Live Streaming Basics for Virtual Events

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Or it can be a digital experience where customer avatars explore a new brand. No matter how you curate this event, one aspect you should include is live streaming. . Live streaming is where an event streams live video feeds so that viewers can see what’s going on.

Live Streaming Basics for Virtual Events

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Or it can be a digital experience where customer avatars explore a new brand. No matter how you curate this event, one aspect you should include is live streaming. . Live streaming is where an event streams live video feeds so that viewers can see what’s going on.

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10 Facebook Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Ensure that when potential new followers land on your Facebook Page, the design of your cover photo and your avatar is visually compelling. For example, the Dolphin Project streams live daily updates from the Taiji dolphin hunts in Japan and NPR regularly streams live news updates.

More proof Second Life is a boondoggle (well, sort of) | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Nonprofit 2.0 , Second Life , nptech More proof Second Life is a boondoggle (well, sort of) 12.12.06 | 154 14 Comments [link] More+proof+Second+Life+is+a+boondoggle+%28well%2C+sort+of%29 2006-12-13+04%3A21%3A50 Allan+Benamer Hilarious yet fascinating blog post about the energy consumption of an avatar in Second Life… courtesy of the sciam.blog.

16 Reasons Why You Should Choose an All-in-one Event Platform

AccelEvents

For brands with a smaller budget, or perhaps those who don’t take their event seriously, they might use a streaming service and other pieces of software to host and then promote their event. These platforms enable high-quality streams from 4k video cameras set up at the venue. .

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Add your nonprofit’s Twibbon/avatar to your Google+ Profile picture. Upload your nonprofit’s avatar as one (or all five) of your featured profile photos. Post quality content to the Google+ Stream. However, in the beginning I want you to ask yourself before each and every post to the stream: Will this content be interesting to our followers? That said, most posts to the Google+ Stream should include a personal message and thumbnail.

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11 Obvious Signs Your Nonprofit Needs Social Media Training

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1) Your avatar is cropped, shrunk, blurry, or too small to make an impact. Your nonprofit’s avatar is the brand identity upon which your social media campaigns are built and resources should be allocated to ensure that it’s visually compelling and memorable. Many nonprofits don’t even bother to upload an avatar or channel background, or add links to their social networks or website. 10) Your Flickr stream has hundreds of photos named “ jpeg.”

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Add your nonprofit’s Twibbon/avatar to your Google+ Profile picture. Upload your nonprofit’s avatar as one (or all five) of your featured profile photos. Post quality content to the Google+ Stream. However, in the beginning I want you to ask yourself before each and every post to the stream: Will this content be interesting to our followers? That said, most posts to the Google+ Stream should include a personal message and thumbnail.

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Best Practices for Running a Virtual Trade Show

AccelEvents

Some things you should consider when elevating your virtual trade show experience: Custom Avatars: Allow attendees to build their own avatar that can be used to navigate the virtual environment. Live video streaming.

The Buddy System: Going Social with Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

With BuddyPress you can build member profiles, create user groups and activity streams and set up notification alerts and dedicated messaging. It includes very cool features such as a custom login form and avatars for your users that appear in the menu bar as well as in submitted posts and the authors list section.

Five Types of Nonprofit Tweets Guaranteed to Get Retweeted

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Translation: Please stop posting a steady stream of “Thanks for the RTs!” ” Now, if you haven’t yet come to understand why getting retweeted is so important, it is simply this: If you want your community to grow on Twitter beyond those that followed you from a link on your website, blog or e-newsletter, your goal should be to get retweeted so your avatar and your content gets forwarded to Twitterers outside of your small corner of the Twitterverse.

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5 Ways To Maximize ROI For Your Next Hybrid Event

AccelEvents

You may also want to invest in high-quality production equipment so that the live-stream feeds are of premium quality. . Sophisticated event technology will do more than give you good sound quality or an excellent stream quality.

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10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

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An ever-growing consistent revenue stream, nonprofits would be wise to proactively and enthusiastically promote their monthly giving program. Be sure to embed your avatar or logo and embed hashtag for the campaign on the images and graphics.

Spotted: Another Hold The Sign Meme on Flickr

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American Rights At Work Flickr Stream. The Flickr stream is here. It's cool to see these in flickr, an even cooler in Second Life - like the Avatars Against War I've been collecting examples of the "hold a sign" meme in flickr and by way of Erin Stojan of RE-AMP I found this example from the American Rights at Work.

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How the Publishing Industry Can Find Success with Virtual Events

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Users might have an avatar that can represent them as they move around the virtual space. . Features include live video streams which can be shared live or used at later times in the webinar-style format or in future content marketing campaigns. .

How to Plan a Virtual Holiday Fundraiser

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You may be able to stream some live video, with integrations to social media platforms of course, but you might also want to record content and upload it at a scheduled session time. With this technology, guests can create an avatar and move into different digital spaces. .

