Resource Roundup 7/20

Idealware

How Nonprofits Are Using Video Online: 20 Examples (Beaconfire Wire) It's always great to see examples! 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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There is an inherent tension between strategy and tactical implementation of using social media to support a campaign's objectives or nonprofit's mission, whether the goal is fundraising, marketing, or taking action. And while quite, different from the "mainstream" use of Twitter by nonprofits , Ivan warns against tool-driven decisions for activism campaigns: It's certainly exciting to see technology being used in ways that amplify and extend the impact of movement organizing.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been getting Twitter DMs from top players in the nonprofit tech and social media for change space -- sharing how they're unmotivated or jaded with using the web and social media for change. Which is not to diminish the hard work of social justice organizers in Moldova.

Mark Pesce at CUA09 - Think Like a Cloud, Make a Storm, Kill the Tower!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by James Jordan I'm actually in the clouds, flying to California on Virgin America using the (not free) wifi listening to Mark Pesce's keynote via Mike Seyfang delivered the other day at Connecting Up Australia the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Australia (see web site for details).