Bookshare Members Enthusiastic Comments

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Another Member, Diane Fazackarley also commented on our new downloadable audio formats. Thanks to Annette, Diane, Judy and Dornetta for agreeing to share your comments with the world. Every week our Bookshare team hears from our Members. I am thrilled to get copied on these emails: it reminds me of why we do here at Benetech! I appreciate that so many of our Members take the time to write and thank our team.

Unlock Fans While Engaging Supporters Beyond Like, Share and Comment

Amy Sample Ward

At the same time I have watched organization struggle to engage with Facebook supporters in meaningful ways using just the actions Facebook has provided; Like, Share, or Comment. After months of learning and developing, we launched; to help organizations unlock their Facebook Fans with actions that move beyond Like, Share and Comment. The mystery of creating real impact using Facebook has eluded many organizations for years now.


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What’s the Difference Between Likes, Comments and Shares?

John Haydon

Facebook’s newsfeed algorithm (Edgerank) places a different weight on likes, comments and shares – giving shares the most weight, and likes the least. And when you think about your own behavior, likes, comments and shares each have different meaning or intention. COMMENTSComments are mostly (but not always) about ego. When you comment on a Page Update, you’re essentially saying “This is what I think.”

How to Add Threaded Commenting to Your Facebook Page (VIDEO)

John Haydon

Facebook just added threaded comments to Page updates , which now lets people reply to specific comments within a Page update. Facebook facebook page page admin replies threaded commentsThis means that you can create a richer discussion experience on your Page which will increase reach and engagement.

Lame spam as blog comments

Robert Weiner

I wrote recently about spam in the form of blog comments. The first sentence in the above comment yields over 400 million hits! There's been a deluge recently, and I want to call out some that look like they could be legit. Fortunately, my anti-spam filters (Akismet and Bad Behavior) caught them. I assume that most of these are planted for search engine optimization rather than to get people to click a link.

Why You Need to Respond Quickly to Social Media Comments


Answering questions and responding to comments is an opportunity to keep them thinking about you and about the value you provide. Remember, though, that followers who never comment on your posts are also likely to be paying attention, and you never know what social media discussion thread will come up in someone’s search results. Don’t ever leave comments that can be read as justifications of your actions; savvy social media users see right through non-apologies.

Pipe Up: How to Get More Comments on Your WordPress Posts

Byte Technology

And while WordPress has some terrific plugins available that can help you create and manage a comment section on your site, too often unforeseen problems and lapses exist that stymie the commenting process. Sometimes the problem leading to a dearth of comments is the way the site itself is being administered: not replying to visitors who opine on a post, discouraging ongoing discussions with users by utilizing a slow or inefficient comment section etc.

What Makes People Like, Comment, and Share?

John Haydon

The post What Makes People Like, Comment, and Share? How many times have you come up with a seemingly brilliant idea to engage your community, only to it go down in flames? How many times have you asked yourself: How can we get more engagement on our social media updates? Why aren’t they sharing this important information? Why do they share our competitor’s updates and […]. appeared first on John Haydon. Facebook Marketing

Drupal security, and other CMS Report comments

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Now that the Idealware CMS report is out, I get to have my say about it. Here’s the first post, there might be more to come. The thing that is prompting this post is the little storm about the security metric that we used to try and get a handle on the security of the 4 different systems we reviewed. More on that in a bit. You might think that comparing four different open source packages that, in essence, do pretty the same thing (in a broad sense) would be a cakc walk.

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More Likes, More Comments, More Shares: Using Psychology to Get the Most from Your Facebook Page

Byte Technology

Why aren’t they commenting on our content and mission and becoming a part of the conversation? Indeed, it appears that liking something such as photo or video, sharing information with others and commenting on said information is hard-wired into the human psyche, an inescapable and inherent trait that guides our thinking and our interactions with others.

When should you delete a comment on your Facebook Page?

John Haydon

If you’re like most nonprofits, the question of what to do with comments on your Facebook Page that are innappropriate or harmful comes up at one point or another. Ultimately, you need to discuss these issues with your coworkers, but here are a few points to keep in mind: How to deal with comments on your Facebook Page. When the comment is hurtful. They need to feel that you will stand up against a commenter whose only intention is to hurt them. Comment below.

