Social Aggregators!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last night I was catching up on some of 400 plus feeds, I saw the word "social aggregator" in a TechCrunch post that mentioned social aggregators that both Yahoo and Google were working on. Social network aggregators is a relatively new breed of applications which try to consolidate all your various social networking profiles into one, with varying success.

On aggregators and change: I haz a conundrum


In this post on the SmartBrief Blog , Merrit Colaizzi talked to Guy Kawasaki about his popular blog aggregator site, Alltop. With the demise of newspapers-as-we-knew-them, what role do you think news aggregators like Alltop and SmartBrief will play in the future of media (and social media) ?

Trending Sources

Aggregating news from community contributors or groups

Beaconfire Wire

There is ever growing interest in ways for organizations to aggregate news based on the input of multiple people, then select and push that news feed through their site. Pipes for aggregating content from across the Web using keywords/phrases in a fully automated or review-based process. accounts – one for each tagger, then aggregating those individual RSS feeds through either a master account or through Yahoo!Pipes. Pipe feed).

Carnet Williams: Nonprofit Technology, Blogging, Aggregating, & Surfing.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I created NPOblogs as a means to aggregate the many socially progressive blogs that were appearing. I was finding it hard to keep up with all the blogs out there and thought it would be nice for someone looking for blogs/rss feeds to come to a single site to find a listing.

Newsmastering for Professional Development 2.0 Dashboard: Online Community Management Aggregator and Report

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My colleague Marshall Kirkpatrick at Read/Write Web gave me a sneak peak at their Guide to Online Community Management Report and Aggregator. It's called the RWW Community Management Aggregator. Exportable OPML feeds for all blogs and hot posts.

Go Inside the Mind of the Human Aggregator

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How does he find and pick feeds? How does he use RSS feeds for building relationships? Interview with Scoble where he answers these questions: Which RSS reader does he use and why? How does he configure it to save time? What are simple keyboard shortcuts anyone can use? How can you catch his eye with your posts? How does he use sites like Techmeme/DIGG vs. niche blogs

Consolidate Your Social Media Feeds and Take Back Your Content

Beaconfire Wire

Have you ever seen an otherwise good homepage ruined by the presence of too many social media feeds? But giving each of these feeds its own space on the homepage takes up too much real estate – and takes the user’s focus away from what’s important: the actual site content.

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Allan Benamer's NpTech Tag Meta Feed Digg Plig Collaborative Search Mashup

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We also discussed the aggregation and publishing side and some initial goals for the NPTech Community site. Click through to flickr to see larger diagram Created in Snagit.

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Three Ways to Instantly Boost Engagement with Text Updates

John Haydon

All studies about how content performs on Facebook is based on aggregate data from thousands of Facebook users, and never a true benchmark for your unique community. Facebook edgerank facebook research news feed text updates

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Resource Roundup 1/10 | Idealware


If you want to take donations from multiple people, and then thank them with one letter at the end of the year that aggregates all their donations, you had to go through some gyrations. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home New version and Households New version and Households Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 January 2006 01:37 Written by Steve Tuesday, 10 January 2006 01:35 Householding is something that hasn’t been good at.

Online Fundraising: More than Digital Direct Mail | Beaconfire Wire

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Four things for 4th of July

NCE Social Media

3) You must use Social Media to replace the RRS Feeds that Google and others have dropped. RSS Feeds were a great tool to aggregate news from many sites into one place and you could make it your own. If someone likes a link and shares it all you have to do is refresh your social media feed. Since Google and others have decided that RSS feeds are no longer necessary , boo hiss, you can use social media in its stead.

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Technology, data and fundraising: is it getting too complicated?

3rd Sector Labs

We are aggregating answers with each recurrence of the event. How does your web or online lead generation tool feed your CRM database? We have been asking nonprofits a very important fundraising question, and getting some surprising results.

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Yahoo Introduces “Pipes” | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

The basic idea is that you can create a sort of “mashup&# of different RSS feeds, optionally do something with that mashup, and end up creating your own, new RSS feed from the results. For example, one user created a pipe that grabs a feed from the NY Times and sends keywords off to a flickr search, returning pictures matching those keywords. Those pictures are then saved as a feed you can add to whatever feed reader you use (I currently highly recommend NetVibes ).

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The Best Social Media Marketing Resources For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

You don’t want your entire feed to be made up of retweets, but it helps to intersperse them with your own posts. We’ve taken the guesswork out of the equation by aggregating only the best social media marketing resources available online. SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS.

Exciting Times for Social Actions

Amy Sample Ward

Additional enhancements could involve supporting an expiration field in the live feed from partners and/or determining if an action has expired based on the content on the destination page.

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Twubs Offers New API-Compliant Twitter Chat Tools


Twubs Twitter Chat Tools aggregate Tweets from all Twitter clients in real-time so that chat participants can better engage in the conversation and hosts can more effectively moderate their chats.

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Social Actions API, Semantic Web, and Linked Open Data: An Interview with Peter Deitz

Amy Sample Ward

I describe Social Actions as an aggregation of actions people can take on any issue that’s built to be highly distributable across the social web. In 2007, I realized that a much more effective way to aggregate interesting actions would be to subscribe to RSS feeds from trusted sources.

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PR Departments Take Note: How to Find Relevant Journalists on Twitter


“You can also find out what [the journalists are] personally interested in, as Press Pass highlights the stories that they’re sharing through their Twitter feed. It’s an aggregator, unlike Press Pass which is curated.

