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!

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.

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.

Social network updates a friend to charities

AFP Blog

Social network updates a friend to charities: "Got a tweet to spare? Tags: NPWeb2.0 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

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.

Mobile Social Networking Usage Soars [STATS]

AFP Blog

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.". Tags: NPSocialMedia NPtech NPMobile

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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.

Micropayments: Where Charity and Social Networks Meet - BusinessWeek

AFP Blog

Micropayments: Where Charity and Social Networks Meet - BusinessWeek: "Micropayments for microbloggers—it sounds like a no-brainer. In a community based on real-time content, social causes, and brand awareness, users will want to execute real-time transactions with the same enthusiasm with which they tweet about their favorite daily activities.". Tags: NPMicrocredit NPMIcrofinance

The Long Tail of Social Networks « CauseWired

AFP Blog

Tom Watson's blogThe Long Tail of Social Networks « CauseWired: "The Long Tail of Social NetworksJanuary 20, 2008 · No CommentsI’ve been quiet here for a very good reason: I’ve been writing! But I wanted to point out a recent post over at GigaOM that shows the long history of online social networks. Tags: NPtech NPSocialNetwork Found via Twitter.

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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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. The above visual is a social network. Each dot represents a person or in network jargon, a node.

Exec Briefing on Social Networking for Businesses and Associations

SocialFish

Executive Briefing: Social Networking for Businesses and Associations View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. tags: social network social networking ) Here's the printable version.

Social Networking and #AIDS2010

Influence

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].

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

One of the Web's First Social Networkers - BusinessWeek

AFP Blog

Thanks to Tom Watson for the Heads upOne of the Web's First Social Networkers - BusinessWeek: "One of the Web's First Social NetworkersBeth Kanter has been tapping into the Internet to raise funds for her Cambodian charity, the Sharing Foundation, for more than a decade". Tags: NPWeb2.0

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. 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?

Reasons Why Some Social Networks Fail

SocialFish

Just read this fantastic pos t over at AriWriter from guest poster Ethan Yarbrough, who explains how as a social media expert he wants to be asked not only how many social networks he has managed, but how many have succeeded or failed. Read the details of the two networks he built that did not work and why. "In My bold] Building community using social networks, whether white label or on public sites like CollectiveX , is not an easy task.

Let’s Continue the Conversation - Fundraising in Online Social Networks

FI Space

Here is my presentation from the session “No Country for Old Media: Fundraising in Online Social Networks&#. Social Media Fundraising In Online Networks. Tags: Info Tech Social Software 09NTC fundraising Holly Ross NTC NTEN Social Networks SXSW Hey All, Just wanting to continue the conversation from the NTC09 conference. Leave me some comments. View more presentations from dneff22.

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. Tags: Mindfulness Networks Online Community Photo by Beth Kanter.

Options for creating organizational social networks

Idealware

After you've gone through the strategic planning, and made sure that, indeed, building your own social network is exactly what you want to do (instead of building on networks already there, which, I think is what should be done 80% of the time), how do you go about doing it? The community and data is not your own, and there is some evidence that they might be using that data in social networks on their platform in ways that they shouldn't be.

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?

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Firstgiving Opens Social Networking Site to World of Online Philanthropy

AFP Blog

PRESS RELEASEFirstgiving Opens Social Networking Site to World of Online Philanthropy: "SOMERVILLE, Mass., 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Firstgiving, a leader in providing Web-based fundraising services for individuals and charities, today announced the release of its new application for Facebook, one of the largest and fastest growing online social networking sites. Tags: NPtech

Severe case of social network envy

SocialFish

So I'm sitting here at the technology conference, listening to Sterling Raphael of NFi Studios describe the made-to-order social network they set up for ACTE, the Association of Corporate Travel Executives. Their network is fully integrated into their iMiS member database, and they have a bunch of Facebook-style features for "friending" other members, creating groups, etc. I am seething with social network envy - I WISH I could implement something like this for my members.

Inside the Non Profit Social Networking Survey

FI Space

A few weeks ago, I received a link to “ NonProfit Social Network Survey &# - an effort focused on analyzing how nonprofits are using social media and networking tools to connect with their supporters and raise money. while house social networks have been generating $10,000 or more over the last year. JP: The very high level of commitment by nonprofits to Facebook and building their own house social networks.