Best Practices for Running a Virtual Trade Show

AccelEvents

Some things you should consider when elevating your virtual trade show experience: Custom Avatars: Allow attendees to build their own avatar that can be used to navigate the virtual environment. Live video streaming.

The 6 Hottest Training Technologies That You Can’t Overlook

Gyrus

Video-Based Training: Video streaming has been around for quite some time, however, the new millennium has seen a sudden upsurge in the online streaming space, with YouTube becoming the second popular search engine after Google. Virtual Environment and Avatars: Virtual learning environments bring the social interaction part of traditional classroom training into the e-learning world.

5 Ways to Create an Immersive Virtual Event Attendee Experience

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If your event is broad in scope, consider creating avatars for each attendee group so you can really take a look at what their motivations may be for attending.

Tips for Making the Most of Tweetups

Amy Sample Ward

Only knowing someone by their avatar or their username may make it difficult to share stories and ask hard questions, online. Most events, like NFPTweetup, will have set up a live stream and nominated people to tweet and share in real time for those who couldn’t attend in person. (This post was originally posted on the Beautiful World blog, here.). This coming Thursday is the next NFPTweetup , taking place at JustGiving ’s new offices.

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How the Publishing Industry Can Find Success with Virtual Events

AccelEvents

Users might have an avatar that can represent them as they move around the virtual space. . Features include live video streams which can be shared live or used at later times in the webinar-style format or in future content marketing campaigns. .

How to Plan a Virtual Holiday Fundraiser

AccelEvents

You may be able to stream some live video, with integrations to social media platforms of course, but you might also want to record content and upload it at a scheduled session time. With this technology, guests can create an avatar and move into different digital spaces. .

5 Ways to Create an Immersive Virtual Event Attendee Experience

AccelEvents

If your event is broad in scope, consider creating avatars for each attendee group so you can really take a look at what their motivations may be for attending.

Berkman Island on Second Life

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

(Click through to the larger version to read the poster) I've been going to meetings on information island at the TechSoup area in Second Life where a small group of avatars interested in nonprofits and Second Life have been busy working on some exciting plans lead by Susan Tenby of TechSoup. There is an event taking place on Friday on topic of " Avatar-Based Marketing " as a conversation between avatars moderated by Ansible Berkman.

33 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A website that allows you to create an image with a mosaic of your Twitter Followers’ avatars. Live-streaming is ideal for reporting live from conferences, fundraisers, and protests. The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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Mixed Reality Learning Lab: @techsoup at NCVS

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup excels at getting people hands-on with technology, from streaming conversations and webinars to learning how to build new 3D immersive experiences for your causes. At NCVS we had an extra laptop available to allow newcomers to create their Second Life avatars and demonstrate how to work together as we welcomed a new volunteer youth social media tech Markese to the team.

HOW TO: Get Your Nonprofit Started on Pinterest

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It will automatically pull in your avatar, apply your Twitter username to your Pinterest account (such as pinterest.com/nonprofitorgs ), and sync your account with Twitter in case you occasionally want to share Pinterest Pins with your Twitter community. When members do so, you’ll see it on the “Recent Activity” stream on the left side of your Home view: 5.

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Donate $5 (the cost of Frozen Peas) To Support Breast Cancer Research and Susan Reynolds

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

See the flickr pool of pea avatar photos. I am watching my Twitter stream and seeing a sea of green and that is pretty amazing. Photo by Pistachio. Last night I couldn't sleep and followed the trail of links that Pistachio or rather PEAstachio left in a comment on the post about nonprofits and twitter. She also something very powerful, "Do Not Twitter Without Love."

Reflections on Mixed Reality Events in Second Life

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The live video feed was being streamed from the Netsquared gathering in San Francisco happening at the same time as the virtual gatherng in Second Life. Jeska Linden , Community Manager for Linden Labs, has the mike in her hand, while her avatar is behind the podium in Second Life. Pathfinder gave a presentation to a small group in Cambridge , while his audio (some of the time) was streamed into Second Life along with his Powerpoint Slides.

Nonprofits Celebrate New Home in Second Life: Nonprofit Commons Grand Opening Gala Event on August 14th, 2007

Have Fun - Do Good

Audio and video content will be streamed live between the two worlds. I can't move around very fast, my avatar has bad hair and outfits (I can't figure out how to change them), and sitting is a real challenge for me. Create an account and avatar for yourself, also free. Hey Have Fun * Do Gooders, Many of you know that I work as the Community Builder for NetSquared , a project of TechSoup.

