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Social Networking Communities Are Migrant Communities

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social networking communities are migrant communities. Social media skeptics often say that it’s a waste of time to utilize social networking sites because they are here today, and then gone tomorrow. Social networking communities are migrant communities. Social media in many ways is a numbers game. 4) The nonprofit community needs to understand how race , class , and age play out on social media and be sensitive to it.

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Video Fridays #7…Social Networking

NCE Social Media

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!

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Using Social Networks to Recruit Employees

NetWits

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.

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Social Network Sites Dominate Web Visitor Results

NCE Social Media

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.

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Social Networks vs. Real Life Networks

Wild Apricot

There is no end to the challenges of social media for nonprofits. Which social media tools are best? Tags: Non-profit technology nptech online community Google Non-profit Communications research How can we keep our personal and professional lives separate online? How can we identify the "influencers"? Here, Paul Adams, Senior User Experience Researcher at Google, shares his team's insights into how people actually connect and behave online.( read more ).

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Free Popcorn: a Case Study in Social Networking

Wild Apricot

I just received a real-world lesson in social networking done right — and a free bag of popcorn — thanks to Love Your City, a community outreach program by churches across Canada. What does this have to do with using social media to recruit new members to your non-profit? Tags: Non-profit technology General non-profit interest nptech online community Social networking case studies Non-profit Communications membership websites social media

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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.

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Social Networking and #AIDS2010

Forum One

What I've seen thus far on the social networking scene has been interesting, and hopefully as this week progresses, we’ll see more initiatives cropping up: @ UNAIDS says: If you're tweeting from #AIDS2010 join this Google group for tweeps at the conference: [link]. Tags: Influence Social Media 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.

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Speaking of open social networks …

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Speaking of open social networks … August 14, 2008 I just joined identi.ca. Like all social networks, they are only as usable as people in your social graph use it, and it’s pretty sparse for me right now. 1 trackback } Recent Links Tagged With "portability" - JabberTags 01.03.09

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Transcript: Promoting Causes on Online Social Networks

Robert Weiner

As I mentioned last week , the Chronicle of Philanthropy held a live online discussion about how nonprofits can use social networks to promote their organizations. On the panel, was Danielle Brigida, social-media-outreach coordinator at the National Wildlife Federation; marketing and communications consultant Nancy E. Tags: TechSoup

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Can Social Network Analysis Improve Your Social Media Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Networked Nonprofit: Care2 Webinar. Join Allison Fine and me on June 21st at 1-2 PM PST/4-5 PM EST for the launch of The Networked Nonprofit published by Jossey-Bass. Yesterday, Allison Fine and I, along with colleagues Danielle Bridiga and Marc Sirkin gave a Care 2 Webinar on the Networked Nonprofit. One of the topics was “How to understand social networks through social network analysis and mapping techniques.&# I thought I’d expand on it here.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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Put the “Social” in NTEN’s Social Network Strategy

NTEN

As part of this, we’re looking to re-vamp our Social Network Strategy. As the NTEN community, you ARE the “social” in our Social Network Strategy, which is why we’ve decided to turn to you for feedback and input. Following this step, we’ll take a look at our organization's strategic plan and how our new Social Network Strategy can better align with the larger strategic plan. flickr: birgerking.

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Finding Balance: Our Relationship with Technology and Social Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Even though I was “offline,&# I couldn’t completely escape reminders of how social networks have become a part of our lives. I also noticed this link shared by my business partner, Geoff Livingston about the implications of consumers spending more time on Facebook than Google. Geoff wrote a must-read follow up post talking about how communicators must not forget the importance of community building on social networks. Photo by Beth Kanter.

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Build Your Own Social Network : Elgg

Allegiance Group

Last week, it was brought to my attention that Elgg–an open source Social Networking Platform–was holding a conference on Social Media for Education, and a more specific conference on Elgg. I know and understand the needs of Education that the promise of Social Media can bring. The purpose of Elgg was to allow people use the basics of a social networking platform and extend it to do other things.

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Thoughts on The Social Network (and Why We Need to Pay Attention)

NTEN

Mark Zuckerberg Never Dresses Appropriately for the Weather might be a more accurate title for The Social Network. The Social Network as a title lets us assume the movie is about Facebook, which it isn’t. The truthiness parts of the film are designed to make us feel things that are less obvious -- like the way Mark Zuckerberg was fictionalized in The Social Network. Maybe the makers of The Social Network just don’t get Facebook. .

