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Nonprofits of the Month :: June 2010 :: Beyond Disasterous

Nonprofit Tech for Good

MySpace: Greenpeace. Wikipedia :: Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Big Problem. Bad Planning. Beyond Propaganda… Beyond Disastrous. Please follow, friend, subscribe and like: Twitter: International Bird Rescue Research Center. Facebook: Mobile Baykeeper. YouTube: Environmental Defense Fund. Flickr: SkyTruth. Related Links: Nonprofits of the Month :: May 2010 :: Holding Corporations Accountable. BP Logo Redesign Contest.

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

Care2

Wikipedia is one place where consultants could shortly play a supporting role for issue organizations. However if you, as a well-meaning representative of an organization, try to inject your side into the debate, your edits might be summarily deleted and you may be accused of violating Wikipedia rules in quite harsh terms. 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.

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22 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A handy little tool when designing a YouTube channel, Twitter profile, MySpace page, blog, etc. A search engine that “knows millions of things&# about people, places, and history, Qwiki takes the information from your Wikipedia Page and converts it into a more visual format complete with audio, video, digital photography, and the ability to “Improve This Qwiki.&# The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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33 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A handy little tool when designing a YouTube channel, Twitter profile, MySpace page, blog, etc. A search engine that “knows millions of things&# about people, places, and history, Qwiki takes the information from your Wikipedia Page and converts it into a more visual format complete with audio, video, digital photography, and the ability to “Improve This Qwiki.&# The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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50 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A handy little tool when designing a YouTube channel, Twitter profile, MySpace page, blog, etc. A search engine that “knows millions of things” about people, places, and history, Qwiki takes the information from your Wikipedia Page and converts it into a more visual format complete with audio, video, digital photography, and the ability to “Improve This Qwiki.”

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Mapping Web2.0 Censorship: Access Denied Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

video and photo-sharing sites like Youtube, Flickr, Dailymotion; blogging platforms such as Blogspot, Livejournal, Typepad and Wordpress; social networking websites such as Facebook, Orkut, MySpace, Wikipedia, VoIP services; etc.); Via Global Voices Advocacy blog. The Map does not aim to index all kinds of web filtering, but rather to provide an overview of online censorship efforts related to the social web and major web 2.0 websites.

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More Home Analogies: the Potluck Model for Participation

Museum 2.0

Whether those collaborations take the form of the set of Amazon book reviews that affect your purchasing or the development of wikipedia entries, short-format contributions can be quickly assembled into a reasonable composite. application like MySpace or Wikipedia. What is the collective item to which all are contributing on MySpace? On Wikipedia? This is the MySpace model.

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People of the Year: US

Have Fun - Do Good

The you that writes blogs, creates podcasts, shares open source applications, creates entries on Wikipedia, posts videos on YouTube, meets friends on MySpace and chats with avatars on Second Life. "But look at 2006 through a different lens and you'll see another story, one that isn't about conflict or great men. It's a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before.

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60 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A handy little tool when designing a YouTube channel, Twitter profile, MySpace page, blog, etc. A search engine that “knows millions of things” about people, places, and history, Qwiki takes the information from your Wikipedia Page and converts it into a more visual format complete with audio, video, digital photography, and the ability to “Improve This Qwiki.”

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

Care2

Wikipedia is one place where consultants could shortly play a supporting role for issue organizations. However if you, as a well-meaning representative of an organization, try to inject your side into the debate, your edits might be summarily deleted and you may be accused of violating Wikipedia rules in quite harsh terms. 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.

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Web 2.0 Part I

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

The Wikipedia entry on Web 2.0 include, depending on one’s definitions, many new kinds of communities such as MySpace and Flickr , blogging, podcasting and vlogging, tagging and folksonomies, RSS feeds, content rich web applications using technologies like Flash and Java, open standards and APIs that allow seamless connections between different web applications, new kinds of user interfaces using AJAX, and different design aesthetics.

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The Digital Divide Doesn't Exist

NTEN

And who needs libraries when we have Wikipedia and Kindles? Danah Boyd has found that, in spite of their seeming ability to promote a true public sphere, social networks may, in fact, be furthering social divisions : It wasn't just anyone who left MySpace to go to Facebook. Brett Meyer, NTEN. The digital divide doesn't exist.

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70 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A handy little tool when designing a YouTube channel, Twitter profile, MySpace page, blog, etc. A search engine that “knows millions of things” about people, places, and history, Qwiki takes the information from your Wikipedia Page and converts it into a more visual format complete with audio, video, digital photography, and the ability to “Improve This Qwiki.”

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85 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A handy little tool when designing a YouTube channel, Twitter profile, MySpace page, blog, etc. A search engine that “knows millions of things” about people, places, and history, Qwiki takes the information from your Wikipedia Page and converts it into a more visual format complete with audio, video, digital photography, and the ability to “Improve This Qwiki.”

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What advice would you offer Working Films about measuring the impact of their social media strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

MySpace - to stay connected / reach out to potential supporters. Wikipedia - editing articles of films, events, and organizations that we are closely linked to in order to mention our affiliation with them. I get lots of email requests like this and can't answer all them or blog either. Every now and then I like to share these queries and see what you, dear readers, think.

