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

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As I discovered with my initial forays, each question intelligently guides you to new people and new related topics and that keeps your interest in it strong. As more people use Quora, will the subject matter expertise and replication be diluted? Flickr Photo by Lee Haywood.

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 ). Tone = What did people say about the show, in the chat room, in the blogs, or whatever. Source: Flickr User Lynetter.

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The rest of the series: Part 2: Renewing Donors and Following up on Pledges Part 3: Processing Donations This entry was posted on Thursday, February 15th, 2007 at 10:02 am and is filed under CRM , Technology. 28 Comments Evan | Thursday, 15 February 2007 at 6:34 pm Whoa.

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

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60) Search « The Long, Long Tail of Facebook Causes | Main | Innovative Uses of SMS: SMS for Lunch Campaign » Tuesday Jul 24 2007 Is It Worth It? Some social networks are set up to enable communications with a lot of people quickly. July 31, 2007 | Jonathon D.

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

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60) Search « The Long, Long Tail of Facebook Causes | Main | Innovative Uses of SMS: SMS for Lunch Campaign » Tuesday Jul 24 2007 Is It Worth It? Some social networks are set up to enable communications with a lot of people quickly. July 31, 2007 | Jonathon D.

Games for Change 2007: Funders Perspective Panel

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Some questions: What have you seen in terms of partnerships for people seeking funds for games? There are different ways of approaching games and different outcomes. There won't be one system of assessment - and there different types of dispositions. Photo by Rikomatic.

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. Kevin's solution is to have the 700,000 user community revert back to the early adopter days, suggesting that people who had an account before Dec.

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. In the final installation, which will be projected in a different location, we'll also have a small panel of text that describes the experience and that the images are coming from flickr.com.

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

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In order to be successful in the future, a nonprofit must truly look within and figure out what we stands for, what makes each of us different, what value we bring to society and why people should love us.

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. whitewater widgets yak shack January 4th, 2007 The trends that will drive charities in 2007! Never mind, there will be plenty of elbow room to experiment and innovate in 2007.

Getting Naked: Being human and transparent

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Getting Naked: Being human and transparent October 9, 2007 If you are new to this site, you might want to read more , and subscribe to my feed.

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. I came upon these three for different reasons, and although I’m not interested in adopting their primary points of view, there were tidbits that were worth the read (or a skim, in one case) in the end.

A goodbye to Facebook and LinkedIn?

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August 7, 2007 I’ve been experimenting with the non-content centered social networking sites LinkedIn and Facebook for a while now. and our own Social Source Commons , are a different animal.) Facebook (and LinkedIn) are what people are calling “walled gardens&#. Yeah, it’s fun that there is a great mix of people that I can keep track of (and they can keep track of me) – that’s the part of the equation that’s hard to find elsewhere.

PostSecret: Lessons in Meaningful User-Generated Content

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Today at the AVAM, there were at least 300 people in the crowd to see (and handle!) I was so impressed by his humility and his love and respect for the people who send him cards. People appreciate that openness and vulnerability, and take the opportunity to respond in kind.

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. Should you move around to see it from different angles? What do people love about this piece? I don't usually fist-pump while reading the New York Times.

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. It is interactive media made by regular people for regular people. I am often asked for advice from nonprofits that want to start a blog.

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. Lots of people were there (I ran out of handouts – I was surprised to see how many people showed up.) And aren’t those different that the issues other groups of people face?

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). The meat of the report is an interview with David Weinberger on why Tagging Matters.David Weinberger has thought through the many ways tagging changes people???s Hmm.how is a tag thesaurus different a taxonomy? Here's an example of "social search" in action.

Notes, Reflections, and People I Met at Podcamp Boston

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I attended Saturday, but just like podcamp Boston 1 last year, I learned an incredible amount and met some extraordinary people. Many thanks to organizers Chris Brogan and Chris Penn and all the people who worked hard to make it happen and especially the generous sponsors like Jeff Pulver.

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. While we provide the service free for only 5 people, we also provide free recording option.

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, And none of these have the same syntax – they are similar, but slightly different. Different enough to drive me crazy.

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

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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.

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

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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. There are many sparks for conversation about the points raised. The "Failure is an option" particularly caught my eye.

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. It’s the same, really, with Drupal, only different. If you are a programmer who likes to complain about how PHP isn’t really object oriented, you might be in a different place than I am, but I found that I couldn’t seem to get my head around an entirely new webserver framework.

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. How do I talk about these issues in a way that people from all perspectives and traditions can appreciate, from completely athiestic, to deeply religious?

Advice for the College Senior Who Wants to Make a Difference

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My senior year of college I knew that I wanted to do work that made a difference, but I didn't know what kind of work that would be. 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.

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

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It's The People Behind The Tags! A quick trip through nonprofit profiles in MySpace, one sees two different aesthetics - ugly and beautiful. Second Life Relay for Life for 2007 volunteer blog is gearing up for this year's event, the third one in Second Life.

Book Club Part 6: Getting People in the Door

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We all have problems getting in the door—they’re just different doors. Cultural icons serve many important purposes, but these, I have reluctantly begun to realize, may be quite different from, and perhaps mutually exclusive with, museums focused on community well-being.

Better By the Dozen? Exhibits that Require Multiple People

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Here's a design question: is an exhibit better or worse if it requires multiple people to "work" properly? Motion detectors around the fountain sense people approaching, setting the quotations in motion. 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. The goal was to identify ways to improve the efficiency of firing a mobile artillery piece — either to speed up the number of rounds in a given time and/or decrease the required number of people it took to do it – almost a classic definition of “productivity.&#

Brighton Beach Brainstorm

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The best part of my job is brainstorming with brilliant, passionate people around social issues. Of course, Second Life is completely inaccessible to blind people right now. For example, disabled people are very concerned about access to education and employment.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Race Report: Black Diamond Half Ironman Race Report: Black Diamond Half Ironman Last Updated on Sunday, 23 September 2007 11:03 Written by Steve Sunday, 23 September 2007 11:03 Saturday I did my first half Ironman and it was quite an experience.

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). The solution to the violence in Darfur is to unseat the National Congress Party (NCP) though elections by the Sudanese people.

Welcome to the new blog!

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July 15, 2007 As you will have undoubtedly figured out – this blog moved! To recap, I took the following steps: Set up my blog on a different domain (in this case, it was zenofnptech.com.) Letting people know Changing the DNS of the old site (and changing the site on wordpress.) Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Welcome to the new blog!

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. I also got to visit with different grad students and professors doing assistive technology research, and was quite impressed.

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. OpenSocial is a set of APIs that handle three different kinds of user data: profiles, social graph (who your friends are) and activities (the stuff of the Facebook news feeds.)

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. Although I have stayed in town pretty much this month, I've done a ton of stuff around the area. The NetSquared conference just wrapped up, and it was a lot of fun.

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. Reem: Sustainability can range, you know, when people talk about triple bottom line, you're talking about profits, people and planet. People write poetry.

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(?) I think the time has come to think differently. But here’s the thing – half of the world’s nonprofits wouldn’t exist if people didn’t do it because a new nonprofit isn’t going to make a dent. I am still a novice in the world of nonprofits, but certainly not in helping people.

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. at 12:39 am Spokeo connects people from different networks together, just like how RSS readers connect disjoint blogs into one united Blogosphere.