Anti-Social Network

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There is now an anti-social media network that uses social media to allow you to avoid people you know. But is it so bad that you use social media to do it? Well, it’s come to this. Hell is Other People is an interesting project that uses Foursquare to locate your friends and then gives you paths to avoid running into them if you have to go near their locations. Here’s a video about the project: What are your thoughts?

Mastering Social Networking as a Volunteer

Amy Sample Ward

The session focused on using core social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to raise awareness and inspire others as a volunteer. For many organizations, we provide guidance or goals for using social channels to our staff, but this session was for the volunteers who want to make a difference from outside of the organization. What you want to be doing with your voice and story via social media will shape the tools and content.

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2011 Non-profit Social Networking Survey


I just got an email from Holly Ross, the Executive Director of the Non-profit Technology Network – better known as NTEN. There’s always great information in the newsletter, but this time around I’m particularly excited because the focus is social networking for non-profits (something that, if you read this blog regularly, you know I’m very passionate about) and the 2011 Social Networking Survey.

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Women Rule Social Networks


Did you know that women also dominate social networks? According to a Pew study, in 2008 women comprised 53% of social networking site users. Over the past two years, women have increased their social networking usage and now comprise 56% of the social networking consumer base. Men’s social networking user base has dropped to 47%. The study said that Linkedin is the only social networking site where men dominate.

A Preliminary Theology of Social Networks

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A Preliminary Theology of Social Networks : As people like Beth Kanter and Allison Fine made clear in their book, The Networked Nonprofit, networks are the new form of organizational structure in the 21st-century. Actually, Jessica Lipnack and Jeffrey Stamps predicted in 1994 in The Age of the Network that networks would be the signature form of organizations in this century and I wrote about network organizations for the Jewish community in 2001 in Network Judaism).

Open Social Networks

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Open Social Networks November 5, 2007 As I’ve mentioned before, there has been a lot of thought and interest in the issue of opening up social networks, outside of what has been, until last week, totally closed silos. I linked to a great thought piece a while back on opening up the social graph (that is, your network of friends.)

Understanding, Valuing Your Social Networks - TheNonProfitTimes

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Understanding, Valuing Your Social Networks - TheNonProfitTimes : People who grew up on computers (and all that implies) do things easily, almost unconsciously. So it is with organizations using the Internet and social media to fulfill mission. Those who had already reached their majority (or more) by the Internet age often find themselves adapting and coping (as well as cursing and raging) as they go along.

Home | Nonprofit Social Network Survey

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Home | Nonprofit Social Network Survey: "Survey ReportNonprofit Social Network SurveyNonprofits Are Embracing Social Networks:Industry Survey Reveals 74.2% of Nonprofits Have a Presence on Facebook

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The social network commitment

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Getting involved in a social network, whether it be something like Facebook or Myspace, or a content-connected social network like flickr or delicious (I’m starting to get used to writing that without the dots,) is pretty easy. What I have learned, though, is that a social network is only as good as something that you have absolutely no control over: how many of your real friends and colleagues use it. LinkedIN : The professional, serious, network.

How Diverse are Social Networks?


traffic it’s social networks networks like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter that dominate, according to Quantcast, one of the biggest analytics companies for measuring websites. Women dominate on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. The most diverse social network is YouTube. Social Networking Trends Web 2.0Out of the top five websites ranked by U.S.

Social Network Management Systems?

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Social Network Management Systems? They allow you to create stand-alone social networks. Elgg, a LAMP(hp) project, started it’s life as a learning platform with social network features, but has transmorgrified into a social network platform with learning features.

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The Other Social Networks - Association Bisnow (DC)

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The Other Social Networks - Association Bisnow (DC) : So, you finally figured out Twitter and Facebook. Now, what the heck are is Pinterest? Or Instagram? Google Plus? We break it down and give you some examples of how associations and non-profits are experimenting with them

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Social Networks and Digital Sharecropping

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Social Networks and Digital Sharecropping October 1, 2007 I was reading Deborah Finn’s curmugeonly post about Facebook. I have been having curmudgeonly thoughts about social networks in general. Time suck: Social networks are a time suck. There is no question that the social networking space is evolving.

Social Networks Grade Google Project - Search Engine Watch (#SEW)

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Social Networks Grade Google Project - Search Engine Watch (#SEW

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Start a Fire in Your Social Network


Start a fire in your social network…okay, not a literal fire. We all know launching a private social network is much easier than developing an actual community of participants who are connected, active and engaged. Just conducted a fun webinar last week for the nice peeps at Higher Logic, on engagement in your online community. Here are the slides for your viewing pleasure.