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22 Must-Read Updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Niche Networks and Early Adoption (Instagram, Tumblr, Ning, Change.org, Care2, Wiser Earth, BlackPlanet, Quepasa, New Myspace): 5-10 Hours Weekly. The Facebook Community Pages that were created by automating content from Wikipedia have been mostly removed from Facebook Search. On the day that I submitted the final manuscript of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits to McGraw-Hill, Facebook launched Timeline for Pages.

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NpTech Tag Summary: Putting the U in YouTube, Some Cool Events, and Electronic Sheep Dreams

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jason Z at DIA bog writes about the launch of " Make It Your Own: Case Foundation's Experiment in Citizen-Centric Philanthropy " which includes both MySpace and Facebook. Danah Boyd has posted a provocative essay on the class divisions she sees in users of MySpace vs Facebook.

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60 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A handy little tool when designing a YouTube channel, Twitter profile, MySpace page, blog, etc. A search engine that “knows millions of things” about people, places, and history, Qwiki takes the information from your Wikipedia Page and converts it into a more visual format complete with audio, video, digital photography, and the ability to “Improve This Qwiki.”

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Social Networks – The last post from Yearly Kos

See3

wikipedia b. Meet people where they are, don’t make MySpace people come to Facebook or try to create groups that cross network platforms. Greenpeace has 65,000 friends in MySpace. Getting friends is not a communications strategy — MySpace isn’t a web page it’s a network.

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Live Blogging ONG Web 2.0 Conference in Romania sponsored by the Soros Foundation in Bucharest

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Social Networks: Facebook, Myspace, and many more. He told the story of the founding of wikipedia and the meaning of the Hawaiin word - quickly, quickly. He talked about the growth of wikipedia. I am here in Romania for a conference hosted by the Soros Foundation as part of their pilot advocacy through blogging program.

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Who's Knocking at My Firewall Door? Simple Security for the Nonprofit IT Professional

NTEN

According to Wikipedia, clickjacking is " a malicious technique of tricking Web users into revealing confidential information or taking control of their computer while clicking on seemingly innocuous Web pages. Bruce M. Wolfe , Marin Institute. Security is always changing and evolving.

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NpTech Summary: VTvigils Online, Netsquared Announces 21 Featured Projects, and Happiness Hacking

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There is much much commentary and grieving taking place online as well as a memorial in SecondLife , and an article in Wikipedia. From Ruby Sinreich at Lotus Media comes a pointer to the Findhabeas.com campaign on myspace and possibly other places. VTVigils VT Vigils VTvigils.org is a project of a diverse group of national campaigns and organizations not affiliated with Virginia Tech.

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2.0 Culture Wars: Luddites and 2.0topians

Museum 2.0

was coined in 2005 and has a Wikipedia page and several bloggers, conferences, and active debates surrounding it. They don't call a friend to share news; they blog, twitter, facebook, and myspace it. While there are some sites, like YouTube, Wikipedia, and Flickr, that are fairly easy to understand, there are hundreds of others with no clear differentiated value. I've been doing some reading recently about 2.0 on the library side of the fence.

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Why Are So Many Participatory Experiences Focused on Teens?

Museum 2.0

As researcher Danah Boyd has pointed out, teens spend time on Facebook, MySpace, and other social networks because that's where their friends are. Users active in online social environments based on social objects like Flickr (photography), Ravelry (knitting), and Wikipedia (information) often trend older. 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.

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Social Architecture Part 2: Hierarchy, Taxonomy, Ideology (and Comics)

Museum 2.0

side, consider these different major venues: A little explanation: Wikipedia is mostly about content. The value of that content is strongly impacted by the number of active users (social benefit), and there is some collective action around the development of wikipedia articles. MySpace is mostly about personal identity within networks.

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Spam 2.0 | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Today, the term has become so common, it ranks as the second disambiguation on Wikipedia and is estimated to cost Americans more than $13 billion per year ( That’s enough to fund the state of Utah). While MySpace is inundated with it, largely as a result of the openness of their platform, Facebook has largely remained immune.

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Just Looking? Lurkers, Judges, and Contributors

Museum 2.0

sites that revolve around content, like YouTube, Wikipedia, and Flickr, behave this way. There are other sites, like Delicious and MySpace, that center around a more core personal experience (your tags, your site), and so require a minimum level of individual “contributing” to start getting value from the site. Today, personal ads from three kinds of museum users. This weekend, I was working on this article about encouraging civic discourse in museums through 2.0

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NpTech Tag: People Behind Tags, NpTech Timeline, Twitter, and More Widgets

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The two top posts of the week were about Twitter and MySpace, both Web2.0 The other big story in Kikono was Best Practices in MySpace pointed to by Solidariti blog. These stories are summarized and aggregated with some previous articles, posts, and resources about Nonprofits and MySpace here. A quick trip through nonprofit profiles in MySpace, one sees two different aesthetics - ugly and beautiful. Gavin's NpTech Timeline in SlideShare. It's The People Behind The Tags!

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Guest Friday: Jessica Harden's Notes from AAM

Museum 2.0

Most of the things that I know about Wikipedia are from watching The Colbert Report. So, I got an iPod, subscribed to a number of podcasts, and got a mySpace page at the insistence of a few friends that seemed unable to communicate in any other way. Since I'm living at the Spy Museum right now in the run-up to the opening of Operation Spy, I asked Museum 2.0 reader--and now contributor!--Jessica Jessica Harden to hunt down all things 2.0 at AAM and give us a report. Enjoy!

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