Build Your Own Social Network : Elgg

Beaconfire Wire

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.

AFP > Resource Center | Resource tools > Tapping Into Social Networks—Raise Funds, Build Community

AFP Blog

This link provides easier access to the underlying stories.AFP > Resource Center | Resource tools > Tapping Into Social Networks—Raise Funds, Build Community: "Tapping Into Social Networks—Raise Funds, Build Community(March 9, 2009) This week AFP featured social networking/web 2.0 Tags: NPWeb2.0

Saratoga County nonprofits find funds through social networking sites - The Saratogian News: Serving the Saratoga Springs, N.Y. region (Saratogian.com)

AFP Blog

Saratoga County nonprofits find funds through social networking sites - The Saratogian News: Serving the Saratoga Springs, N.Y. region (Saratogian.com): "Nonprofit organizations are no exception to the growing use of social networking in the workplace.The Saratoga Hospital Foundation, for example, started a hospital-wide Twitter feed in February and just joined Facebook.". Tags: NPSocialMedia NPtech NPSocialNetwork

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What Are the Challenges to Social Network Fundraising? | eJewish Philanthropy: The Jewish Philanthropy Blog

AFP Blog

What Are the Challenges to Social Network Fundraising? eJewish Philanthropy: The Jewish Philanthropy Blog: "roving that social media can be used to raise significant funds for nonprofits is “the brass ring” that every nonprofit utilizing social media wants to reach. There are a number of challenges to overcome before social network fundraising is as easy (. Tags: NPSocialMedia NPtech

AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > Contagious Causes: Is Social Networking the Next Big Thing?

AFP Blog

AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > Contagious Causes: Is Social Networking the Next Big Thing?: Contagious Causes: Is Social Networking the Next Big Thing?(June June 2, 2008) Social networking presents tremendous opportunities for charitable fundraising, but much of its potential remains yet to be. Tags: NPWeb2.0 This article appeared first in the AFP Ewire. The article is written by John Skendall.

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].

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

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.

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

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. The visual above is a social network. Each dot represents a person or in network jargon, a node.

How non-profits are using social networking to raise money and awareness -- chicagotribune.com

AFP Blog

How non-profits are using social networking to raise money and awareness -- chicagotribune.com: "Online social networks used to be just gathering places for friends and long-lost acquaintances. Tags: NPWeb2.0 Then the marketers arrived, followed by politicians and job recruiters, all looking to tap into a growing mass of young people who are spending much of their time on the Web. Now, non-profit organizations. NPtech

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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GuideStar - News - Articles - Is Your Organization Ready for On-line Social Networking?

AFP Blog

GuideStar - News - Articles - Is Your Organization Ready for On-line Social Networking?: "Is Is Your Organization Ready for On-line Social Networking?Now Tags: NPWeb2.0 Now that user-generated content—blogs, video, discussion groups, chats, and so forth—is the norm and users expect their Web experience to provide interactivity in addition to information, many nonprofits are faced with deciding when and how to use. NPtech NPSocialNetwork

Social Networks in Small Places

NTEN

In just a few weeks, I'm heading to Colorado to chat with a group of nonprofits about using social media in their work -- but not in Denver. In chatting with my hosts at the Colorado Nonprofit Association, they made it clear that the nonprofits I would be talking with work on a different scale, and I would need to address how nonprofits that work in small towns and rural spaces can use social media. Transportation is an issue and social media helps overcome that.

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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.

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.

Tweaking email settings in popular social networks

SocialFish

Now, I consider myself to be pretty clued-in on all this stuff, but I found these really helpful as a reminder that as a default, these networks are set up to send you lots of unnecessary stuff. A good example is Facebook - if you log in to Facebook relatively frequently, say weekly, then you really don't need an email in your inbox every time someone tags you in a photo or posts a note or whatever - you'll see all of your updates every time you log in. Tags: tips

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.

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. To take my learning deeper on social network analysis and mapping techniques and how they can be applied them to a social media strategy, I took a workshop with Marc Smith.