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.

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Twitter on the Barricades: Six Lessons Learned (New York Times) An interesting summary of insights based on Twitter's use in mass political protests in Moldova and Iran The State of Print and Electronic Publications in Higher Ed (Higher Ed Experts) An informal survey looking at the use of print vs. electronic publications, and the pace of movement from one to the other.

Street to phone, Phone to twitter, Twitter to Social Nets, Back to Street

Network-Centric Advocacy

The Moldova movements where called Revolution 2.0, Here is an interesting documentation from politics online that demonstrates the bridge role twitter plays in moving communication across channels, social networks and national boundaries. We now have a global communication grid that connects the spaces of web and street as never before we have crossed the phone and internet gaps. Access to these lines and communities are not just in the hands of programmers and the most techy folks.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.