Moving Listserv Email from Inbox To RSS: A Few Steps Closer

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This, of course, assumes that haven't reaced the point of RSS reader overload and I can successfully shift my email reading habit Photo by SCFiasco on Flickr. A great big thank you to Ryan over at PICnet for this hack -- I can now move my NTEN Affinity Groups emails over the reader.

Harry Potter all-night online party

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Folks have set up, in addition to the traditional listservs, an online channel for the Bookshare.org community that allows both voice chat and text messaging in a way that is highly accessible to people with disability. Of course, the great thing is when accessibility works but is just invisible, and that's the case. So, it's just a lot of fun to engage online with a group of people who share a passion for books (specifically, Harry Potter books tonight, of course).

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Writing Tools: Just Add Inspiration | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

» Writing Tools: Just Add Inspiration Posted Wednesday, May 30th, 2007 at 4:52 pm by John Brian (91 posts) With the National Spelling Bee happening right now in DC, I thought it might be a good day to talk about some tools you can use to make copywriting easier and better.

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Second Life Education Programs in NY Times, Goes Open Source, and other tidbits

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Father and daughter have been co-teaching a Harvard Law School course in Second Life this past semester, called CyberOne: Law in the Court of Public Opnion.

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The Answer to Sean's Question: Tools for Effective Listening

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Ego searches can be set up very easily - no special geek skills required -- and the services, are, of course, free. Gavin wrote some excellent advice not too long ago on a listserv and if we're lucky, he'll write it up as a blog post). And, of course, a little fun!

Listerve - 1, Forum - nil

SocialFish

They are hanging out on the listserve! They are posting referral requests on the listserve. They are posting office suites for rent on the listserve. They are posting comments about just-attended scientific meetings on the listserve! And it's a big old hassle to post an article in there, when I could much more easily cut and paste from my various Google alerts into a nice simple email, and send it to the listserve.

Are They Listening Carefully or Not At All?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ego searches can be set up very easily - no special geek skills required -- and the services, are, of course, free. Gavin wrote some excellent advice not too long ago on a listserv and if we're lucky, he'll write it up as a blog post). And, of course, a little fun!

Jonny Goldstein's Shooting Techniques

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Of course, that means you have learn how to use the editing controls of your camera. Speaking of good audio, I raised this question on the video bloggers listserv and David Tames (who took the photo stills in the video) offered some great tricks here. Click to play.

I look for patterns

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I shared this on a listserv with some nonprofit technology geeks (aka circuit riders) and one of them told me that his father worked at the same school as Doug in Minnesota. And, of course, having an audience always added a little bit of energy too. Flickr photo from AussieGal.

What are your most useful synchronous online facilitation practices?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Problem, of course, is that I'm not sure exactly how it might support a group call on Skype. Of course, the meetings I'm attending in Second Life are related to planning and implementing projects in Second Life. Of course, you'd need the aural channel for it to work.

I'm baaaaack!

SocialFish

Must say I am really NOT happy to be back in the office, especially having seen the discussions going on on the ASAE marketing and exec listserves - one on Myspace and Facebook, the other on generational differences. None of which I'll do, of course, instead I'll go home and have a beer and come back fresh tomorrow. Did'ja miss me?

10 Steps to Extension Professional 2.0 Remix

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Let's say I'm leading a youth group or course about nutrition and being healthy for at-risk youth. Resource Collection off a listserv: [link]. Collaborative writing off a listserv: [link].

Social Search: Elegantly Simple and Easy

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After posting a query about various conferences people attended on some peer listservs, I got only one reply with four more leads -- two of which I had discovered via cha cha guide and search engine by digging deeper into the leads provided. Wow, better than a listserv! There were, of course, a few other resources that were not about specific face-to-face conferences, including this one on how to improve your conference panel presentation and some online conference resources.

Gen X. or bust.

SocialFish

I believe this is fairly par-for-the-course for healthcare associations. Of course, they still participate and provide non-dues income in other ways like attending events). I make it easy for them to find us (website, SEO); easy to apply (online), easy to register (online), easy to participate (online, email, listserves, forums, e-learning?). Well, you can definitely tell it's the week after Labor Day.

To discount or not to discount?

SocialFish

Tony Rossell posted an interesting comment on the ASAE marketing listserve about discounting member dues the first year. We are, of course, trying to keep them involved as members, but the idea is that they will, in their first year, see all the things they can continue to do as members, beyond their past training as students, then obviously stick around for many years to come. (

Is "Museum" a 4-Letter Word (for visitors)?

