September Net2 Think Tank Roundup: Curating Content

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This post was authored by Claire Sale and originally appeared on the NetSquared blog. tried turning email discussions on listservs into blog posts and opting to record conference call presentations. nonprofits think tank Net2thinktank Net2 NetSquared community curationFor this month's Net2 Think Tank, we asked you to share your tips, resources, and ideas about curating content at your organization or enterprise.

Great reads from around the web on April 8th

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Mobilizing online communities in the Face of Disaster: Tips … – "On the 12th of March, one day after the tragic earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan Ichi – Hiroyasu Ichikawa – the NetSquared Local organizer from Tokyo sent an e-mail to our NetSquared Local Organizer listserve asking for the best practices for mobilizing online communities in the time of a disaster.

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$100 Laptop at WSIS 2005

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here are some links from various listserv discussions and blog posts when the laptop was announced here in Boston last month. Here's the press photo via a post on netsquared WSIS 2005: $100 laptop Originally uploaded by BillT. Here's a photo from WSIS flickr stream. A comment mentions this: " A slightly embarrassed Mr Annan inadvertently broke the crank handle of the non-functioning model on display as he left" from this news story.

TechSoup Global: A Tale of Two Dramatically Different Networks and Their Development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The second network, Netsquared , in contrast was more loosely controlled with a lower risk in failure. The Netsquared Network which has grown to over 27,000 people world wide through its self-replicated face-to-face events has grown quite differently. Here’s some points that Marnie mentioned: -Allowed the people to be the starts. Photo by Idea Constructor.

The Zoetica Salon: A Peer Learning Community for Nonprofits and Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We’ll also be referring folks to resources for more formal learning and peer connections, like NTEN , the Nonprofit Technology Network and host of the annual Nonprofit Technology Conference and Netsquared and TechSoup Global – and of course sharing resources from our colleagues in the nonprofit/social media field. In those days, we used listservs and online discussion software, but platform matter. Photo by Teddy Llovet.

Social Networks for Social Change: Ivan Boothe Knows What He Is Talking About!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

tags: fundraising advocacy ) I was lucky enough to meet Ivan Boothe at the first (or maybe second) Netsquared Conference back in 2005 and have been following his work for years. So he cautioned me that some of the information might not be entirely up to date that he shared on listserv including a pointer to his awesome slide show with audio. Using Social Networks for Social Change: Facebook, MySpace and More View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own.

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: This Week in NPTech

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And we can't forget to highlight the fact that TechSoup 's NetSquared Mashup Challenge helps encourage, spread the news about, and fund this type of work each year. I'm also picking up on the buzz I hear on listservs, Twitter, and directly from you!

The Answer to Sean's Question: Tools for Effective Listening

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Gavin wrote some excellent advice not too long ago on a listserv and if we're lucky, he'll write it up as a blog post). Marshall Kirkpatrick's Article on Netsquared : How To Track Mentions of Your Organization. Sean of the Tactical Philanthropy blog called me the batman of nonprofit technology. I've never been referred to as an comic strip character. (It It reminded of Gary Turner's Webmaster Traffic Art and his batman creation.)

Are They Listening Carefully or Not At All?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Gavin wrote some excellent advice not too long ago on a listserv and if we're lucky, he'll write it up as a blog post). Marshall Kirkpatrick's Article on Netsquared : How To Track Mentions of Your Organization. Listen Carefully Photo in Flickr CC "BY" license by Sookie. In the session that David Wilcox and I did in the UK on Social Media , we included some on the Web2.0 concepts. One of the key points is listening.

NpTech Tag Summary: Five Hot Conversations!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

GetActive GetsAcquired - By Convio This is big news and it bounced around the nonprofit and progressive blogs, listservs, IM, and emails. Comment, Blog it, tag it NpTech, and/or start a blog over at the Netsquared site. Cross posted at NetsquaredScreenshot of a poll from Philanthropy 2173 Still time to register your opinion! Five Hot Conversations. NpTech Tag Skypecast Anyone?

What's your (blog) Conversation Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Public conversation has been happening on the Internet since it started - via listservs, newsgroups, and online forums. In an earlier post, I covered some tips for getting " conversation ready " from Alexandra Samuel's recent workshop at Netsquared. Source: Skelliewag. A (blog) conversation strategy is how you support and nurture a conversation on your blog in the comments.

NpTechTag Summary: NpTech Events, Twitters, and Green Web Hosting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Lots of buzz on listservs and twitter about the MacArthur Foundation's $2 Million New Digital Media and Learning Competition. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. Net2 Houston, August Photo by Eschipul Nonprofits in Second Life Gala Opening Photo by RubyJi By looking at the photos tagged with NpTech, nonprofit techies were either on vacation or attending events.

NpTech Tag: Roundups from and about Facebook and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If we're thinking of Facebook groups (or listservs for that matter) as online communities, what personalities do you see in the communities you are managing? NTEN blog summarizes the discussion thread about wiki software from the listserv on its blog. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary.

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Kintera going open platform? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Brian Dowling said: If anyone is interested, we’ve set up a listserv for discussion of Kintera Sphere products. If anyone reading these comments knows of Kintera customers who may be interested in participating in the listserv, please feel free to forward the link to them.

NpTechTag Summary: Insect Antennae, A Blast from the Past, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Netsquared Technology Innovation Fund which is high on the agenda of this year's Netsquared Conference. David Wilcox shares an example of growing divided in the UK nonprofit sector between "traditional" online communities (listservs) and those who are adopting Web2.0 Flickr photo from jhritz NpDigg: The Insect Antennae? npdigg.org , cooked up by the nonprofittech blog , is up and running.

NpTech Tag: Change.org To Launch White-Label Social Network for Nonprofits, GeekToys that Give Geekbumps, and Blog Readability

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

leading to an impassioned request for best practices for minimizing damage when this security breaches occur on several listservs. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. What reading level is your blog? Most NpTech blogs are high school level. Remember, it's not the level , but whether it is a match to your audience.

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10 Steps to Extension Professional 2.0 Remix

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Resource Collection off a listserv: [link]. Collaborative writing off a listserv: [link]. Netsquared Conference Mashup Panel. Next week I'm doing a Webinar for Extension Professionals , a remix of 10 Steps to Association 2.0 which was a remix of Marnie Webb 's Ten Ways Nonprofits Can Change the World. I'm having to quiet some inner Gollums while working on the presentation materials. I'm nervous.

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