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Transcript: Promoting Causes on Online Social Networks

Tech Soup Blog

As I mentioned last week , the Chronicle of Philanthropy held a live online discussion about how nonprofits can use social networks to promote their organizations. On the panel, was Danielle Brigida, social-media-outreach coordinator at the National Wildlife Federation; marketing and communications consultant Nancy E. Tags: Social Networking Web 2.0

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Which Social Networking Analysis Term Best Describes Virgin America?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been in Washington, DC for the Network Effectiveness and Social Media Strategy Map working session for Packard Foundation Grantees convened by Monitor Institute. This is a post to help me identify what I don't know about social network analysis and mapping tools with the hope that you'll fill in the gaps in the comments. The visual above is a social network. Each dot represents a person or in network jargon, a node.

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Live Discussion Promoting Causes on Social Networks on June 2

Robert Weiner

Here are the details: What: Promoting Causes on Online Social Networks. Tags: TechSoup The Chronicle of Philanthropy is holding another in its series of free online discussions on Tuesday, June 2 (tomorrow). When: Tuesday, June 2, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern. Cost: Free. Where: Online. Questions are submitted via keyboard, and answers come the same way. The discussion will be archived, so even if you can’t attend, you can at least read the transcript. Register at: [link].

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Lame spams of the day: confirmation from [insert social network name]

Robert Weiner

In the past 2 days I've received spams in the form of confirmations from MySpace, Habbo, Tagged, and Foursquare. Sender: Tagged (Tagged@taggedmail.com). Is it a trend or just me? They don't look related, but it's an odd coincidence. Here they are: 1) Subject: Please confirm your Myspace account cancellation. Sender: Myspace (noreply@message.sease.com). Text: You're… leaving us?

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Transcript: Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes

Robert Weiner

If you missed The Chronicle of Philanthropy's June 23 online discussion Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes , the transcript is now available. The discussion featured: Danielle Brigida , the social-media outreach coordinator at the National Wildlife Federation, in Washington, DC where she manages the organization's voice on online networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Care2, Change.org, Digg, and StumbleUpon. Tags: TechSoup

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Use Niche Social Networks to Spread Your Message

NTEN

Is your organization using niche networks as part of its social media strategy? What is a niche social network? . A niche social network is an online community drawn together by a shared location, demographic, or interest -- or combination of the three. Examples of niche social networks include: . WiserEarth itself would be an issues based social network but we also have plenty of place based sub-groups. .

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Facebook for Nonprofit Beginners: Learn the Basics of this Online Social Networking Tool

Tech Soup Blog

Many people view online social networking tools, such as Facebook , LinkedIn , and Myspace as time-draining distractions. Facebook also has the benefit of having your installed audience, your network of friends at your fingertips, so you can easily announce new activities, campaigns, and events to your self-selected constituency of like-minded individuals and groups, without having to email a large group of people and risking the effects of a spam filter's black hole.

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What You Need to Know About Nonprofit Social Network Use

NTEN

Remember those halcyon days of yore when the phrase "social networking" was suffused with golden light? If your organization isn't measuring the results of its social media initiatives, you may be wasting time and effort. And, if that's not enough for you, we'll be going into greater depth with our 4-part series, " The State of Social Networking in the Nonprofit Sector 2010 " When : Wednesday, May 12th, 11:00 am Pacific / 2:00 pm Eastern Cost: Free!

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Transcript: Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes

Tech Soup Blog

If you missed The Chronicle of Philanthropy's June 23 online discussion Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes , the transcript is now available. The discussion featured: Danielle Brigida , the social-media outreach coordinator at the National Wildlife Federation, in Washington, DC where she manages the organization's voice on online networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Care2, Change.org, Digg, and StumbleUpon.

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Social Networking Inside and Out

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" I used the technique two years ago for a presentation at the first netsquared conference called " I Tag the Hand that Feeds Me " or what I should retitle "Meet Sally." There was a great question about social networking and representing one's organization posted on the Social Networking Affinity Group at NTEN by K.E: I found this slideshow Via Stephen Downes.

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Nonprofit Social Media Smarts: Internal or External Social Networking Tools?

NTEN

Nonprofit organizations are increasingly adopting social networking tools to create a sense of community among members and donors. According to a recent poll by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, two-thirds of nonprofits are using social media, and 39% of respondents said they feel these tools are important for reaching the greatest number of donors. Once your organization recognizes the benefits of creating an internal social network, ASI partner GoLightly, Inc.

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United Way Social Networking Spring Fever

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Tveskov from the United Way of America letting me know that UWA has caught social networking spring fever! Tags: listening socialnetworks wearemedia Lynn M. Tveskov ( Photo from Lynn ) Manager, Community Impact Leadership United Way of America. March comes in like a lion and goes out like lamb, especially true in New England. This morning I got an email from Lynn M.

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Live Discussion Promoting Causes on Social Networks on June 2

Tech Soup Blog

Here are the details: What: Promoting Causes on Online Social Networks. Tags: Marketing Online Activism Online Recruitment Running Your Organization Social Networking Using the Web and Internet Web 2.0 The Chronicle of Philanthropy is holding another in its series of free online discussions on Tuesday, June 2 (tomorrow). When: Tuesday, June 2, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern. Cost: Free. Where: Online. Questions are submitted via keyboard, and answers come the same way.

