Is Quora Yet Another Social Network (YASN) or Something Different?

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Over the holidays, I finally visited Quora , a social learning site focused around asking and answering questions founded by an ex-Facebook employee. It does heavily rely on Twitter and Facebook for promotion, adding it to the increasing amount of social middleware platforms that are being developed. Prior to the holidays I ignored them because I just couldn’t stomach “yet another social network.” So, what made me go check it out? Flickr Photo by Lee Haywood.

LinkedIn Applications: I just added my blog and slideshare content! Wow!

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LinkedIn is a professional network for business and (and nonprofit professionals.) It is often described as an online social network for job seekers. There are many good reasons why nonprofit professionals use online professional networking sites liked LinkedIn. Earlier this week LinkedIn announced its applications platform that includes a small number of well-chosen apps that can enhance your professional networking profile. tags: app slideshare ).

Social Networks for Social Change: Ivan Boothe Knows What He Is Talking About!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Using Social Networks for Social Change: Facebook, MySpace and More View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. Ivan Boothe helped start the Genocide Intervention Network in 2004, and was responsible for communications, web development and social networking strategy. So he cautioned me that some of the information might not be entirely up to date that he shared on listserv including a pointer to his awesome slide show with audio.

The Social Life of PowerPoint Presentations (or why I really love SlideShare)

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On Tuesday, I facilitated an introductory workshop on how nonprofits can use social media in Boston at the nonprofit technology conference and yet another remix of the curriculum wiki , presentation , and game designed by David Wilcox. Which brings me to the reason why I love SlideShare. SlideShare is a social networking site that lets you share Powerpoint presentations. it has definitely improved my slide shows.

Guest Post by Rebecca Leaman: Social Media for Non-Profits: 26 Great Slideshare Presentations You Can Use

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Submitted by Rebecca Leaman, publisher of Get your sanity back , Wild Apricot's non-profit technology blog Great new presentations on social media are coming out almost daily, now that we're deep into conference season, and many are directed specifically to the needs of non-profits. If you've been thinking of launching or expanding your organization in social media, Slideshare is a good starting point for information and advice. Social Media for Social Good (Ian Schafer).

How To Think Like A Nonprofit Social Marketing Genius: What's Your Brilliant Thought?

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How To Think Like A Nonprofit Social Media Genius View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. Here are my slides from the Convio " Social Media for Social Good " for tomorrow. Convio asked me to prepare something for organizations that are just getting ready to embrace social media. However, I know there is a lot of expertise and knowledge about social media and nonprofit use out there. The more Weak ties/ the stronger the network.

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

Influence

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. We had a great discussion about how government agencies are using social media, and how the research community can support their efforts.

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

Influence

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. We had a great discussion about how government agencies are using social media, and how the research community can support their efforts.

Social Media for Nonprofits SF Conference Recap

Tech Soup Blog

Greg Ligon, our guest blogger for the Social Media for Nonprofits conference, is an online communications professional with experience in building a brand via online channels, social media communications, and website content development. Think Strategically About Your Social Media Presence. Chelsea left us with some helpful advice for social media and life: don’t strive for perfection; you have 30 or 40 chances to make a first impression.

Meetup Recap: Jen Burton from Causes on Fundraising and Online Communities

Tech Soup Blog

This post was authored by Matt Fairchild who is an online community manager experienced in growing social, mobile, and competitive gaming communities. You can see her full slide deck from the presentation on Slideshare here. Jen introduced Causes' Birthday Wish feature as the first example of how the Causes community can use social structures to create value. Jen put it more specifically, calling Causes "a network of distributed communities."

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

Influence

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. We had a great discussion about how government agencies are using social media, and how the research community can support their efforts.

A Simple 6 Step Plan for Creating a Facebook Page that Works

NetWits

Include links to your website and other social networks. Social media policy. Make sure to check out the full presentation slides. You can view them below or download them from SlideShare by clicking here (look for the download button right above the slides when you get to SlideShare). Social Media Colleges Facebook for Schools Independent Schools K12 nonprofit Private Schools social media Social Media for Schools Universities

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Influence

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. We had a great discussion about how government agencies are using social media, and how the research community can support their efforts.

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

Influence

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. We had a great discussion about how government agencies are using social media, and how the research community can support their efforts.

