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Facebook’s shark-jump advertising moves

Doc Searls

I just looked up facebook advertising on Google News , and got these results: More  Facebook Ads  Are Coming, Your Friends Will Finally Hit Delete.

Facebook as a blogging platform

Euen Semple

Blogging is still one of the most useful and fun things you can do. still blog at The Obvious? Each time social networks die and we all move on my blog is still there. As people have moved into places like Facebook and Twitter the energy has moved away from blogging to some extent. It''s like the old days.

Facebook Brand Pages: How To Be Ready

Beth Kanter

Are you ready for possible new changes to Facebook Brand pages? Source: Mari Smith. Here they are: 1. link]. Tips Tools and Tactics

Two Opportunities for Nonprofits to Power their #GivingTuesday Campaigns — Facebook Ad Credits & #MyGivingStory

Beth Kanter

With support from Facebook, ActionSprout is helping nonprofits try out and use Facebook ads for free this holiday giving season.

What blogging was

David Weinberger

At a recent Fellows Hour at the Berkman Center the topic was something like “Whatever happened to blogging?,” ” with the aim of thinking about how Berkman can take better advantage of blogging as a platform for public discussion. They asked me to begin with some reflections on what blogging once was, because I am old.

Blogging angst

Euen Semple

My friend Dave Tebbutt is wondering whether to give up his blog or not. Many of us over the years go through periods of questioning why we blog and if it is worth it. For me the biggest reason to blog is personal. So in fact I am currently making an effort to blog more often. It’s like lobbing pebbles into ponds.

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement To Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change

Beth Kanter

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement to Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change – guest post by Meghan Keaney Anderson, Hubspot. Blog posts.

Our Three Young Children Blog … Here’s Why

Dan Pontefract

Why do we encourage (and ultimately allow) three young children who technically aren’t allowed to be on Facebook yet to publicly and openly blog?

The Soothing Effect of Blogging

Luis Suarez

It’s hard to believe, even for myself, how the last time I wrote a blog post over here was a bit over two months ago. Go figure. I doubt it.

How To Use Facebook Metrics To Give Your Audience the Content They Want Most

Beth Kanter

Here’s some tips on providing powerful content for your Facebook channel that you can improve with measurement. 1. Virility.

Message It: How to Make the Most of Your New Facebook Page

Beth Kanter

Ash Shepherd wrote a guest post earlier this week that offered fabulous templates and steps for developing the graphic images for your Facebook Page.

Reclaim Blogging – On Why Your Blog Still Is Your Best Personal Branding Social Tool

Luis Suarez

One of them is my Flickr account and the other one, of course, is my blog. This blog. Well, the answer, right now, as we stand, is No.

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Facebook provides more this-like-that instead of this-oh-that! (Or relevancy, interestingingness, and serendipity)

David Weinberger

Facebook has opted for relevancy. So, I understand how this new move makes for happier users and thus makes Facebook richer and safer.

Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills

Beth Kanter

[link]. Sense-making is an essential workplace skill along with several others. ”- Hal Varian, Google. What does that actually mean? ” 6.

A Dog Named Red Helps Best Friends Animal Society Get Results on Facebook

Beth Kanter

For several years now, nonprofits have been investing time, energy and money building Facebook pages and working to engage supporters on Facebook.

How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer

Beth Kanter

How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If  You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer  by Guest Post Ash Shepherd. Debra Askanase.

Reflections on Ten Years of Blogging

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Friedman’s words came to mind as I was reflecting on the evolution of blogging since I posted my first blog in May of 2005.

When Is One Million Fans on Facebook Worth More Than A Million Bucks?

Beth Kanter

the Humane Society of United States reached 1 million fans on its Facebook Page. Their CEO  shot a video and blogged about the milestone.

Is the New Facebook “People Talking About” Metric As Meaningless as Number of Likes?

Beth Kanter

Mari Smith pointed to this blog post from All Facebook explaining the metric and how it has been implemented in apps. Photo by lecercle.

Blogging is fragmenting into multi-platform content creation – long live blogging!

Ross Dawson

First , blogs are not waning. All the major blogging platforms are growing. Mini-blogs, which sit in-between the two. No longer.

Blogs in Education

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What is a Blog? blog is a personal website that contains content organized like a journal or a diary. Readers catch up with blogs by starting at the top and reading down until they encounter material they’re already read. Blogs are connected to each other to form what is commonly known as the ‘blogosphere’. Bortree, D.S.,

Making Facebook Groups Rock for Nonprofits – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau

Beth Kanter

Making Facebook Groups Rock – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau. No one person “owns” a Facebook group. Photo by Laughing Squid.