More lame spam as blog comments

Robert Weiner

Most of these lame spams were posted as comments on my blog posts about lame spam. Weiner: Nonprofit Fundraising Technology Consulting » Lame spam as blog comments. Weiner: Nonprofit Fundraising Technology Consulting » Lame spam as blog comments I have understand your stuff previous to and you are just too wonderful. Weiner: Nonprofit Fundraising Technology Consulting » Lame spam as blog comments informations.

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Study Reveals How to Rein in Rude Online Commenters: Associations Now

AFP Blog

Study Reveals How to Rein in Rude Online Commenters: Associations Now : It can be tempting to ignore rude comments made in online spaces, but a new study found that interacting with commenters may decrease the chances for incivility. Conducted by the Engaging News Project of the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at the University of Texas at Austin, the study analyzed roughly 2,500 comments made on a Texas TV station’s Facebook page

Drupal security, and other CMS Report comments

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Drupal security, and other CMS Report comments April 3, 2009 Now that the Idealware CMS report is out, I get to have my say about it. at 1:55 pm { 7 comments… read them below or add one } 1 David Strauss 04.03.09

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Zuckerberg Replies to Facebook Comment About $25M Ebola Donation

John Haydon

” Mark also replied to a comment from Scott Solomon , adding: “Spending $25 million to help get this under control now is very little cost compared to all the lives it could save and all the billions of dollars of costs we’d have to spend fighting the disease if it spread much further.” The post Zuckerberg Replies to Facebook Comment About $25M Ebola Donation appeared first on John Haydon.

Does your org have a Facebook Page comment escalation flow-chart?

John Haydon

On Monday, we had a great discussion about managing comments on your Facebook Page. In the comments, Steve Heye of the YMCA of Metro Chicago shared a “comment escalation flow-chart&# to help staff decide how to respond to various types of comments – on blogs, Twitter and Facebook. Speed - The quicker foot-soldiers understand protocol, the quicker comments get responded to. Tags: Strategy comments facebook page policy

How to make a comments policy for your nonprofit’s blog

John Haydon

If you’re launching a blog for your nonprofit, one thing you’ll have to think about is how to deal with comments. What is a comments policy? A comments policy is a set of rules and expectations your readers can follow when commenting. A good comments policy should accomplish the following goals: Encourage the reader to comment, debate and even disagree. Outline comment ownership and liability. How to write a comments policy.

Lame spam of the day: weight loss blog comment

Robert Weiner

Some of the lamest spam I see comes in the form of comments on my blog posts. Some sounds convincing, but my spam filters (Akismet and Bad Behavior) are incredibly good at catching them. It's particularly entertaining when the spam is trying to link to one of my spam of the day posts.). Here's an example. This one's a transparent ad for a weight loss program, but often I have to look harder to figure out what's going on.

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Reply Comments on the Proposed Treaty for Access to Copyrighted Works

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We filed the following comments to the Copyright Office's request for comments on issues about access for people with print disabilities. December 4, 2009 Benetech’s Reply Comments in response to the Copyright Office Notice of Inquiry and Request for Comments on the Topic of Facilitating Access to Copyrighted Works for the Blind or Other Persons With Disabilities The issue all comes down to human rights vs. money.

Facebook Comments - Boon or Bane to Nonprofits?


It’s been two weeks since Facebook launched a refresh to it’s blog Comments Box Plugin and the reviews have been mixed. The new Facebook Comments are no exception and nonprofits should think carefully before jumping to implement the system on their blog or website. TechCrunch and Dave Fleet have both done a great job outlining the pros and cons to Facebook’s new commenting system, but what does it all mean for nonprofits?

Dealing with bad commenters

Beaconfire Wire

In the worst case, you might block someone who’s being extremely inappropriate, and delete their comments. On The Atlantic last week, Rob Lyman shared some ways of dealing with trouble-making commenters more actively. He explains how to disarm bad commenters, or make them reveal their ignorance without stooping to their level. It’s a familiar concern when you’re managing a social media presence: what do you do if someone is being nasty?

