Digg This?

Beaconfire Wire

The idea is that you can click one of those icons and, by doing so, submit a link to this post to the associated social networking site. I’d say that there are three main reasons to put an application-like shortcut to anything, social network or otherwise, on your website: To give your visitors a quicker way to accomplish something they already do. Social networks are trickier. What is a social network anyway?

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Digg is Dying. Who are the Players Now?

Frogloop

Digg, the once beloved link-sharing site that power users were able to game has been dying a slow death over the past couple of years. Since January of 2011 Digg’s unique web visits have declined by more than 50% and gone from 9.4M use the Care2 News Network.

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Transcript: Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes

Robert Weiner

If you missed The Chronicle of Philanthropy's June 23 online discussion Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes , the transcript is now available. The discussion featured: Danielle Brigida , the social-media outreach coordinator at the National Wildlife Federation, in Washington, DC where she manages the organization's voice on online networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Care2, Change.org, Digg, and StumbleUpon.

Beaconfire Survey: Social Networks | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

With so many social networks out there, every one appeals to a different audience. This week, we thought we’d ask: Which social networks do you have a profile in? It is also an incredible networking, information sharing and social media tool.

Transcript: Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes

Tech Soup Blog

If you missed The Chronicle of Philanthropy's June 23 online discussion Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes , the transcript is now available. The discussion featured: Danielle Brigida , the social-media outreach coordinator at the National Wildlife Federation, in Washington, DC where she manages the organization's voice on online networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Care2, Change.org, Digg, and StumbleUpon.

Which Social Network Use Base Is More Altruistic?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Pete Cashmore of Mashable has a post that asks an interesting question: Facebook, MySpace (MySpace reviews), LinkedIn (LinkedIn reviews), Digg and Twitter are often compared in terms of features, but which one has the most generous users?

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Online Discussion on June 23: Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes

Robert Weiner

This Tuesday The Chronicle of Philanthropy will host another free online discussion about how nonprofits can use social media. The speakers include: Danielle Brigida , the social-media outreach coordinator at the National Wildlife Federation, in Washington, DC where she manages the organization’s voice on online networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Care2, Change.org, Digg, and StumbleUpon.

Online Discussion on June 23: Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes

Tech Soup Blog

This Tuesday The Chronicle of Philanthropy will host another free online discussion about how nonprofits can use social media. The speakers include: Danielle Brigida , the social-media outreach coordinator at the National Wildlife Federation, in Washington, DC where she manages the organization's voice on online networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Care2, Change.org, Digg, and StumbleUpon. Tags: Social Networking Web 2.0

Burning Problems With Social Networks: What do you think?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the questions: How to address concerns about privacy, security, and avoiding spam overload that comes with social media and social network sites? He points out these problems with current social networking practices. (1) 2) the overflowing of social messages.

Suffering from Social Network Withdrawal | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Because when I logged in this morning, I got a most unsettling message: Now, to be clear, I’ve got profiles on a lot of networks. Most of them are just to test them out and do research, but Facebook is one of only a couple SocNets I actually use for social purposes.

Use Niche Social Networks to Spread Your Message

NTEN

Is your organization using niche networks as part of its social media strategy? What is a niche social network? . A niche social network is an online community drawn together by a shared location, demographic, or interest -- or combination of the three. Examples of niche social networks include: . Kirtsy (demographic-based – think Digg for women, 200,000+ members). When to start using niche networks? .

Guest Post by Steve MacLaughlin: Creating a Social Networking Strategy (Part 0)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Submitted by Steve MacLaughlin, publisher of Connections For a while now I've been talking with a lot of nonprofits about using social media and social networking in their organizations. Hope from the Hype So why does social networking matter?

Your organization's social networking strategy doesn't have to be like mastercard - you don't have to be everywhere!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm going to riff on Ivan's advice, " You Don't Have To Be Everywhere" (like Mastercard) After an organization has identified an audience, objective, and strategy, a question that often comes up: What social networks should we establish our presence on?

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Featured Article from Care2 News Network (our own little digg) - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

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NpTech Tag Summary: Scarcity Thinking, Social Network Fragmentation?, and Engagement Strategies

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When I saw the title of this post, " I'm Engaged ," I thought he was talking about the report that The Network Centric Advocacy Blog mentions as a must-read for advocacy and communication staff called Activation Point. Social Network Fragmentation.

