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Should Your Nonprofit Be Active on the New Myspace?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Last year when Myspace announced that it would be launching a redesign, I was very intrigued. Even more so when they released a video last September teasing what the new Myspace would look like. For months I was anxious, excited even, for the new Myspace to launch.

Has Your Nonprofit Considered Race and Class in Your Social Media Strategy?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In its heyday in 2006 and 2007, Myspace was an incredibly vibrant community of artists, musicians, and impassioned activists and do-gooders. Nonprofits like Invisible Children and To Write Love on Her Arms were born from Myspace. Watch Video. Via BBC News Magazine : .

Nonprofit Organizations on MySpace

SocialFish

I don't really "do" Myspace, but check this out. I don't pay much attention to MySpace, but maybe I should. Tags: non-profit associations myspace In particular, look at the links to all the (mostly charitable) non-profits and associations towards the bottom.

Guest Post on Tactical Philanthropy: Causes, MySpace and ideablob

Amy Sample Ward

“In recent days, Causes has left MySpace and IdeaBlob has shutdown. In reaction to the Causes announcement, Economist bureau chief Matthew Bishop tweeted “Who knew it was on MySpace?” First, let’s start at the beginning: Causes Leaves MySpace.

Sean Parker's "Causes" to Leave MySpace: Does It Matter?

AFP Blog

Sean Parker's "Causes" to Leave MySpace: Does It Matter

AFP: MySpace links users to US hurricane emergency alerts

AFP Blog

AFP: MySpace links users to US hurricane emergency alerts: "NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) — In what is heralded as the seeds of an Internet-age emergency broadcast system, MySpace has teamed with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to spread news on hurricanes through users of the online social network.As

Can MySpace Make a Comeback?

Wild Apricot Blog

Facebook and Twitter took over as social media centers in 2009, while MySpace faded fast - but don't count MySpace down and out yet! In fact, the changes at MySpace have already started.( Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Marketing online community Social networking Facebook Non-profit Communications social media MySpace This summer, it's getting a major makeover with a new "content discovery" focus. read more ).

Charity joins the MySpace revolution | Voluntary sector | SocietyGuardian.co.uk

AFP Blog

Charity joins the MySpace revolution | Voluntary sector | SocietyGuardian.co.uk: "Sara GainesTuesday February 13, 2007SocietyGuardian.co.ukMy ActionAidA profile on the My ActionAid siteInternational development charity ActionAid is launching a new website inspired by the success of community site MySpace, to offer support to fundraisers.Users can join an online community to publicise upcoming

Why Nonprofits Should Sync Their Twitter and MySpace Accounts

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Thousands of nonprofits haven’t logged into their MySpace profiles in months, or even a year or more. That said, MySpace is not dead. I created the Nonprofit Organizations MySpace in 2006. There are lots of friendly activists and comment fairies on MySpace that do care very much about social causes and nonprofits. But in the case of MySpace, I make an exception. They go out to all your MySpace friends and can be featured on the Home view of your profile.

AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > Charities See Potential for ‘Causes’ on MySpace, Facebook

AFP Blog

An article by John Skendall from AFP ewire.AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > Charities See Potential for ‘Causes’ on MySpace, Facebook: "Charities See Potential for ‘Causes’ on MySpace, Facebook(June 9, 2008) A year after its release, the company that created the web application “Causes” (used by social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace) reports that the program has raised.

MySpace announces 'Data Availability' project with Yahoo, eBay, Photobucket, Twitter | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone

AFP Blog

MySpace announces 'Data Availability' project with Yahoo, eBay, Photobucket, Twitter | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone: "Inaugural partners in the project are Yahoo, eBay, Photobucket (also owned by News Corp.'s The program, available to MySpace's users worldwide, will be rolling out to a full version in the coming weeks.'Historically,

Nonprofits turn to Facebook, MySpace, Twitter to raise money, market themselves - Metro - cleveland.com

AFP Blog

Nonprofits turn to Facebook, MySpace, Twitter to raise money, market themselves - Metro - cleveland.com: "Nonprofit and philanthropic organizations are turning to relatively cheap online social media to raise money and market their organizations as they grapple with recession-battered endowments, fewer grants and, often, less patronage by their customers

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » MySpace Launches Applications

See What's Out There

Heather will be demonstrating the new MySpace Apps in a webinar in April.

Yahoo, Google, MySpace form nonprofit OpenSocial Foundation | The Social - CNET News.com

AFP Blog

Yahoo, Google, MySpace form nonprofit OpenSocial Foundation | The Social - CNET News.com: "It's like the Justice League of social media: Google, Yahoo, and News Corp.'s s MySpace.com announced on Tuesday that they have formed the OpenSocial Foundation, a nonprofit group to support the OpenSocial initiative that Google kick-started last year to promote a universal standard for developer applications.