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Technology Toolbox: Learn from Occupy Wall Street to Occupy YOUR Street

Amy Sample Ward

Creating a space where you can collect and aggregate the news, content, and updates of your movement is important for people to better understand, follow, and join you. “The revolution will not be televised.” Maybe not.

Please Help: Volunteers Needed To Help With Hurricane Wiki To Prep for Hurricane Ida

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've already started updating the feeds on the homepage to aggregate Ida-related information, but there are still some tasks to be done. Next, we need to identify useful Twitter accounts so I can begin aggregating them using the new Twitter Lists feature.

Great reads from around the web on May 9th

Amy Sample Ward

To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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11 Content Marketing Tools To Promote Your Blog


Scoop.It is an in depth website that combines social media with a news reader/aggregator. Users are able to create topics on anything they are interested in and scoop articles to that feed. Sulia is a website that prioritizes topics and then aggregates stories into your news feed.

How to Expand Your Audience Reach with Interactive Webcasts and Hybrid Events


Offer them the ability to ask live questions, and get them talking by aggregating the buzz from social media feeds.

Improve Online Donor Retention with these 5 Proven Follow Up Techniques


Here are five irresistible follow-up techniques to help you convert and retain this very valuable group of online donors, who in the aggregate have much higher cumulative value over the long term than traditional mail-acquired donors. Find a way to feed that need for immediate gratification.

Content Curation: Are You A Fire Hose or A Focusing Lens?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” Good curators are not packrats or aggregators, the pluck out the best and frame it for better understanding. The debate in content curation circles is that we treat content curation as aggregation, then we’ll miss the point and just create noise.

5 Practical Reasons Why You Fail To Get Digital Marketing Results

Nonprofits Source

Google Analytics is one of the most important tools in your arsenal as the platform feeds real-time data from your website into a user-friendly dashboard. According to industry research , 63% of marketers say generating traffic and leads to their website is their top marketing challenge.

4 Ways Smart Integrations Can Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

Automation, however, makes aggregating the information nonprofits need to make high level decisions simple by syncing it between otherwise separate apps. For many, the term “automation” conjures up images of Rosie from The Jetsons or computers coming to steal our jobs.

How To Automate Twitter Without Looking Like an Idiot


Find the RSS feeds for each source. RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication, and is a sort of live news feed for various websites. Most people connect these hoses to a feed reader, where all these updates are aggregated to read, like a subscription.

8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media


Feedly: With the help of Feedly, you can manage all your RSS feeds in one place. Feedly is basically an RSS aggregator. Tell feedly to curate content from your favorite publications, blogs, Youtube channels, alerts, podcasts etc.

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What If Your Fitbit Could Also Track Your Environmental Footprint?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

According to Park and FitBit aggregated data, employees are 40% more active when wearing the devices and the activity has a direct link to reducing health insurance costs in workplaces. Here is pic of super cool blue band @fitbit that CEO @parkjames wears.

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Security and Control: Early thoughts on Google+

Amy Sample Ward

Having nonprofit organizations manage a Spark (the interest area aggregators): Use the “hangouts&# functionality, which allows for up to 10 users to group chat with video, for building trust and relationships with your community members.

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Unlock Fans While Engaging Supporters Beyond Like, Share and Comment

Amy Sample Ward

As would be expected, the vast majority of these 125 people were Fans who received the call to action from their news feed. First, each time a person took the action it fires an open graph story that is shared with some of their friends and gets aggregated on their timeline.

FriendFeed: Any Nonprofit Staffers Using It? How? Why?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

FriendFeed is in a category called digital lifestyle aggregators that let you aggregate all your various feeds and share with your friends. and Facebook's primitive version lifestreaming , which involves integrating a handful of services into users' Mini-Feeds and News Feeds.

Where Can I Find Nonprofit Blogs?

Have Fun - Do Good

Alltop is a site that aggregates news and blog feeds by topic from “all the top” sites on the web. Nedra Weinreich of Spare Change worked with Alltop to figure out what nonprofit news and blog feeds should be included (thanks for including Have Fun * Do Good and NetSquared !).

Nerd Alert: All For Good vs. Social Actions

FI Space

All For Good launched very recently as an aggregator of service opportunities within the United States. Earlier this spring I got involved with Social Actions , which is an aggregator of worldwide service and micro-loan opportunities.

New to TechSoup: The TINT Social Media Display Platform

Tech Soup Blog

More than just a social media aggregator, TINT also allows you to customize the look and feel of your aggregated feed and analyze the success of your social campaigns. TechSoup is proud to announce TINT, our newest donor partner.

Content Curation: The Art and Science of Spotting Awesome

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

News discovery tools select and aggregate content based on keyword searches, but give a higher signal to noise ratio than general keywords searches or general news sites. Flickr Photo by Soyignatius.

What are News Discovery Tools? Why Use Them?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But remember, covering breaking news is not about aggregating and pushing out more noise related to the event. Last month, I had the pleasure of doing a session on Content Curation called “ What Can Nonprofits Learn from the Best Content Curator on the Planet: Robin Good?

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Great reads from around the web on June 13th

Amy Sample Ward

To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). "The Pew Research churns out a lot of interesting results from a number of surveys about online and American culture, but they usually only shared aggregated results, pre-made charts and graphs. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Why you won’t be able to scale your social media


He can tell how proficient you are with aggregating content – whether you’re curating it or just feeding it to your site without curation.

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