Your Tweet Can Leverage A 10 Cent Donation to Care March 2-5th

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

event that was larger in scale, included celebrities, and live streaming. Twitter users may donate their avatar and replace it with an image of the red female sign. I've been on Twitter since almost the beginning and have watched charitable giving and fundraising go from the edge to mainstream. Twitter is establishing itself as a charitable giving and cause marketing channel. .

50 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A website that allows you to create an image with a mosaic of your Twitter Followers’ avatars. Live-streaming is ideal for reporting live from conferences, fundraisers, and protests. The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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The Future of the Nonprofit Office: Working from Home v2.0

NTEN

FaceTime allows two iPhone -- and soon, next-generation iPad and iPod Touch -- users to have a streaming video and audio conversation while both are connected to a wireless network. avatar), interact with others, and even conduct business transactions. Streaming audio/video and PowerPoint presentations can even be shown in the virtual environment. . By Grant Howe, VP Research and Development, Nonprofit Solutions, Sage Business Solutions.

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111 Low-Cost or Free OnlineTools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Vinepeek posts a continuous stream of newly-posted Vines in realtime. Live-streaming is ideal for reporting live from conferences, fundraisers, and protests. A website that allows you to create an image with a mosaic of your Twitter Followers’ avatars. Twibbon is a tool that allows your supporters on Twitter and Facebook to add a micro version of your nonprofit’s avatar to their profile pics.

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Social Media Glossary: 34 Terms to Know

Whole Whale

Avatar . Not to be confused with James Cameron’s famously blue avatars. A play on words of the infamous emoji; these are customized avatars (see how we learn as we go along?!). Social Media. We all hear about, talk about, and interact with it nearly every day.

100 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Twibbon is a tool that allows your supporters on Twitter and Facebook to add a micro version of your nonprofit’s avatar to their profile pics. A website that allows you to create an image with a mosaic of your Twitter Followers’ avatars. Live-streaming is ideal for reporting live from conferences, fundraisers, and protests. V inepeek posts a continuous stream of newly-posted Vines in realtime.

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Live Blog Post from MacArthur Foundation: Virtual World Event on Philanthropy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

stream, reading a chat history, answering ims, and taking notes! Jonathan Fanton, above next to my Second Life avatar, engaged in a discussion with Philip Rosedale (Linden) of Linden labs about the role of civil society in virtual worlds and answered questions from the more than 200 avatars that packed the space. The flickr stream - photos tagged with macfoundsl and snapzilla stream. Lucy Bernholz captured the video stream from blog.tv

The Birth of a Field: Digital Media and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That's my avatar, I'm live blogging from Second Life. Photo from public photos tagged with macarthur in NMC flickr stream. From my office in the Boston, I teleported myself into the Virtual World of Second Life and headed straight for the New Media Consortium virtual campus where I joined about 65 other avatars representing educators from all over the world (even Austrailia where it was 3:00 a.m. Several avatars were also in "real life" in New York City.

Ten Useful Examples of the Real-Time Web in Action

NTEN

Most real-time search companies believe that's not enough to power a full index and rely on other sources of additional links to look at, often from the click-streams of users who have downloaded their software and opted-in to exposing their online behavior anonymously. It includes presence information (your avatar glows green if you're online) and chat while doing things like watching YouTube or Netflix videos. Marshall Kirkpatrick , ReadWriteWeb. [Ed

Guest Post by Amanda Rose: Reflections on Cause Fatigue

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I don’t have a Livestrong band on my Twitter avatar because it is the cool thing to do. If you want to catch up in the stream, here's some links. Note from Beth: Last week, I wrote a reflection on a CNET article called "Crowded Roads Ahead for Charity 2.0," musing about the solution. A number folks offers some insights in the comments or on Twitter, including Amanda. I invited her to share her thoughts about cause fatigue and scaling as she launches the Twestival Local.

4,393 Reasons Why I Like TweetDeck And Other Ways To Drink from the Fire Hydrant

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

   All of a sudden my Twitter stream exploded with a sea of tweets from people who were new to me. Profile View:  You can click on the person's avatar/profile and it shows up in another screen.  Now of course, I enjoy discovering new people and new ideas - so I do keep the ten minutes a day of dipping in the full unflitered stream to discover something - but I also now have the option to be focused.

60 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A website that allows you to create an image with a mosaic of your Twitter Followers’ avatars. Live-streaming is ideal for reporting live from conferences, fundraisers, and protests. The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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NpTechTag Summary: NpTech Blog Buzz, NGOS at Demo 07, and Moulin

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An Introduction to Activism on the Internet recently turned up in the tag stream, and while almost two years old, a solid primer. Lotusmedia posts about the RootsCampSL's Smashing Success -- Avatars Against War in Second Life. Perhaps a better title, a "Crashing Success," given that so many avatars showed up that it exceeded the server's and crashed! The offline wikipedia, Moulin. NpTech Themes Nptech Tag News: The NpTech Community site can be found at: [link].