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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.

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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. I set it up so I could help some friends with teens who are it and hopefully by the time my kids are teens there will be a different technology use pattern to master.) MySpace Isn't Local (Except When It Is) " Friendships on MySpace aren't based across geographical lines.

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Why Are So Many Participatory Experiences Focused on Teens?

Museum 2.0

Over the past year, I've noticed a strange trend in the calls I receive about upcoming participatory museum projects: the majority of them are being planned for teen audiences. A large number of the collaborative projects of which I'm aware (in which staff partner with community members to co-develop exhibits or programs) are initiated with teens. Why are teens over-represented in participatory projects? Teens are a known (and somewhat controllable) entity.

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Forum One

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Forum One

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

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

Care2

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. For now I’m having fun learning the ropes and hope to hold off on sending out an RFP for a MySpace campaign for as long as I can. In terms of consulting I this myspace is the solution for teen or preteen work-forces to get a jump start in the financial world.

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HOW TO: Launch a Mobile Photo-Sharing Campaign for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

They were on Myspace and organizing via Facebook Groups years before corporate brands, higher education, and broadcast and print media. That said, the community on Daily Booth has a lot of active teens. If your nonprofit works with teens and young people, this is a mobile photo-sharing community that you should definitely explore. Nonprofits pioneered social media.

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10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

See Hope Grow raised nearly $460,000 for TreeHouse teens. This is the fourth post in a blog and webinar series called 101 Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits , written and presented by Heather Mansfield.

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4 Signs Your Nonprofit Should Quit a Social Network

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good began as a “Nonprofit Organizations” Myspace Page in 2005. Unlike many teens, tweens, and Milllennials, I did not enjoy using Tumblr. Nonprofit Tech for Good needs to reach nonprofit professionals and with the Tumblr userbase being predominately tweens and teens, it’s not a good fit. But for nonprofits trying to reach teens and young Millennials, Tumblr could work well along with Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat.

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HOW TO: Get Your Nonprofit Started on Snapchat

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Launched in 2011, Snapchat is an image and video messaging app that is very popular with tweens and teens and increasingly Millennials and Gen Xers. Similar to the early days of Myspace and its users mastering HTML hacks and widgets, Snapchat has an equally dedicated user base of young people that pride themselves on becoming skilled at Lenses, Filters, Stickers, and other Snapchat tips, tricks, and hacks.

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New on SSIR: First and Foremost Know Your Community

Amy Sample Ward

MySpace has become the ghetto of the digital landscape,” Ms. Did you consider MySpace ? You may hear about Facebook, but if your audience is on MySpace, it doesn’t matter how much time and energy you put in. Danah’s research shines a bright light on an issue many activists and organizations have been concerned about ever since the media hype around Facebook VS MySpace rose as a loud voice in the conversation about social media use.

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Social Networks to Replace Email? NOT!!!

Care2

She said only 11% of teens email daily and that they are using SMS (or Twitter) and social networks for communications. And what happened to MySpace? The teens Sandberg referenced are doing just that. Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg fired up the death of email debate at the Nielsen’s Consumer 360 Conference Yesterday.

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Guest Post by Heather McLeod Grant: Reflections on the Personal Democracy Forum

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

These themes of race and class were not lost on ethnographer danah boyd , who gave one of the most provocative presentations of the conference – quoting both Habermas and inner-city teens! She talked about how online social networks mirror off-line social dynamics, and described the phenomenon of “white flight” from MySpace to Facebook. Submitted by Heather McLeod Grant, senior consultant at the Monitor Institute and a principal contributor to Working Wikily.

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The Shrinking Generational Digital Divide

NTEN

Imagine a typical Internet surfer and your first thought might be of a teen or young adult, not a grandparent or retiree. While younger users are more likely to have a presence on social networks like Facebook and MySpace, older users often find their way to interactive games, chat rooms, and online activities where they can engage with peers. Sami Hassanyeh, AARP. Personal computers, cell phones, digital assistants, and the Internet have fundamentally changed how we communicate.

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

Care2

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. For now I’m having fun learning the ropes and hope to hold off on sending out an RFP for a MySpace campaign for as long as I can. In terms of consulting I this myspace is the solution for teen or preteen work-forces to get a jump start in the financial world.

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The Participatory Nonprofit?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Social networking requires commitment -- you can't set up a MySpace profile and then walk away. According to recent study from Pew Internet and American Life project, more than one-half of teens have created media content and roughly one-third have shared ocntent. gThe above video is one of the many social networking strategies that The Genocide Intervention Network used to transform itself from a small student group to national non-profit.