Barriers to Comments

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was not able to comment because I could not read the screen. The downside of getting older is reading glasses. I buy cheap ones because I loose them and I seem to be on an accelerated path of requiring higher magnifications. Today, I popped out of my RSS reader to view this site because of this announcement. not sure if it means I've moved from 1.75 magnification to 2.00 magnification or if it was not enough contrast between the black of title and the charcoal gray background.

How I save time commenting, tweeting and promoting others

John Haydon

In this video, I talk about how I save time commenting, tweeting and promoting others. Because I do most of my commenting at night, I developed a practice of scheduling tweets (using Tweetlater ) to go off during peek US hours in order to give more exposure to the author of the blog post (@ ariherzog , in this example). How do you save time commenting and tweeting? @ariherzog.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Share the link, title, and names in the comments. 2008 SXSW Panel: Pimp Your Nonprofit Cause photo by Ed Schipul. The SXSW Interactive Festival (scheduled March, 2012 in Austin, Texas) is a mega huge social media industry event. The final program is selected through a combination of an open submission and voting process. The process has opened – so you can browse and vote for the nonprofit panels you think are worthy of being on the program until September 2, 2011.

TechSoup Blog Comments Temporarily Not Working

Tech Soup Blog

We're sorry to report that we're having some technical difficulties with comments here on the TechSoup blog. Users are temporarily unable to post comments, but rest assured, we really do want to hear from you! Thanks for your patience while we work on the problem. Image: kittens , Elias Schewel (alas, our technical difficulties are not, in fact, kitten-based). TechSoup Help blog TechSoup

“Social Media Road Map” Book Give Away – 20 Best Comments Win!

John Haydon

Best 20 comments win a free copy! They’ve agreed to give away 20 free copies to the top 20 commenters on this post! In the comments section below, answer the following question: If your ideal social media presence was a destination, what would it be?

The Dragonfly Effect: Win A Copy, Leave A Comment, Swab Your Cheek

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you want to win this copy, leave a comment that answers any of the following: The Dragonfly Model is: Focus, Grab Attention, Take Action, and Engage.

What blogs should your non-profit comment on?

John Haydon

If free speech is what you’re fighting for, you need to be commenting on these posts. And not just for the link back to your site (assuming the blogger yes-follows commenter links). You should comment because you matter in the conversation. How to know what blogs to comment on. Comment only when you have something to contribute. How do you know what blogs to comment on? Bloggers are out there right now talking about your cause.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If your panel isn’t on the list, add a link and title in the comments. Illustration by Jonny Goldstein of my SXSW panel proposal. Jonny will provide live graphic facilitation of the highly interactive and fun panel. The SXSW Interactive Festival (scheduled March 11-15, 2010 in Austin, Texas) is a mega huge social media industry event. The final program is done through a combination of an open submission and voting process.

Nonprofits: Leave A Comment for a Chance to Win a Dell Computer with Windows 8

Beth Kanter

How To Enter: I will pick two nonprofits based on the answers to this question: How could a new Dell Computer with Windows 8 help your nonprofit have more social impact? If you want a chance to win, please add a comment to this post with your answer and also include: Your nonprofit organization’s name and web site url and your email. I will accept comments on this post until Dec. I will accept comments on this post until Dec.

Nine Teddy Bear-Approved Tips for Getting Comments On Your Blog


Read comments carefully and be sure to have the author/poster/someone from your organization answer questions. You don’t want to monopolize the conversation, but keep an eye on the comments and pop in when the time’s right. Your New Favorite Flowers: Audience Plants Have friends or colleagues in the field lined up and ready to comment on a post if need be, especially when you first launch your blog or introduce a new blogger or column. Leave a comment—but of course!—and

New Study Highlights What People Like, Comment, and Share on Facebook


However, Zarella found that text generates more comments on Facebook, which I believe is much more valuable then a passive “thumbs up, see ya later.” People Comment the Most on Text Updates. While text updates were commented on the most, they were one of the least Shared posts on Facebook. I know what you are thinking – yet another social media study.

Multimedia Editing Software (for your comments!)


As part of our guerrilla research process for this, I thought I’d put some of them up here for your comments. We’re hard at work over here on our Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits: Marketing, Outreach and Communications – a small reference book that will help nonprofits think through what types of systems would be effective for them based on the processes that they need to support and their current technology level.

