Does Immersion In Social Media Change Our Brain Functions? This Is Your Brain On Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by JTLowery The title of this post is play on the famous PSA " Brain on Drugs " from 1987 to raise attention to the harmful effects of drugs. The memorable tagline : This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. I'm not saying that social media is harmful to your brain or an addiction. (Well, maybe for those people who Twitter on their mobile phones while on the toilet ). Does growing up digital evolve young people's brains?

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Building on Skills-Based Success

VQ Strategies

In 2021, the team grew – and so did the results, with two celebrity hosts, the local PBS station broadcasting the livestream, and a tech support team helping to secure prerecorded videos from 130 nonprofits!


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Donald was a deeply committed colleague, a lifelong and tireless advocate, the brains behind many movements that exist today, and an inspiration and friend to many of us in the social change universe. He led the effort to restore public broadcasting funding from Newt Gingrich.

Shine on, you crazy Beacon. Shine on.

Allegiance Group

With hundreds of panels and what seems like miles of convention center to cover at sxsw interactive, it has been challenging for folks working in the non profit sector to find a place where you can easily meet up with peers, unwind your brain, or just share all the cool stuff you’re absorbing with other people who “get it”. A daily social media rockstar interview/broadcast by Mark Horvath of I nvisible People.

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Successful E-Learning – A Roadmap


In educational youth broadcasting series, this can be achieved through a “call” process. ” Though, this may not work in the same manner in the adult world; by including elements that require the learner to choose a proper pathway or answer, or even an element to make the user click on a certain portion of the content to continue the learning, will further aid in course completion, and the users’ ability to continue their brain activity throughout the entire process.

It is difficult to let go of the old ways. from powerpoint to wikitation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I have to prepare for a presentation at the Integrated Media Conference (public broadcasting) at the end of the month called "Lessons Beyond the Field." " The description is: Public broadcasting isn't the only industry that's exploring the role of social media in their work. I got about 3 slides in when I realized that my brain no longer operates that way. Photo in flickr - Letting Go.

Vote and Comment for ALL these Awesome Nonprofit Panels at SXSW!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Putting the Public Back in Public Media Think NPR and PBS are just broadcasters? This visionary panel will explore the premise that openness will be ubiquitous by 2040 – when the debate will no longer be private vs. public, but instead public vs. broadcast. We’ll pick the brains of people who live this challenge daily in the nonprofit sector. Illustration by Jonny Goldstein of my SXSW panel proposal.

Nonprofit Technology News for March 2014

Tech Soup Blog

To go even further out on the technology frontier there is ‘brain computer interface’ or thought controlled computing. The nonprofit Wadsworth Center in New York is on the cutting edge of this technology and is developing an in-home brain computer interface system for use by severely paralyzed people.

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An Open Letter to Museums on Twitter

Museum 2.0

Twitter is like a big radio party--everyone can broadcast and everyone can listen. If radio was a brand new media format and you had the opportunity to host a show or run a station, you'd probably listen to some other stations before deciding whether and what to broadcast. So please, get together with the most creative (and concise) brains in your institution and find the idea that will work for you. Note: this is a geeky post that assumes familiarity with Twitter.

Convio 2008 Innovator Awards - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Email Communications Honorable Mention: NRDC - National Resource Defense Council Winner: KQED Came up with sassy email newsletter and went against broadcasting best practices. And it was fun to finally meet you in person at this years Summit and spend some time picking your brain on nonprofit social media on video : ) Ill make sure and send the footage your way soon.

If we’d had Twitter on 9/11

Connection Cafe

It wasn’t yet my turn to drive, and I’d have been broadcasting observations all morning, with nothing better to contribute. If people who are more socially-linked are truly faster to catch an infection, perhaps the most socially-linked leaders would be fastest to identify & respond to destructive impulses in our now more collective brain. Author: Jennifer Darrouzet.

Where Do We Put It? Fitting the Web Into Museums

Museum 2.0

Sure, it might be nice to broadcast your blog feed to a screen in the museum somewhere, but the real value is for readers who can visit again and again from the flexibility of their own environment. When I stretch my brain, I can imagine this being useful when: most of the museum-going audience does not have regular access to computers/web.

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