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NPTechTag Roundup: Election Debriefs and Wikis in Your Kitchen!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

An interesting point about using MySpace: "It can definitely be used for recruitment and as a mass communications tool, particularly for younger voters who tend to use email less. The key is to move MySpace friends onto normal advocacy lists as soon as possible. It will be interesting to see if this advice holds true for the voters of the future based on Dannah Boyd's post " What i mean when i say "email is dead" in reference to teens. Click To Play.

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How Your Nonprofit Can Reach Babyboomers with Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And even Silent Generation internet users are competitive when it comes to email (although teens might point out that this is proof that email is for old people). This age group is increasingly on Facebook , MySpace and Twitter -- more ’mainstream’ social networks.“ AARP California Twitter Account Last week at the WeAreMedia Workshop, someone asked a question about babyboomers and social media use. Is it only younger people who are using social media. I answered no.

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Jayne Cravens to Serve as Advisor to UN program in Afghanistan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She suggests that if organizations are targeting young people, particularly teens and 20 somethings that platforms like Myspace can be a good tool. to post public events hosted by your organization under "Events I'm Attending" on MySpace and similar areas on other platforms. A photo of meeting Jayne Cravens face-to-face after following her work for ten plus years online. I've been a big fan of Jayne Craven's work at Coyote Communications since the mid-1990s.

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How Will Your Nonprofit Raise Money in 2012?

NTEN

Simplistic appeals targeted at teens and college students don't. Today, it's becoming standard practice to communicate with supporters using tools like Flickr, MySpace , Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Peter Deitz, Social Actions. With the global financial crisis at its peak and a recession looming, many nonprofit managers are probably asking themselves, "How will my nonprofit raise money next year?"

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The Birth of a Field: Digital Media and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Digital media is being shaped by the private sector (YouTube, MySpace, etc). "We are in a moment of time where 57% of teens produce and share media. The event was streamed into Global Kids Teen Grid Here's what the kids has to say and photos. That's my avatar, I'm live blogging from Second Life. That's Danah Boyd in RL who was also live blogging the event. Photo from public photos tagged with macarthur in NMC flickr stream.

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Betting on Braincake: Interview with Jen Stancil

Museum 2.0

Braincake isn’t some fakey attempt to pander to teens. It reflects the GMSP’s—and Jen’s—commitment to creating a set of programs by and for its audience: teen girls. Jen and I sat down to talk about building for teens, working the web, and the role of innovation in museums. So how do you design for that kind of maturity, and for kids who want a MySpace? We didn’t want to build MySpace. The content starts with the teen team.

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Sending Collections on the Road: Geocaching and Museums

Museum 2.0

puts it, “MySpace for inanimate objects.” For a related teen project , I was invited to teach roughly 200 middle- and high-school students about geocaching (a GPS-based scavenger hunt) so that they could send miniature sculpture pieces out into the world. You can check out the path of some of the teen sculptures here. I’ve received a few inquiries over the last year about museums and geocaching.

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Don't Talk to Strangers? Safety 2.0

Museum 2.0

When you think of MySpace, what is the first thing that comes to mind? The recent flurry of restrictions that has sent teens fleeing? Social networking sites like MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn, even ExhibitFiles are tools that allows people--strangers and friends--to connect with one another. By the standard set by a culture that judges MySpace as dangerous, perhaps these in-person interactions are even MORE dangerous.

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What's a Virtual Visitor Worth?

Museum 2.0

Changing lives is expensive whether you do it with at-risk teen staff members or at-risk teen virtual partners. Brand awareness is often the driving reason for museums to have presences on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and other general-audience social media sites. $5.33. 40.21. 12.74. Every museum has a number for its operating cost per visitor.

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The Ethics of AdBlock | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Sure, there’s really no reason for me not to block dancing mortgage guy or annoying MySpace ads of all stripes. The ethics of blogging for $ A standard by any other name Thoughts on Twittergate Teens 4 Planet Earth Moves to Ning The best ad plans of marketers and men… Beaconfire Survey: Which browser do you use?

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Visitor Voices Part 3: Co-Creating and Control

Museum 2.0

People like to talk about and show themselves--that's why MySpace is so popular. In these and other examples (the Walker Art Center's new teen site comes to mind), the museum specifically sets up a site in a way that is not most comfortable, useful, or familiar to the museum staff. This week, a look at the third section of Visitor Voices , the excellent book coedited by Kathy McLean and Wendy Pollock.

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Backwards Interview: My Advice for Incorporation of Web 2.0 into Museums

Museum 2.0

If you had one youth educator, would you expect them to develop and run overnights AND scout programs AND teen programs AND toddler programs AND outreach AND… of course not. Do your MySpace friends come to museum programs? Most of the time this blog focuses on individual aspects of 2.0 thinking or applications. But every once in a while, it's nice to go back to the big picture. James Yasko is writing an article for an upcoming issue of Museum News on museums and Web 2.0.