Great reads from around the web on April 14th

Amy Sample Ward

" The DigiActive Guide to Twitter for Activism | - "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.

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

Network-Centric Advocacy

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. 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.


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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). Ethan Zuckerman recently did an analysis of tweets from Moldova and found this to be true.