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Is Facebook a Narcissistic Walled Garden?

Dan Pontefract

left Facebook. ” No, I simply stopped using Facebook and I didn’t make a big deal about it. Ok, that’s for another day.

Detailed stats: Social networks dominate Internet usage, Australia still #1

Ross Dawson

Facebook completely dominates the social networking and blogging space, with over 70 times the next most prominent social networking site.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Networks are the glue that connects us. Networks Social Learning

The many and varied risk factors in Facebook’s IPO

Ross Dawson

To save you reading it all, here is a highly selective summary of just a few of the interesting risk factors Facebook points to in its IPO filing : If we fail to retain existing users or add new users, or if our users decrease their level of engagement with Facebook, our revenue, financial results, and business may be significantly harmed.

How Facebook Changes Are Impacting Engagement on Brand Pages and What Nonprofits Should Do About It

Beth Kanter

Measure Networked Nonprofit. Commenting on the posts in other aligned partner’s Facebook pages. Content Engagement Facebook

Forget Coffee Spoons: I Can Now Measure Out My Life With Facebook Status Updates

Beth Kanter

The average Facebook user has 150 friends, any of whom could be your next top supporter! New Feature: More than Liking. Networks

Facebook as a Learning Platform

Tony Karrer

Facebook seems to be coming up everywhere the past few weeks. What is Facebook? Classmates nearby nod in agreement. More on this below.

#FacebookAdGrants: What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook Donate Button

Beth Kanter

Over the years,  I’ve attended events where a representatives from Facebook shared with nonprofits how to use the platform more effectively.

Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Beth Kanter

For example, the  Irvine New Leadership Network project that has used network mapping for two purposes: 1) evaluation 2) direct network engagement.

A Few Good Tools To Manage Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth Kanter

Back when I first started working, my best professional networking tool was my Rolodex. Professional Networking

Facebook Changes for Organization Pages: Focus On Results

Beth Kanter

” The Red Cross uses a ladder of engagement to move people beyond the likes on Facebook from awareness all the way to volunteering.

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.

Living Networks – Chapter 10: Liberating Individuals – Network Strategy for Free Agents

Ross Dawson

Download Chapter 10 of Living Networks on Liberating Individuals. Living Networks – Chapter 10: Liberating Individuals.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

We need to have better options and feature sets that allow us to bring back that focus and purpose with this social software tool. So soon?!?!

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

Beth Kanter

Making Facebook Groups Rock – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau. How do I go from  network weaver to empowering others to weave one another?

An Interview With Facebook’s Libby Leffler: Facebook and Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

What are some of the big objectives of Facebook as you work with causes and nonprofits? How long have you worked at Facebook?

Nonprofit Crowd Funding Success Formula: Robust Planning, Networks, and Blessings

Beth Kanter

They provided them with materials to help them reach out to their networks, including sample status updates, tweets, newsletter blurbs, and blog posts.

My 1800+ LinkedIn Network Graphically Mapped

Dan Pontefract

When it first came out I thought the LinkedIn Labs feature known as “ InMaps ” was really cool. It still is really cool.

Using Peer Learning Strategies To Build A Network

Beth Kanter

This peer learning exchange is designed to help state-based groups to be more effective in engaging their networks toward covering uninsured children.

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

Beth Kanter

The panel featured some previews from a recent research study “ How Strong Is Your Social Net? Hurray!”). ”). That is okay.

Notes from Mari Smith Facebook Changes Webinar: Privacy Settings and A New Metric – People Talking About

Beth Kanter

Facebook Changes: A Complete Guide – by Mari Smith. Also, a few insights about the what the changes mean for Facebook pages.

To Promote or Not to Promote? (…and Is That The Question?):GlobalGiving’s Experiment With Facebook Promoted Posts

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Almost weekly, there is yet another tool, feature, or tactic that you can you try using as part of your social media tool box.

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Blueprints for Networked Cocreation: 1. Intentcasting - EMERGENT.

Seb Paquet

Blueprints for Networked Cocreation: 1. Plancast and Facebook Events fall in this category. Related features. social networks.

Why children (and adults) need to be on social media or get left behind

Ross Dawson

Yesterday the West Australian newspaper began a five-part series on children and social media, beginning with a feature article introducing the topic.

The Networked Professional: Principles of Effective Online Networking

Beth Kanter

Don’t announce where you are right now on Twitter or Facebook. Connect Thoughtfully: Friending policy for each online social network you use.


Facebook Platform

Tony Karrer

Stephen Downes picked up my post on Facebook As a Learning Platform. He commented: To be clear, I do not think that Facebook itself is really a learning environment. But it is still important, because it reveals many of the features future learning environments (and personal environments in general) will need to have.

Making social media happen in government: case study of NSW Department of Education

Ross Dawson

Once the policy was in place and staff were being educated on the issues, the executives started feeling far more comfortable providing more access to social media, including Facebook. Coverage was very positive, including an article in Sydney Morning Herald called Facebook opened up to school teachers. Enterprise 2.0

Doonesbury Slaps Donald Trump With The No Asshole Rule - Bob.

Bob Sutton

This is especially true when it comes to selfish behavior; unvarnished self-interest is a learned social norm, not an unwavering feature of human behavior. 6. How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy| Featured HBR Article. Video Network: Weed Out the Bad Seed. Video Network: Weed Out the Bad Seed.

How Experimentation and Measurement Can Help Win A Little Bet with Facebook Promoted Posts

Beth Kanter

Understanding the Recent Facebook Algorithm Changes and What It Means for Nonprofits. Source: Tweet4Ok Blog. Do a content audit.

The rise of social shopping in 2011: 7 examples of where it is going

Ross Dawson

Social networks to help product discovery, based on recommendations by members. Here are a few further thoughts on social shopping.

The secrets of BigCommerce’s success

Ross Dawson

They created their ‘F-commerce’ tool to sell on Facebook as they saw that was where online business was going.

LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless?

Dan Pontefract

The skills you choose can then be showcased on your LinkedIn profile for others in your 1st degree network to subsequently endorse.

Social Networking

Tony Karrer

Hasn't eBay had social networking features for a long time? all have a social networking aspect to them? The point is that its probably natural for lots of sites to have social networking type features and functions for visitors. Quite simply, social networking sites require a high level of commitment.


Jay Cross

Make it easy for me to connect with friends, like Facebook. Enable users to rate content, like “Favoriting” an item on Facebook or +!ing

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Google+ and the Unsettled World of Social Media

Andy McAfee

Anyone think that G+ is the final form of social networking tools? And like a lot of us, I’m finding a lot to like. Me, neither.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. My only costs were labour.

Social tools or tools that are social?

Harold Jarche

The logic of business simply dictates it. – Dmitry Valyanov (Venture Beat). Is there a need for a wide variety of enterprise social tools?

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Launch Day of Communities and Networks Connection

Nancy White

Connections make the world go round. I can’t learn and improve without the things I learn from my network and beyond. What’s new?

Book Giveaway: Facebook Marketing for Dummies

Beth Kanter

One topic I’ve been researching is the answer to this Facebook question, “What free or low cost apps are there for nonprofit brand pages?”

We can all make TV. Now what?

Doc Searls

Now pause to dig  Facebook’s 10-year plan to build The Matrix. How long before Facebook buys Meerkat and builds it into Occulus Rift ? We’ve only been living the networked life since graphical browsers and ISPs arrived in the mid-90’s. We need the equivalent in our shared networked space. mean, historically. So far.