Museum 2.0

There have been some fun semantic jousting matches recently on the ASTC listserv about the difference between science museums and science centers. Of course, at the end of the day, it's what's inside that counts.

NpTech Tag: Change.org To Launch White-Label Social Network for Nonprofits, GeekToys that Give Geekbumps, and Blog Readability

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Of course, another way to do this is to set up your own shop on cafepress. (Oh, This early holiday gift from the good folks at Care2 and SeaChange Strategies, " A Procrastinator's Guide to Year-End Fundraising " will give you a crash course on best practices for maximizing online giving. leading to an impassioned request for best practices for minimizing damage when this security breaches occur on several listservs. What reading level is your blog?

Book Club Part 2: Timeliness

Museum 2.0

Of course, there's a basic tension for museums that feel both "the obligation to be reflective and considerate, and the seeming imperative to react to emergent issues." Hopefully a timely choice considering the recent discussion on the ASTC listserv about the differences (semantic?

How I Used LinkedIn For the Final Leg of My Social Search Action Research Experiment

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Out of habit, I started off doing the research in my usual ways - posts to listservs, search engine, private emails, and posts to forums. I would fill in the missing pieces and refine with chacha, serach engines, private email, or listserv queries. Of course, the more efficient approach would be to get people to add the info themselves directly into a wiki. I've been doing a small research project.

NetCentric Advocacy: H2O Playlist: About H2O

Network-Centric Advocacy

Read Andy Goodman » October 29, 2007 H2O Playlist: About H2O Link: H2O Playlist: About H2O. An H2O Playlist is a series of links to books, articles, and other materials that collectively explore an idea or set the stage for a course, discussion, or current event. An H2O Playlist is a series of links to books, articles, and other materials that collectively explore an idea or set the stage for a course, discussion, or current event.

Information Coping Skills for Memory Loss? Writing it down.

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I'll explain why in a minute) Someone posted the url to a listserv. Of course, I have crazy ideas about a zagats guide to nonprofit blogs, a collaborative effort built on a wiki or elsewhere. I slapped a list of blogs in my wiki for me. Another person responded It's just another list (that is obsolete as soon as its posted). There's not even a description of what the blogs do. The taxonomy is rudimentary and not very informative. There are many such lists on del.icio.us

NetCentric Advocacy: NGO-in-a-box project - TTC: Mobile Advocacy Toolkit Working Meeting wiki

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Identity Woman » She’s Geeky: An Women’s Tech (un)conference | Main | Google Presentations: Tell a Story Together: Network Presentations » September 20, 2007 NGO-in-a-box project - TTC: Mobile Advocacy Toolkit Working Meeting wiki TacticalTech is doing some interesting work worth keeping an eye on. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

ExhibitFiles: Interviews with Initiators Jim Spadaccini and Wendy Pollock

Museum 2.0

Wendy: Of course, NSF is supporting this, and science exhibitions are the core of what we do, but even before ExhibitFiles, ASTC published in the area of exhibitions generally. Wendy: We were also very concious about not wanting ExhibitFiles to interfere the ASTC/ISEN listserv. What happens to an exhibit when it closes? The artifacts are reaccessioned, the labels (hopefully) recycled, but what happens to the knowledge?

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DAM Pictures « Digital Diner

Gavin's Digital Diner

There was, of course, a flurry of responses — including folks suggesting both Picassa and Flickr — but all suffered, in my opinion, from the same old problem: These damn things are not designed for organizations. Aileen June 20, 2007 at 9:59 am Gavin, Were you able to set up security levels?

Advice for Consultants - Part 2

Robert Weiner

Today I’m posting Karen Nyhus ‘ advice, originally posted on NTEN’s nptechconsult forum (for members only) in response to a request for “resources and tips for our nonprofit technology community to help them start things off right in 2007.&# 3) Find resources to build your skills, and give them time every week: webinars, listservs, online classes, books, etc. Then of course there’s the nptech tag, which people should be familiar with.

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Using Metrics To Harvest Insights About Your Social Media Strategy

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On a listserv the other day, Laura Quinn at Idealware asked if "Visit" or "Click" data on Feedburner were useful metrics to track to assess reader interest in your blog content. He summarizes the Google acquisition in February, 2007 and how the service has evolved slowly since that time.