Video Fridays #7…Social Networking

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This video is short explanation of social networking websites and why they are popular. Tags: Education and Training Video networking social I’ve added a short video for today’s installment of the Video Friday series. Something simple to cleanse the palate. Something simple to cleanse the palate. Enjoy!

The History of Social Networking | Fast Company

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The History of Social Networking | Fast Company: "n case you hadn't heard, social networking is big. As with everything, social networking has a history Sites like Facebook and Twitter dominate the tech news sites with every move they make getting attention. How much are they worth? Who's using them now? What changes are coming?

Using Social Networks to Recruit Employees


One creative solution is social networking. Social networking technology” is the term used to describe websites that allow members to use their personal and business relationships for networking, hiring, and obtaining references. At Blackbaud, we have turned to sites such as LinkedIn ®, MySpace ®, Facebook ™, and Spoke to build social networks designed to attract candidates that may not be actively looking for a job.

Are Nonprofits Raising Money Via Social Networks?


The 2011 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report provides some incredible data on how 11K+ nonprofits are using social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others. Are nonprofits raising any money on social networks? Facebook is the most popular commercial social network for nonprofits. Though it's assumed that Social Networks, besides MySpace, just keep growing, it's the amount of growth that may surprise you.

Thoughts on Social Networking

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Nonprofit association NTEN , consultants Common Knowledge and social networking software providers ThePort conducted a joint study of nonprofit organization and their use of and attitudes towards social networking tools. The survey asked about two types of social networking presences a nonprofit organization could have. Presence on Commercial Social Networks. Existence of a House Social Network.

Social Networking Strategies: The Limits of Cutting and Pasting

Amy Sample Ward

My latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review is up on the opinion blog – you can read the post and join the conversation on the SSIR blog or read the full post below. —– Google+, the social network launched by Google nearly 5 months ago, has recently opened up the platform to organizations and brands with a profile type akin to the options for individuals and Pages on Facebook.

Top 100 Socially Networked Cities in the U.S.

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Top 100 Socially Networked Cities in the U.S.

SXSW: Future of Social Networks

Amy Sample Ward

Social networks will be like air.&#. 3 things need to make social networks like air: Identity - who are you? pick your friends once - social networking fatigue. calendar, call, sms, facebook, twitter, address book = level of closeness of social data. social algorithm will make privacy and permissions easier to manage - context makes content privacy easier, commnity based privacy. most social ads require explicit action.

Shy Social Networking For Nonprofits

John Haydon

In this 90 second interview, Chris outlines several steps for how nonprofits can get started with social media, even if they’re as shy as Chris: Start with who you already know. Build your network before you need it. Tags: Be Human chris garrett social networking I had the opportunity to spend time with my friend, Chris Garrett, who I’ve know for a couple of years (We did a few webinars together for Techsoup). Chris is one of the shyest people I know.

How to Avoid Social Network Burnout

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From Web Worker DailyHow to Avoid Social Network Burnout: "It’s not trending on Twitter just yet, but I’ve noticed recently that a number of individuals I follow are taking breaks from it and other social networks. Some have announced their intentions; others have just gone quiet — and it seems that social network burnout is to blame.".

Social network updates a friend to charities

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Social network updates a friend to charities: "Got a tweet to spare? It could help the charity of your choice.A week ago, a record number of status updates on Twitter and Facebook using the phrase '#BeatCancer' helped raise $70,000 for four non-profit cancer organizations". NPtech NPTwitterFundraising

Social Network Sites Dominate Web Visitor Results

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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.&# Still, at more than 50% the majority of web visitors visit social network sites. Of the top 100 websites, 7 are social media sites.

Mobile Social Networking Usage Soars [STATS]

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Mobile Social Networking Usage Soars [STATS]: "Digital measurement firm comScore released a study today highlighting the rise in social media access via mobile phones and offering some comparison metrics for some of the biggest social networks and their usage on mobile devices.".

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2011 Nonprofit Social Networking Survey ?


NTEN, Common Knowledge and Blackbaud invite you to take part in a nonprofit survey about how nonprofits are using online social networks, and enter your name for a chance to win an Apple iPad. Please take just 10 minutes now to complete this 3 rd annual survey , and help us compile an updated snapshot of nonprofits and their use of social networks - commercial social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube, and organizational house (private label) social networks.