Top 8 Social Media Tracking Tools - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

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gokubi.com

gokubi.com

Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home links for 2006-11-23 links for 2006-11-23 Last Updated on Thursday, 23 November 2006 08:21 Written by Steve Thursday, 23 November 2006 08:21 stamen design | big ideas worth pursuing The guys behind the awesome digg labs tools. I wish I could hire them for salesforce widgets and social network visualization… (tags: flash design visualization data ) This entry was posted on Thursday, November 23rd, 2006 at 8:21 am and is filed under Misc.

Three Cheap Tools to Measure Blogs and Social Media

Frogloop

One of the big questions I often get asked by nonprofit campaigners is “how do I know if our blog and social media are succeeding and resonating with people?&# The very first thing that nonprofits should do is setup a tracking system to measure their blogs and social media. Do your website visitors find your content compelling enough to comment on and share on social networks? Postrank will show you who they are on the top 20 social networks.

6 Takeaways From ShareThis’ Study on Social Sharing

NetWits

Articles on TechCrunch and AllFacebook revieiwng this data seem to focus on Facebook ‘s stronghold on the clickthroughs of shared links, at 38% of all links shared by social means. Here are some quick takeaways to consider: 1) The Ease of Social Sharing is Important.

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Free Live Interactive Event: Future of Fundraising

Tech Soup Blog

In the TechSoup premiere our new #NPLive interactive series of video events, join us to discuss The Future of Fundraising online in the social media matrix on Tuesday, May 24 at 11 a.m. Tom Dawkins is a serial social entrepreneur and the Australian member of the StartSomeGood team.

Using Social Media Increases Fundraising by 40% [Study]

NetWits

Do you know how many of your supporters use popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube? With usage stats like that it’s probably safe to assume that a large portion of your supporter are using at least one social network, right?

Free Webinar Tomorrow: Understanding the ROI of Social Media

Tech Soup Blog

You understand how to track the success of your programs, but when it comes to social media you're at a loss. If you are interested in implementing a social media program (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Digg) but are unsure how to measure the impact or know what success looks like, attend this free TechSoup Talks webinar on Thursday, August 13, 10 a.m. Tags: E-Learning E-Learning Social Networking Training Web 2.0

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Earned Media: How to Stay Relevant and Track It

Frogloop

Tagging on social bookmarking sites like delicious, Digg, etc. Make sure that the stories you are sharing or pitching are: Online Marketing Social Networking Trends Web 2.0

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Meetup Recap: Jen Burton from Causes on Fundraising and Online Communities

Tech Soup Blog

This post was authored by Matt Fairchild who is an online community manager experienced in growing social, mobile, and competitive gaming communities. Jen introduced Causes' Birthday Wish feature as the first example of how the Causes community can use social structures to create value.

Social Media 101 TweetChat Recap: Tagging

Tech Soup Blog

The final installment of TechSoup's Social Media Mondays tweetchat series, an interactive companion to its Nonprofit Social Media 101 wiki , covered the topic of tagging. Tagging, a feature found across many social media channels, is used to help surface content during searches.

Ten Ways to Change the World Through Social Media : Sustainablog

AFP Blog

From Sustainablog.Ten Ways to Change the World Through Social Media : Sustainablog: "f you’re reading this blog, then you’re on board with social media. There’s a good chance you belong to social networks like Facebook or MySpace. It’s likely that you Digg stories and even possible that you Twitter. These technologies and services, together with a growing number of others, make up the social web.

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Generating Buzz: Using Social Media to Drive Website Traffic

NTEN

As social media grows in popularity, one fact cannot be ignored: if used well, it can generate impressive amounts of traffic and increase engagement around your cause or organization. I spend a lot (and I mean a lot) of time trying to figure out how to use social networking, bookmarking and news sites to enhance the National Wildlife Federation's online presence. Anne was excited, but still wary about how much of her job she could actually commit to this social media stuff.

How to Avoid the Elephant Stampede (And Other Crisis Communications Tips)

Frogloop

These influencers will be the first ones to react positively or negatively to information and share that information with their networks. Even something small could lead to something big if you know the networks of the people in your ecosystem.

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Social bookmarking PR requires sustained community participation | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

The WSJ carefully profiled Digg, Newsvine, Netscape, Del.icio.us, and other ??social social bookmarking? s traffic went from virtually nil to over 50,000 hits per day after appearing on the front page of Digg. So how do nonprofits crack the Digg homepage, secure tens of thousands of visitors immediately and influence discussion about their cause far and wide? t work is having a bunch of staff sign up at Digg right before they need something to get big.

