Great reads from around the web on April 14th

Amy Sample Ward

" The DigiActive Guide to Twitter for Activism | DigiActive.org - "Following the recent protests in Moldova, the value of Twitter as a tool for digital activism is more prominent than ever. These are some links I wanted to share from April 14th. Find me on Delicious for more! PHILANTHROPY 2173: Mapping the social economy - Great blog post on using design for philanthropy. If you like visualizing inforamation and maps, check it out.

Twitter for Activism Tool VS Strategy Debate and A New Twitter Activism Guide

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The "is Twitter a strategy or tool debate" was fueled as Twitter got lots of attention (and hype ) as part of the coverage of last week's protests in Moldova. Ivan Boothe points out in his post " The Fire and Food: Why There's No Such Thing As A Twitter Revolution ," the real-time use of Twitter as an organizing tool is a not revolution.

Guest Post by Ivan Boothe: Social change takes more than social media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I won't try to speak for them, but I do think they aren't blindly following the latest tech hype and hoping it will change the world — many of them have clear social change strategies. Which is not to diminish the hard work of social justice organizers in Moldova. Submitted by Ivan Boothe, publisher of the Rootwork Blog Over at the NetSquared blog, Joe Solomon provided a great roundup of reasons people might be "jaded about social media for change" and ways they overcome it.