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

Influence

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. We had a great discussion about how government agencies are using social media, and how the research community can support their efforts.

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

Influence

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. We had a great discussion about how government agencies are using social media, and how the research community can support their efforts.

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

Influence

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. We had a great discussion about how government agencies are using social media, and how the research community can support their efforts.

The Perils of Popularity

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I like Rashmi's new slide show, especially the title. It helped me clarify some fuzzy thoughts about social networking, pattern analysis, and information overload. Rashmi illustrates how social networks have and are evolving over the past five years from the perspective of an information architect/interaction designer/cognitive psychologist. Rashmi called this "just a social graph" (or just a social network).

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27 Stats About How NGOs Worldwide Use Online Technology and Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The primary goal of the report is to set a baseline of benchmarks for success for NGOs worldwide in their use of web and email communications, online and mobile fundraising tools, and social and mobile media. Other social networks used by global NGOs are YouTube (55%), LinkedIn (51%), Google+ (28%), and WhatsApp (16%). 52% have used social media to report live. 30% of global NGOs assign the responsibility of social media management to a communications staff person.

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Association Social Media Best Practices

SocialFish

Last month, I presented at an Association Trends event about association social media. It was fun to talk about my favorite subject and especially fun to be part of a panel facilitated by Maddie Grant with association social media directors Susannah Murley (SEIA), Chad Davis (NAHB) and Curtis Midkiff (SHRM). Here are 10 association social media best practices I shared: Meet your members where they are. Yes, young people are using social media….but

NCVO and TAG Conference Presentations and Reflections

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NCVO View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. Right before Thanksgiving I ended up getting sick and have been behind in posting my conference slides and reflections. On November 24th, I got up at 5:00 AM to skype into the NCVO Information Conference , focused on how organizations can make best use of recent developments in social media to meet the changing needs and expectations of their audiences. tags: information socialmedia ).

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Facebook Connect: The Portable Social Graph

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This was just a glimpse of a portable social graph. It is being described as the next evolution of the Facebook platform that will allow the social activity that was happening inside of Facebook to be anywhere on the web. It can pull personal data about visitors from Facebook - and send back activity reports to their news feeds. It has been described by some as a " portable social graph." The term "social graph" may be unfamiliar.

Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch

Amy Sample Ward

There are a few ways to dive in: View the book as a slide show: on the website or on slideshare. Our contributors are from widely different fields – from social entrepreneurship to philanthropy, from deep tech space to community activism, from neuroscience to labor and economic history, from social network analysis to storytelling.

Getting Ready to Change the Web

Connection Cafe

guest posts from from Joe Solomon - Founder and Executive Director of Social Actions. The movement is being led by Social Actions' Change the Web Challenge - which is proudly sponsored by Convio. For those new to Change the Web , it's a contest launching on Feb 16th to encourage a new wave of web applications that help you find, share, and take actions on the websites, blogs, and social networks that we visit online everyday.

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Mapping Your Online/Offline Activism: Surfrider Foundation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He gave a presentation about how Surfrider Foundation is striving to make its grassroots network more effective. He touched on how they are using social networks/media in this effort. Chad did a video clip explaining the slide. (He He also said he'd upload his slides on slideshare.). Some takeaways related to network effectiveness and use of social media and technology: The most important metric they use for network effectiveness is " Coast Victories."

Recap: Community Organizing Tools from the Experts

NTEN

The presentation slides have been uploaded to Slideshare. For more information, view the entire presentation on Slideshare , and event Storify. As we all know, the nonprofit tech community is loaded with smart and thoughtful organizers who give their time and efforts to help the rest of us do the good work we do.

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Giving Good Poke: Using Social Apps and Social Media for Social Causes at GSP next week!

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I'm working on a brief presentation for next week at Graphing Social Patterns called " Giving Good Poke: Using Social Apps and Social Media for Social Causes." " So, I have been immersed in boiling down 50 days of socially-networked fundraising strategies and stories into a succinct and engaging presentation about the America's Giving Challenge. and use the same slides?"

Women Who Tech Telesummit: Tools Galore Panel

Amy Sample Ward

We provide a supportive network for the vibrant and thriving community of women in technology professions by giving women an open platform to share their talents, experiences, and insights. See the slide deck below and notes from the panelists: WomenWhoTech: Tools Galore. Network for Good : $29.95/month for up to 20,000 emails, and $2/thousand after. Social Networks & Twitter from Natalie Foster: Two Principles: 1.

