the new blog!

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July 15, 2007 As you will have undoubtedly figured out – this blog moved! I’ve moved it off of Typepad, and onto Wordpress. I’ve been rather impressed by how easy Wordpress was to set up and use, and how easy the migration process was. I’d recommend it to anyone. Modifying a few things (see this link.) copied over.

Visit to University of Washington

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Not only is it the school my son Andy attends (beam, beam), but it is also a hotbed of activity around advancing people with disabilities.

NetSquared

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Networking with people I know is always great, and I found the premise of this year's program different and exciting. love Freecycle!

What OpenSocial Means

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology What OpenSocial Means November 1, 2007 The buzz of the blogosphere is the announcement of Google’s OpenSocial. Friendster, Orkut, Hi5 and LinkedIn have very different demographic and geographic reaches.

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Balancing People, Profit & Planet: An Interview with Reem Rahim of Numi Tea

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Reem talks about how the company balances the triple bottom line of profits, people and planet. People write poetry. He still is.

See a problem? Throw a website at it!

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July 6, 2007 Deborah, is, as per usual, diplomatic in her discussion of the site " Sustainable Nonprofit ", which is a new(?) think the time has come to think differently. No matter the seeming outcome, know that you have made a difference in the life of at least one person. Throw a website at it! Be Helpful.

Web 2.0 Experiments, snafus and stumbles

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Experiments, snafus and stumbles December 17, 2007 I seem to have lost my head. Turns out, unlike Facebook, or Myspace and such, the “Spock Bot&# makes pages for people without their knowing. So people who were in my gmail address book, and in Spock, got a request for trust from me, not knowing where it came from.