LinkedIn: The MySpace for Adults

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I recently did an interview with a HBS student who was researching MySpace and Second Life (looking at Second Life from the standpoint of social networking). I noticed today when I logged into Typepad that it is promoting the LinkedIn widget (ChipIn is the featured widget in the gallery , BTW). I had it on my blog before, but the now the integration makes it look much better and I've decided to add it back.

Nonprofits and MySpace Roundup Inspired By Solidariti

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She writes about a nonprofit portal in Myspace called Nonprofit Organizations MySpace. It offers tips on how not-for-profits can effectively use MySpace for fundraising and/or campaigning. It looks like a good place to start if you want to find examples of nonprofits with a presence in MySpace and get ideas. Here's a list of Nonprofit Myspaces that I visited quickly. I can't seem to get handle on myspace ugliness.

Causes Ditches MySpace: Don't Put All Your Fundraising Relationship Eggs in One Third Party, Proprietary Basket!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Late last night (or early this morning), Amy Sample Ward reported that Causes notified 184,725 users that its MySpace app will be removed from MySpace as of today. The email encouraged MySpace users of Causes to join the cause on Facebook. . Photo by Billie Hara.

Causes Leaves MySpace: Should We Care?

Tech Soup Blog

There's been a lot of discussion over the past week about Causes leaving MySpace and becoming a Facebook-only application. Amy points out danah boyd's much-discussed research on the socioeconomic and racial differences between MySpace and Facebook users.

Sunny the Seal Melts Hearts on MySpace - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

» Monday May 07 2007 Sunny the Seal Melts Hearts on MySpace Monday, May 7, 2007 at 04:34PM | by Hatef Yamini Carie Lewis of the Humane Society recently shared with us some lessons learned about branding and list recruitment from their unique MySpace campaign against clubbing baby seals.

Which Company is the Most Socially Responsible and Generous to Nonprofits: Facebook? Twitter? YouTube? LinkedIn? MySpace? Flickr? Google?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits and their adoption of social media has created an interesting, albeit interdependent relationship with large companies like Google, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr. 4) MySpace. MySpace launched MySpace Impact Awards. Each month MySpace users voted for their favorite nonprofit. MySpace has unfortunately abandoned both programs. Very few nonprofits utilize MySpace anymore.

MySpace and Nonprofits: A couple of articles on how-to

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A couple of good articles about how nonprofits are using myspace and some dos and don'ts this week. I have a myspace site but I haven't done any deep experimination. MySpace and Political Campaigns Joshua Levy at the Personal Democracy Forum wrote about the use of MySpace for political campaigns and by advocacy organizations. MySpace Isn't Local (Except When It Is) " Friendships on MySpace aren't based across geographical lines.

The Importance of Branding Your Nonprofit on Social Networks Through Graphic Design

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The were active on Myspace, YouTube, and creating Facebook Groups long before most of the companies that are often praised for being the pioneers of social media. Nonprofits were the early adopters of social networks.

Ten Things Nonprofits May Not Know About MySpace [But I Wish They Did]

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As I spent the Thanksgiving weekend pondering gratitude, MySpace made the top of my list of things to be grateful for. If it were not for MySpace, my professional life no doubt would be much less fulfilling. And for that, I will be eternally grateful to MySpace and the “Nonprofit Organizations&# MySpace community. MySpace was designed to be a marketing tool. MySpace was and still is (for some) the easiest social networking site to grow a community quickly.

Are Nonprofits Raising Money Via Social Networks?

Frogloop

MySpace hit an all-time low with only 7% of nonprofits utilizing this platform. Though it's assumed that Social Networks, besides MySpace, just keep growing, it's the amount of growth that may surprise you.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Obama’s MySpace Problem

See What's Out There

How do we take advantage of user-generated content and user-controlled forums such as MySpace and YouTube without totally losing control of our brand? The Obama MySpace page was originally created by a volunteer, and originally didn’t say “official site&#.

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Yahoo! Supports OpenSocial; Yahoo!, MySpace and Google to Form Non-Profit OpenSocial Foundation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Just saw a press release from Yahoo, Google, and MySpace about OpenSocial Foundation. There are many websites implementing OpenSocial, including Engage.com, Friendster, hi5, Hyves, imeem, LinkedIn, MySpace, Ning, Oracle, orkut, Plaxo, Salesforce.com, Six Apart, Tianji, Viadeo, and XING.??? There are multiple standards that must be supported to launch your application on MySpace and other social networks so far.

