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A letter from Japan

SocialFish

Grant, It has been a year since devastating earthquake and tsunami hit in east Japan. Sincerely Yours, Japan AMC. This is for you too.

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TechSoup Japan Disaster Relief Program Launches to Assist Local NGOs

Tech Soup Blog

The Great East Japan Earthquake occurred 7 weeks and 4 days ago. About TechSoup Japan. More information is available here in Japanese.

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Want to help Japan? Send a text message.

Mobile Commons

We’ve been following coverage of the disaster in Japan as the magnitude of the damage continues to grow. It’s that simple.

The NPTech Response to Japan

NTEN

Our hearts go out to the people of Japan. The photos and video coming out of the region are awe inspiring and scary.

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Latest Resources to Help Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami Victims

Frogloop

Looking to help the victims of the Japan earthquake and Tusanmi, but don’t know where to start? “ Vonage , a provider of voice-over-internet-protocol communications, also said it will waive per-minute calling charges from 830 pm March 11 until 830 pm (EST) March 18 for customers call from their Vonage home phones to Japan.

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Updates from TechSoup's Partner and Friends in Japan

Tech Soup Blog

Words cannot describe the devastation that has engulfed Japan, and pictures paint a grim scenario that will affect the region for years to come.

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Apple & Microsoft Take Different Approaches to Japan Relief

AFP Blog

Apple & Microsoft Take Different Approaches to Japan Relief: "First up, Microsoft.

Crowdfunding helps revive quake-hit small businesses in Japan | The Japan Times

AFP Blog

Crowdfunding helps revive quake-hit small businesses in Japan | The Japan Times

Resources & Support for Japan Earthquake

VisionLink

Thoughts and prayers to those impacted by Japan''s earthquake and tsunami. For official updates on the nuclear reactors in Japan, go to International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA ; the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, NISA ; and to the Tokyo Electric Power Company for a list of regular updates. Many avenues to donate are available.

Disaster-relief vending machines on the rise - The Japan News

AFP Blog

Disaster-relief vending machines on the rise - The Japan News : When the Great East Japan Earthquake hit on March 11, 2011, Coca-Cola Japan Co. took advantage of the remote control functions on about 400 disaster-relief vending machines, equipped with batteries for backup, in the Tokyo metropolitan area and other locations.

How Effective was Crisis Mapping During the 2011 Japan Earthquake? | TechPresident

AFP Blog

How Effective was Crisis Mapping During the 2011 Japan Earthquake? Yet crisis mapping in the immediate aftermath of the Japan earthquake, including an Ushahidi map of Twitter reports, Sinsai.info, was not as critical to response TechPresident : Compared to similar efforts put to use in the 2010 Haiti earthquake, not as consistently.

Text Message Donations: Aiding or Stifling Relief Efforts in Japan? - TIME NewsFeed

AFP Blog

Text Message Donations: Aiding or Stifling Relief Efforts in Japan? But are text message donation campaigns really helping the situation in Japan, following the 9.0-magnitude earthquake that struck last Friday? Not as

Google, Local Platforms Respond to Japan's 8.9 Earthquake Crisis | Fast Company

AFP Blog

Google, Local Platforms Respond to Japan's 8.9 hit Japan today, resulting in tsunami warnings for 20 countries, as well as California and Hawaii. Earthquake Crisis | Fast Company: "An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.9 Crisis mappers wasted no time responding: In under 2.5 quake struck last month, and

TechNet Blogs

AFP Blog

TechNet Blogs : "n order to assist with the recovery, TechSoup Japan, a program of the Japan NPO Center, is working with Microsoft, Adobe, and Symantec to aid local nonprofit organizations whose facilities are damaged in the earthquake by providing software donations. More information is available here in Japanese.

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TechSoup Japan and Kenya Launch!

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's Partner NGO in Japan is the Tokyo-based Japan NPO Center , which hosted a successful launch event at the Tokyo International Forum.

Twitter Stats You Need To Know and Tips to Get More Clicks

Frogloop

33,000 : tweets per second in Japan during New Years. 80 percent : users on mobile in the UK and Japan. Plus it can be a noisy space.

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Japan Tops the List of Fastest-Rising Charitable Google Searches in 2011 - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Japan Tops the List of Fastest-Rising Charitable Google Searches in 2011 - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : Google this week released its annual Zeitgeist report, which tallies the 10 most popular and fastest-rising searches in a wide range of categories.

Cool App Roundup: Disaster and Emergency Edition

Tech Soup Blog

The notification app J-ResQ was developed in response to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Preparing for Disaster. The U.S. S.O.S. Read More.