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Last Day to Take the 2010 Nonprofit Social Networking Survey

NTEN

annual Nonprofit Social Networking Survey after today. you use social networks as part of your work, we hope you'll tell us about it. The Nonprofit Social Network Survey is a joint project of NTEN, Common. Tags: NPTech NTEN We'll be closing the 2nd. You can find the report from the first survey here.). After all, Friday's a. good day for a 10-minute break. And you'll be entered to win an Amazon Kindle. > > Take the. Survey !

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Can Social Network Analysis Help You Improve Your Social Media Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

2009 - Connected Action - Marc Smith - Social Media Network Analysis View more presentations from Marc Smith. In our book, The Networked Nonprofit , co-authored with Allison Fine, we provide an overview of mapping your social network in Twitter and other sites using some of the social network analysis tools available. . Or, a guide to before/after maps so you could see how visualizing your network helped you improve strategy.

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Study Provides A Baseline for Nonprofit Use of Social Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

During the NTC, ThePort Network, Inc , NTEN , and Common Knowledge released results of a survey that examines the use of social networking as a marketing and fundraising tool. The survey polled 978 nonprofit professionals about their organizations’ use of commercial social networking sites (e.g. Facebook), as well as their own hosted social networking communities. Where do branded social networks like Ning sites fall?

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NpTech Tag Summary: Scarcity Thinking, Social Network Fragmentation?, and Engagement Strategies

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When I saw the title of this post, " I'm Engaged ," I thought he was talking about the report that The Network Centric Advocacy Blog mentions as a must-read for advocacy and communication staff called Activation Point. Social Network Fragmentation. Social network fragmentation? Social networking burnout? Will this lead to niche social networks that are more relevant to people's interests? Flickr photo from handsome monkey.

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NpTech Tag: Change.org To Launch White-Label Social Network for Nonprofits, GeekToys that Give Geekbumps, and Blog Readability

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Social Networking for Social Change According to TechCrunch , Change.org, a social networking site that links volunteers to causes and voters to politicians will launch a new white-label social network for non-profits. Rolling your own social network wrapped with your organization's branding, data, and integrated into an organizational site will provide more control. So, I have no idea why this page was tagged with NpTech.

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July 21: How Can You Measure the Value of Social Networking?

Robert Weiner

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is holding another in its series of free online discussions on social networking. This time their guest will be social media guru Beth Kanter (you may know Beth from her eponymous Beth's Blog — and if you don't, you should). . How Charities Can Figure Out How Much Time and Money to Invest in Social Networking. Tags: TechSoup

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Social Networking: At SXSW, We’ll Teach You How to Find Balance

Allegiance Group

While social media presents a valuable toolset for you and your organization to stay connected with a far-flung network of friends, family, supporters, members, and advocates, you must find a way to center yourself before you become overwhelmed. It’s no longer just a question of work/life balance — this has become work/life/social network balance. Tags: Events Social Networks It starts innocently enough. A blog post here or there.

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July 21: How Can You Measure the Value of Social Networking?

Tech Soup Blog

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is holding another in its series of free online discussions on social networking. This time their guest will be social media guru Beth Kanter (you may know Beth from her eponymous Beth's Blog — and if you don't, you should). . How Charities Can Figure Out How Much Time and Money to Invest in Social Networking. Tags: Social Networking Web 2.0

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Does Your Org Have a Social Network? Tell Us About It.

NTEN

Flickr Photo: Luc Legay You use social networks at work, right? In fact, we want you to tell us all about it in a survey about social network use by nonprofits that we're running with Common Knowledge and ThePort. > The Nonprofit Social Network Survey is a joint project of NTEN, Common Knowledge and ThePort. > Tags: NPTech NTEN theport social media common knowledge social networking

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My Social Network, circa 1987

Rebooting Charity

But I mention this, not for old times’ sake, but because I recall what it was like to run a campaign (as I subsequently did for Oxfam) without the tools that are now available to us - to blog, to tag, to video, and so on. But we still networked. Can we reconnect the network… via the internet… which is, after all, the same old network of people I was recently drawn to this interesting graphic posted to Flickr by NMK’s Ian Delaney.

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Funny Social Networking Software Connections.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Technorati Tags: GiGisLike many of my colleagues, I'm gearing up for blogher ! I'm going on an extended trip (10 days) which kicks off with the blogher conference and ends with NCDD conference - with lots inbetween. At the NCDD Conference, I'm working with Loretta Donovan and Chris Heuer on a BrainJam. What's cool is that the BrainJam uses a World Cafe model and the other day I learned that Juanita Brown , the co-originator of the World Cafe will be in the room!