Monetizing My Social Network

Robert Weiner

Today I received spam from a site called Frens Zone that will allow me to make money off my social network. Social Media Web 2.0Last month I posted about how Facebook was making money by datamining my friends. I can. earn instant cash by just referring your friends. The more you referred, the more you earn. You are rewarded with valuable points whenever you post photos, videos, blogs, comments. You even earn points when other members view your profile.

10 tips for picking your social networking platform

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Guest blog alert: The following post is from Andy Streggles, chief operating officer and social strategist, for Convio technology partner , Higher Logic. In the past year an onslaught of social networking platforms have emerged targeting the association and nonprofit market, leading many associations to wonder which is best for them. Think of the wealth of information you have in your database that can be used for networking and community building.

Update on social network portability

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Update on social network portability January 8, 2008 Last week, I covered the Richard Scoble dust-up. This, of course, doesn’t mean that all of a sudden, everyone’s social graph and data will become portable, but it’s a very good sign that perhaps, after all, things are moving in that direction.

Creating a Social Networking Strategy (Part 1)


This is a follow-up to Creating a Social Networking Strategy (Part 0) that originally appeared on my Connections blog and also as a guest post on Beth Kanter's blog. One of the key takeaways from Part 0 is that once you stop just playing around with social media then you need to start putting together a strategy. The first place to start is a proven and solid framework for your strategy. That bad news is that most people don't like "strategery" stuff.

2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report [INFOGRAPHIC]


Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge just released the fourth annual 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. We learned a lot of things, but one prevailing theme stood out — despite limited budgets and staffing, nonprofits continue to find great value in their fast-growing social networks. The report is packed with insights into how nonprofits are leveraging social networks as part of their marketing, communications and fundraising strategies.

Ease your guilty conscience with GiveGab, a social network for volunteers | TechHive

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Ease your guilty conscience with GiveGab, a social network for volunteers | TechHive : GiveGab is an under-the-radar social network for volunteers that has been quietly partnering with colleges and nonprofits across the country over the last two years. Quietly is the key word: GiveGab has been focused on growing its network organically and without a lot of fuss.

How Should Charities Use Social Networks? -

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From the Chronicle Blog Give and TakeHow Should Charities Use Social Networks? "How Should Charities Use Social Networks?Is Is it wrong to use social-networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter to help promote your nonprofit group?A A debate on that topic is brewing among nonprofit experts, as some people express concern that marketers show a lack of respect for the purpose of

Who is on Social Networking Sites?

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The recent Pew Internet & American Life Project report, The Demographics of Social Media Users, had many of the trends and findings aren’t shocking but a couple were more or less dramatic than I expected. Emerging Trends Interactive Facebook Pew Internet & American Life Project Social Media Twitter

Arab Publics Turning to Social Networks to Express Political Views | Pew Research Center

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Arab Publics Turning to Social Networks to Express Political Views | Pew Research Center : Social networking has spread around the world with remarkable speed. These sites are also popular in many lower-income nations, where, once people have access to the internet, they tend to use it for social networking

Google could become a key social network for charities | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional

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Google could become a key social network for charities | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional : Google's social networking site Google could become a key tool for charities: the search engine recently rolled out new features in the US that may make charities rethink their approach to social networking.

Social Networking For Social Causes - WashBiz Blog

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Social Networking For Social Causes - WashBiz Blog: "Social Networking For Social CausesCan the world of Web 2.0 startups -- the jeans and t-shirts, the funky furniture, the social networking and viral marketing, the desire to make millions with the Next Great Idea -- transform the world of philanthropy?That's

Social networking, malaria and philanthropy partnership

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Social networking, malaria and philanthropy partnership: "Philanthropy just got easier and a lot more accessible to the public thanks to the social networking power of the Internet and a ground-breaking partnership between a young British entrepreneur, a global health think tank and an African medical research institute.Debuted April 20 to offer individuals a meaningful way to mark World Malaria

Social Network ROI Calculator Update


A couple of years ago I put together the "social network" calculator as a free resource to assess the opportunity cost of recruiting email subscribers and donors online. It was ahead of its time and may still need some tweaking, but the basic assumptions hold true - if you're paying staff to spend time on social networks and the end goal is list-growth or dollars, then this tool is for you. Online Fundraising Social Networking Trends Web 2.0

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Privacy and Security on Social Networks

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A colleague recently shared this video that pokes fun of the “always on, gotta share everything on social networks&# lifestyle for many people here in America. For the curriculum we’re developing for the E-Mediat project, a social media capacity project for NGOs in the Arab World, you can’t train NGOs on effective use of social media without addressing issues of privacy and security. How are protecting your privacy on social networks?