Is Your Non-Profit A Myspace Or A Facebook?

John Haydon

E very time I leave my MySpace Page to go over to Facebook, I see the power that questions can have on a business strategy and even one’s outlook on life. Meanwhile, MySpace continues to overuse Captchas and even warn users that they are leaving their site to go to Facebook , which is like warning Phillipe Petit that he’s stepping onto a tightrope.

A brief graph on current trends

NCE Social Media

Below is a chart showing how Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace compare in number of unique visitors in the past 13 months. Facebook and Twitter have grown while MySpace has been stagnant. Tags: Facebook Marketing and Awareness Microblog Tools twitter facebook myspace compete Does your own website meet this level of visitors? Why not harness it for your own benefit.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Ugliest MySpace Pages

See What's Out There

Facebook is the second big social networking site behind MySpace. And their pages aren’t nearly as ugly as MySpace pages. [.]

5 Digital Payment Systems That Could Transform Online Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Then, in the late 2000’s nonprofits embraced social networking sites, first Myspace and YouTube, then Facebook and Twitter. In the late 1990’s nonprofits began to launch websites, experiment with email marketing, and sign up for their first “Donate Now” service.

Social Network Sites Dominate Web Visitor Results

NCE Social Media

Myspace 4.70% (#26 overall). Tags: Research facebook myspace linkedin orkut hi5 reren vkontakte According to Google’s ad planner , social network sites now account for more than 50% of all unique website visitors. This list, which is based on April 2010 data, “excludes adult sites, ad networks, domains that don’t have publicly visible content or don’t load properly, and certain Google sites.&#

The other side of the figures: Causes reaches $20 Million in Donations

Amy Sample Ward

There’s also been a bit of controversy around the Causes application specifically, due to it’s decision to abandon the MySpace platform and offer it’s application/services only to the Facebook community. Tags: fundraising issues causes data facebook myspace

New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

Administrators of Causes accounts on MySpace received a notice via email stating, “Thank you for the work you’ve done on Causes on MySpace. Do to the lack of activity on MySpace, we’ve decided to focus our efforts on the Causes Application on Facebook.&# (To read the full message, click here.) The message indicated that all Causes-related pages and content on MySpace would be taken down at the end of the week.

New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

Administrators of Causes accounts on MySpace received a notice via email stating, “Thank you for the work you’ve done on Causes on MySpace. Do to the lack of activity on MySpace, we’ve decided to focus our efforts on the Causes Application on Facebook.&# (To read the full message, click here.) The message indicated that all Causes-related pages and content on MySpace would be taken down at the end of the week.

From 2005 to 2015: The Radical Effect of Social Media on Nonprofit Web Design

Nonprofit Tech for Good

They began actively using Myspace in 2004 and YouTube in 2005 – years before the Fortune 500 companies. The average person worldwide has five social media accounts and spends an average of 1 hour and 40 minutes browsing these networks every day.

12 Must-Know Stats About Social Media, Fundraising, and Cause Awareness

Nonprofit Tech for Good

However, as LinkedIn, Blogger and Myspace all celebrate their 10-year anniversary this year, nonprofits have now had a decade to study and experiment with social media and create systems for successfully launching and tracking the value of their social media campaigns.

NetCentric Advocacy: Online Organizing: Social Network Study of Race and Use Clusters of Myspace or Facebook based on Incoming Class at Northwestern

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Sway opinion within an industry: Blog | Main | The Point : Community Group Action: Self-Organizing » November 29, 2007 Online Organizing: Social Network Study of Race and Use Clusters of Myspace or Facebook based on Incoming Class at Northwestern Kudos danah boyd We get asked questions about social network sites and use all the time. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

HOW TO: Effectively Manage Hate and Anger on Social Media Sites

Nonprofit Tech for Good

On MySpace, select the setting that you require that you view the comments before posting, then don’t post and remove them from your friends. Tags: Blogging Facebook MySpace Social Media Twitter YouTube I normally try to leave politics and religion out of my work with nonprofits, but this time I need to make an exception. A month ago I launched a Facebook Page called Accomplishments of President Barack Obama.

The Coming Wave of Web 2.0 Consultants and Vendors - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

With the rise of MySpace and Facebook , it will only be a matter of time before there are Facebook consultants who can develop and implement a comprehensive Facebook strategy for organizations and campaigns.

6 Takeaways From ShareThis’ Study on Social Sharing

NetWits

Yesterday saw the announcement of a new study by ShareThis , in partnership with Starcom MediaVest Group and Rubinson Partners.

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