Digital Volunteerism – Effective Disaster Relief the GreenTech Way

Tech Soup Blog

The January 12, 2010 catastrophic earthquake in Haiti showed some of the astonishing potential for volunteer-based digital disaster relief.

20 Must-Know Fundraising and Social Media Stats

Nonprofit Tech for Good

53% of Asia Pacific citizens donate to charity, with those in Thailand (71%) more likely to do so and those in Japan the least likely (16%).

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Your Weekly Mobile News!

Mobile Commons

Naver’s mobile messenger app Line to go public in Japan in July – Line Corp., will go public on Japan’s Tokyo Stock Exchange in July.

NetCentric Advocacy: Speed Geeking gets to Japan: Pecha Kucha

Network-Centric Advocacy

Main | Food Fight from the Makers of Ham Solo » August 28, 2007 Speed Geeking gets to Japan: Pecha Kucha Link: Seths Blog. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity. Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « What is Scarce in Advocacy and Campaigns? del.icio.us/networks

Evolution of Online Donors

Frogloop

Only 1 in 10 gifts were given to the 9/11 disaster online vs. 1 in 3 gifts were given online/mobile to the Japan earthquake disaster.

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Mobile Messaging News Roundup

Mobile Commons

Chat app Line runs into trouble in Thailand and Japan, two of its key markets. Japan’s Line has also followed this bot trend. Really?

Opening day: Mobile donations on the baseball diamond

Mobile Commons

Major League Baseball and the MLB Player’s Association are donating $500,000 to Japan’s recovery. But that’s not all.

Real Time Charitable Giving | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

AFP Blog

In addition, a majority of those surveyed (56%) have continued to give to more recent disaster relief efforts—such as the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan—using their mobile phones

Philanthropy and Social Media: New Whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy

Amy Sample Ward

Download the full white paper or share it using this link: [link] Below are notes from my remarks. The internet is not new. And so on.

Red Cross amps up donations through iTunes

John Haydon

Now, iTunes customers can choose to donate $5 to $200 to help those in Japan through their iTunes account. Red Cross partners with Apple.

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Volunteering: Making the Connection

Connection Cafe

The paper cranes, I learned, were to be sent to Japan in honor of a young girl affected by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima named Sadako.

Latest global social, digital, mobile data for ya

SocialFish

From We Are Social Singapore. For other reports in this series, please visit [link]. ——— ( photo credit ). Useful Data

Microsoft's Windows Azure and Disaster Response

Tech Soup Blog

Second Harvest in Japan. Second Harvest Japan’s use of the Windows Azure emergency response portal following the disasters that struck Japan in March 2011 provides the best test case for how this tool can be used. How, You Ask? cloud Microsoft disaster response disaster recovery disaster cloud computing Windows Azure

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Using Social Media Internationally: How Not To Get Lost in Translation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Hands up who’s got a Twitter follower from Japan? Flickr Photo by John K. Here’s some good tips when your network is global. Probably not.

How to “get” social media

John Haydon

People who are fluent in Japanese got that way because they spent considerable time in Japan. Being Human culture learning

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Who Says Email’s Dead?

Frogloop

In Europe, mobile email users grew 55% and in Japan 53%. The worst kind of expert doesn’t share the whole story or truth. Since the rise of social media many “experts&# have claimed that email is dying and won’t exist in 10 years. In fact, email is not fading, it’s evolving. According to a new comScore study on U.S.

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Five Best Practices in Nonprofit Crowdfunding

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For example, I raised $120,000 for Japan disaster relief by showing how the tsunami destroyed cities and displaced communities. Fundraising

Why can’t I raise any money with social media?

John Haydon

And when I saw a Facebook ad about the tsunami in Japan, I donated money by clicking on the ad. Four Ways You Use Social Media. Comment below.

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How the Cloud Can Make a Difference for Disaster Relief

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup Japan Disaster Relief Program Launches to Assist Local NGOs. It originally appeared on the TechSoup Canada Blog. What do you do?

Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

Tech Soup Blog

Tokyo, Japan: #社会課題に向き合うwebデザイナーが­増えている!? NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face to face in physical space. Watch out! event

How Not to Thank an Online Donor During a Disaster - Thanking an Online Donor AFter a Disaster

AFP Blog

How Not to Thank an Online Donor During a Disaster - Thanking an Online Donor AFter a Disaster: "I decided to see what charities were doing in response to online donations given to help Japan. Only one provided a thank you email that was specific to the relief efforts in Japan. The others

Just *Who* is Still Using IE6 Anyhow?

Idealware

India and Japan hover around 10% and Saudi Arabi is on their heels with 9.9%. Checking out how it looks in IE6. Yes, really. Still. Not good.