The Ethics of AdBlock | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

The site raised strong reactions from Digg users , who were almost universally opposed and had angry words (many of them misspelled) for the site’s creator. Pick affiliate networks that let you have control over what ads you approve – then use that power wisely.

Pro-Tibet Non-Profit Under Cyber-Attack | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Internet , Security , Students for a Free Tibet Pro-Tibet Non-Profit Under Cyber-Attack 03.27.08 | 3374 6 Comments [link] Pro-Tibet+Non-Profit+Under+Cyber-Attack 2008-03-27+17%3A13%3A13 Allan+Benamer UPDATE: Please Digg this story at [link] We haven’t discussed security very much on this blog for two simple reasons: I’m not a computer security expert and despite the Convio security breach, I rarely get wind of security issues that occur in the non-profit sector.

Digital Life Hacks: Savvy Social Media

Connection Cafe

billion active social media users? As usage numbers continue to grow across all age groups, it is safe to say that social media has become an essential element of digital marketing. Focus on the social channels that work with your brand. Get specific with social advertising.

Google SearchWiki, it's the Diggification of Google!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was googling to find an article about social network policies, specifically friending policies. I noticed that Google added a new feature where you can comment on a search engine result and like DIGG either promote it or demote it. I'm just getting back and I'm behind.

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Great reads from around the web on June 16th

Amy Sample Ward

Social Networks Spread Iranian Defiance Online - NYTimes.com - Watching the #IranElection hashtag stream on Twitter, more and more videos on YouTube and the BBC, and the way citizens create and the global networks share updates about the reality of post-election mayhem in Iran has distracted me from work and ignited many conversations with friends about both what we've seen or read so far each day and what the power of social media has unlocked.

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What tools and keywords do you use for your organization's listening dashboard?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Carie Lewis, HSUS Social Networking Maven I just discovered that Carie Lewis of HSUS has a blog ! Digg - shows most popular articles on the web. Better yet, she shared her listening techniques. She uses Igoogle which is a really easy, simple way to set up a dashboard.

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Social Media Monitoring in 30 Minutes or Less

NetWits

Most people will tell you that learning how to effectively monitor (or listen to) what’s being said on the web is the beginning of social media success. With the evolution of the social web and the tools available today you’re able to listen much like you can with your ears in real life.

RSS Readers for Your Desktop, Smartphone, and Tablet

Tech Soup Blog

Social media and community staff rely on RSS readers to find interesting and share-worthy articles for Facebook or Twitter. Digg Reader. praised Digg Reader for its clean, minimal design and rich social media features.

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The social media cheesecloth: Filter and find what works for you

Connection Cafe

In this ever-changing and progressing world of social media it can be overwhelming to “keep up with the Joneses”, so to speak. ” This got me thinking about how non-profits can use social networking. Author: Taylor Shanklin.

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Ten Ways to Optimize Your Website for Pinterest

John Haydon

By now you’ve heard about Pinterest , the social site that allows people to share images and videos , follow boards and people, and re-pin stuff they find interesting. Plus, it’s also the fastest growing social networking site on the planet –ever.

Network of Networks: Using a Listserv to Engage your Audience

GroundWire

Network of Networks: Email Lists, Nature Protection, and Pollution Control reports his findings. ″ online communities such as Digg, YouTube, Flickr, and blogs, and how those communities compare to traditional email lists. While social networking sites like Digg, Facebook, and YouTube have gained a lot of attention the humble email list still has tremendous potential.

The Perils of Popularity

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It helped me clarify some fuzzy thoughts about social networking, pattern analysis, and information overload. Rashmi illustrates how social networks have and are evolving over the past five years from the perspective of an information architect/interaction designer/cognitive psychologist. Rashmi called this "just a social graph" (or just a social network). Object-Based Social Networks: 2004 Think Flickr, delicious, digg, Slideshare.

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How Much Time Does It Take To Do Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's a question I get all the time: How much time and resources does it take to implement social media? So, how can you quantify - as close as possible - the amount of time it takes to put social media in practice with good results?

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What lies beneath?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The RSS feed that comes out Yahoo Pipes has been brought into the npdigg site, which is digg for nptechers. This is very interesting to me - an entire community of nptech taggers has been imported into a digg like entity or what Allan Benamer is calling the anthill.

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