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My First Intergenerational Social Media: Learning from Gen Z's and Value of Different Points of View

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Earlier this week, Leslie Poston invited me to participate on her podcast on Race and Social Media along with Shireen Mitchell , Liza Sabiter , and Rahsheen Porter. When I've do social media and nonprofit trainings, the audience consists of staff, board members, or volunteers from nonprofit organizations. So, remixed my slide deck to represent the different points of view. How can we use all this technology View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own.

Prioritizing Your Web Marketing Budget - What Slice of the Pie Should Social Media Get?

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Geoff Livingston live blogged the Network Solutions Solutions Stars Video Conference -- by a team of Internet marketing and social media rock stars.  The Social Opportunity. You Need Social Networks. One of the messages that came through from this group of experts is that social media can give you a lot of return for your investment.    Where does social media time/money fit within the overall web marketing budget? 

Keynote from My Charity Connects Conference at NetChange Week

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Join me on June 21st from 1-2 PM PST for the virtual launch of The Networked Nonprofit. Last week, I was in NYC to deliver a keynote with Allison Fine about our book, The Networked Nonprofit. My slides are above and my reflections are below. An Impressive Week-Long Learning and Networking Event for Nonprofits. NetChange Week is an impressive event that explores the intersection between social technology and social change started a year ago.

Connecting Up Conference: Stuart Jones - Fritz and Sauce Method for Dealing With Information Overload

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He then made a list of all the post ways people can communicate with us online - from social networking sites to Skype and others. I'm not sure if his slides are posted on SlideShare, but I used my Nokia n95 to get some photos here. I'm behind in posting my notes from my visit to Australia and the Connecting Up Conference. So, expect to see a flood of posts over the next weeks.

NpTech Tag Summary: 10 x 10 Ten NpTech Tagged Items About Social Media and Nonprofits That You Can Check Out in Ten Minutes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On a related note, see Allison Fine's Social Citizen's Report commissioned by the Case Foundation. Could a local social change site knock off Facebook for the social networking webby? Despite a DOS attack this week on SlideShare, a couple of nonprofit techies managed to upload slide shows. Check out Joe Solomon's slides about how to use social media to build relationships. Want to listen on Twitter? Use Tweetscan and type in key words.

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Six Ways To Put More Awesome In Your School’s Facebook Page

John Haydon

—————— With over 900 Million users Facebook is the top social media site on the planet. Include links to your website and other social networks. Social media policy. Make sure to check out the full presentation slides from our Social Media for Schools Series. You can view them below or download them from SlideShare by clicking here. Following is a guest post from my good friend Frank Barry of Blackbaud.

Is FB Causes interaction design is a one-night stand. no flirting, no romance, no love notes, no coffee?

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I wrote a thinking outloud post wondering " How do Social Networks incorporate the ladder of engagement? " ( cross posted on Facebook as a note ) Two ideas sparked this question: Priscilla Brice-Weller's thoughts on the Levels of Engagement and a slideshare show by Michael Weiksner, BJ Fogg, and Xing Xin Lui from a class at Stanford called " Creating Engaging Applications on Facebook." Flickr Photo from Lanier67. Some rights reserved.

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

Influence

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. We had a great discussion about how government agencies are using social media, and how the research community can support their efforts.

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » NTEN Does Web 2.0

See What's Out There

The first session I attended was specifically about social networking and led by Brian Reich of Echo Ditto, author of Media Rules! A good tip Brian mentioned was to deputize people to grow your network for you. This is something we have been working on at See3 – methods to build a network of influencers in the social networks who will carry your torch. You may find better success participating in a niche social network like Changents or Gather.

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

Influence

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. We had a great discussion about how government agencies are using social media, and how the research community can support their efforts.

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

Influence

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. We had a great discussion about how government agencies are using social media, and how the research community can support their efforts.

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

Influence

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. We had a great discussion about how government agencies are using social media, and how the research community can support their efforts.

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

Influence

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. We had a great discussion about how government agencies are using social media, and how the research community can support their efforts.

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

Influence

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. We had a great discussion about how government agencies are using social media, and how the research community can support their efforts.

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

Influence

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. We had a great discussion about how government agencies are using social media, and how the research community can support their efforts.