World Comment Day: What did I comment about? Twitter Conversation Metrics

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Chris Brogan reminded us that he declared today as World Comment Day. Ironically, I read a post from a month ago by Stowe Boyd called " Beyond Blogs: The Conversation Has Moved Into Flow " where he stats that conversation is moving from blog comments thread which is slow and static to a more fast form of conversation - the flow in Twitter, Friendfeed, and other places. Well, off to comment on some blogs

Nonprofits: Leave A Comment to Win A Free Dell Color Laser Printer

Beth Kanter

They said yes! So, if you want a chance to win a new printer for your nonprofit’s office, please leave a comment on this post with the following: Your nonprofit organization and its mission and web site URL. So, if you work for nonprofit that is looking for a laser printer, leave me a comment. A couple of weeks, a PR agency working for Dell approached me with an offer that I was going to refuse: We will give a Dell 1355cnw Multifunction Color Printer.

NetCentric Advocacy: Commenting On Your Blog: Zero

Network-Centric Advocacy

» March 18, 2008 Commenting On Your Blog: Zero Here is a great riff by Michele Martin on the failures to create conversation via a blog. Is it for the comments and conversation? Link: The Bamboo Project Blog: Six Reasons People Arent Commenting On Your Blog. Six Reasons People Arent Commenting on Your Blog 1. Blogs that come across as thinly-veiled sales pitches dont invite comments. Some blogs make you WANT to talk to the author and to other commenters.

Guest Post: One Museum's Experiment with Threaded Comment Stations

Museum 2.0

In this post, Jasper shares some lessons learned from a recent experiment to design a more social comment station. He will respond to comments here and can also be reached on his blog (where this post first appeared). Jasper Visser and his colleagues at the not-yet-physically-open National Historisch Museum of the Netherlands have impressed me with their innovative, thoughtful approach to developing a dynamic national museum.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And, if you submitted a nonprofit panel - and I managed to miss it while scanning 2200 in ten minutes - please add the link and description in a comment. The SXSW Interactive Festival (scheduled March 12-16, 2010 in Austin, Texas) is a mega huge social media industry event. The final program is done through a combination of an open submission and community voting process.

Three Copies of Twitterville To Giveaway To Nonprofits: Leave A Comment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you want a chance to win a signed copy, leave a comment on this post and say how you will use Twitter to support your organization's mission. So, leave a comment for a chance to win Twitterville! Betsy Aoki The other day, I received this Tweet from Betsy Aoki. Betsy has offered to cover the cost of three more books (plus postage) for me to purchase at the book launch party on August 23rd and get signed copies for the winners.

Burning Question: How to get comments on your blog


Let me know in the comments. Besides, I like comments, especially from all you awesome people. Is this a burning question for you? Well, you're in luck, Lindy and I had a think about this issue and wrote an article about it. Please check it out, rate, review if you can (you may need to be a member of ASAE to do that, but not to read it!) The living bibliography is here. Did we miss anything? Have anything to add to the bibliography?

Comment: Will 2010 Be the Real Year of Mobile?

Mobile Commons

A recent article from ClickZ asks, “ Will 2010 Be the Real Year of Mobile? &#. Yes, we all agree that the Year of Mobile is… ahem… somewhat overdue. The article goes on to list the factors that the author believes makes mobile difficult for marketers. Surprisingly, the article misses the boat on how effective mobile really is as a tool for the savvy marketer. Marketing is a discipline, not a medium.

Come Join the Conversation on Social Media and ROI at Chronicle and in the comments here

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In another hour, I'll be doing one of the Chronicle of Philanthropy chats - you can submit a question here. This post is my place holder where I post the questions, answers, follow up questions, links, and reflections. .

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Book Giveaway: Causewired - Leave A Comment By November 17th

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

All you have to do is leave a comment saying why you want the book by November 17th and on November 21st, I'll pick a winner using If you read my review of Causewired or any one of the many thumbs up reviews , and your book buying budget is a little tight right now, Tom Watson was kind enough to give me a copy of his new book, CauseWired to give away on this blog.