Facebook + WhatsApp means it’s time to double down on new investments

Doc Searls

Over on the ProjectVRM blog I make  a long-form case  for why  Facebook   buying   WhatsApp  for  $19 billion dollars in cash and stock  is a Good Thing. Stop right now and read Four Numbers That Explain Why Facebook Acquired WhatsApp , a post by Sequoia Capital , WhatsApp’s main VC. Meet space and meat space are now one.

Using Facebook Groups for Deeper Engagement with Audience or Your Peers

Beth Kanter

Facebook had recently revamped its Groups, and it seemed like the perfect place to take the conversation for a spin. In fact, it was great.

Seven Ways to Make Sure Your Blog Gets Noticed

Beth Kanter

Seven Ways to Make Sure Your Blog Gets Noticed, Guest Post By Elisa Batista, Donna Norton, and Monifa Bandele from Momsrising. Enjoy!

Applying Avinash Kaushik’s Best Social Metrics Framework for the New Facebook Insights Data

Beth Kanter

He also points to a Twitter analytics tool called “ Crowdbooster ” Facebook Insights:  Overview of Changes. Hurray!”).

The Evolution of My Complex Relationship with Blogging

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

From time to time, I like to reflect on my feelings about blogging, and then write about them in an entry in my blog.  I have not done so in a while, and it has now been just about six years since I started this blog, so I thought that it would be a good time to return to the subject. more interesting.  But it does not matter. 

Face Off for Facebook?

Martijn Linssen

Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Friday, 23 April 2010 Face Off for Facebook? Theres a lot of talk about Facebook.

New Facebook Brand Page for Beth’s Blog: With A Little Help from My Friends

Beth Kanter

Results”  that describes what people do on my Facebook page (I hope). So, what you do? You get a little help from your friends. Blogger.

Facebook now 0.1% less Orwellian

David Weinberger

We should be grateful that Facebook has renamed its Internet access service from Internet.org to Free Basics by Facebook. The idea is that if you’re in the developing world, you’ll get access to the “Internet” which is really access to Facebook and all that it permits. The post Facebook now 0.1%

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?

Luis Suarez

Is blogging dead for you folks as well? When was the last time you created a blog post? Blogging is not dead! Get used to it.

Two Very Incredible & Courageous Women

Dan Pontefract

Given her background, are you surprised to learn she is openly blogging at a site she calls, “ Heart Failure to Harvard ?” Story #1.

Egypt: Cairo, tens of thousands of people protesting

Martijn Linssen

Traditional media are very quiet about it, not to say silent. Coffin. Who cares? Capgeminis comma-splice: results over people? Klout. Coffin.

10 most popular blog posts on the living networks of 2012

Ross Dawson

Below are the most popular posts written this year on my blog. will share the list of all-time favorites another time. 1. WHAT TO TWEET.

In Honour of Ada Lovelace

Dan Pontefract

She was eight years old in September of 2011 and part of the reason for wanting a blog was due to starting a new school, in a new city.

Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

Organizations are creating Facebook fan pages, LinkedIn groups and so on with little understanding of their goals for doing so.  Many organizations have a Twitter account, a Facebook fan page, a LinkedIn page and perhaps other social media vehicles as well. Facebook Google Bookmarks blogmarks MySpace PDF StumbleUpon Twitter Yahoo!

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Comparing Facebook influence to Twitter's: #FBRATE

Martijn Linssen

Because I think the Internet bubble was small compared to the Facebook bubble. Big time. Spread the word - let the games begin! Coffin. Klout.

Facebook Groups: their own Trojan Horse

Martijn Linssen

Mark at #FB Now I dont think very highly of the Social aspect of Facebook, given the events over the last months. An awful lot, really. world!

More facebook

George Siemens

One of the best descriptions of facebook that I’ve seen (on a blog comment somewhere) was: CIA+McDonald’s=Facebook. This formula addresses the secret and intrusive aspect of Facebook…and draws attention to broad appeal and exceptional ease of use/access.

The rise of mini-blogging in 2011: Tumblr will continue to soar

Ross Dawson

Here are a few further thoughts on mini-blogs. Traditional blogs are too much work for most people, and Twitter is certainly not for everyone.