I Unfriended You On Facebook. Are We Still Friends?
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Facebook. My social media journey, like many of you, included Facebook at a time when most of us had no idea where social networking was heading. As for Facebook, I’m conflicted.
DECEMBER 15, 2011
Tweet Curtis Ogden at The Interaction Institute provides a very good summary of the differences between network-centric and hierarchy-centric thinking, called Network Thinking : Adaptability instead of control.
How To Use Facebook Metrics To Give Your Audience the Content They Want Most
FEBRUARY 16, 2012
This post covers some simple techniques to give your fans the content they want most and inspire more engagement. Many times we’re on the hunt for the tips of what to do and when we find them, we just implement them. Content Analysis of Comments on post and shares.
Content Curation Primer
OCTOBER 4, 2011
What is Content Curation? Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme. Content curators have integrated this skill into their daily routine. Content
Networked Professional Development
JULY 29, 2013
It can sometimes be difficult to see oneself as a node in multiple networks, as opposed to a more conventional position within an organizational hierarchy. But network thinking can fundamentally change our view of hierarchical relationships.
How Facebook Changes Are Impacting Engagement on Brand Pages and What Nonprofits Should Do About It
JANUARY 11, 2012
Measure Networked Nonprofit. For two of the peer learning groups , we explored best practices for using Facebook strategically as part of an integrated communications plan based on this content ( [link] ). Commenting on the posts in other aligned partner’s Facebook pages.
Content Curation: The Art and Science of Spotting Awesome
APRIL 22, 2014
Content curation – the process of finding, organizing, and sharing topical, relevant content for your audience that supports your nonprofit’s engagement or campaign goals (or your professional learning) begins with “ Spotting the Awesome.” Content Curation
What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks
SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. IBM describes socially networked corporations as the next step in the overall evolution of business. Networks Social Learning
The Art of Less As More: Micro Content
JULY 24, 2014
has published this really useful and free e-book on Micro Content. ” The e-book, which at 32 pages, is definitely long-form content provides context, best practices, examples, tools, and resources. What is micro content anyway? Visual.ly
Nonprofits and Content Strategy: The Wisdom of the Network
SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
Note from Beth: I’ve learned a lot about how to cultivate your professional network so it returns value by reading Porter Gale’s Your Network is Your Networth over the summer. It is about how you cultivate and develop your network.
Everything’s Coming Up Networks (except learning)
FEBRUARY 8, 2012
Sloan Management Review has a great interview with Andy McAfee on What Sells CEOs on Social Networking. ” They understand the power of weak ties in enterprise social networks. David describes leadership as an emergent property of an organizational network. Facebook-itus.
Meaning & the content heresy
MARCH 11, 2011
The content of the narrative is only a part of the meaning that the contributor can supply, the way they interpret is also key, not only to provide quantitative data and objectivity in an abductive world, but also to empower the story teller over the expert.
The many and varied risk factors in Facebook’s IPO
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
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. We had more than 425 million MAUs who used Facebook mobile products in December 2011. Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0
Facebook as a blogging platform
JANUARY 24, 2014
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. I, like many bloggers, used to post links to my blog posts on Facebook or Google+. So I started posting the entire content of my blog posts on Facebook and Google+. Blogging is still one of the most useful and fun things you can do. I still blog at The Obvious?
Blogging is fragmenting into multi-platform content creation – long live blogging!
FEBRUARY 21, 2011
Third , young people under 18 are certainly not drifting to Twitter, but to social networks such as Facebook. Traditional blogs are just one possible platform for content creation and sharing. Social media Social networks Social trends Web 2.0
How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
and while I will be answering the first part over the course of time with the various blog entries I’m currently drafting along, I thought for today I’d focus on trying to answer the second part: how do I make sense of social networking tools today?
Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
AUGUST 24, 2014
The talk is called "Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World" and I want to begin with a story that came across the wires recently and I thought was very appropriate for this venue. The way we learn depends on the content, not the learner." We brought in content.
Forget Coffee Spoons: I Can Now Measure Out My Life With Facebook Status Updates
SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
Today was the big announcement at the F8 Conference about the new dramatic, life altering changes in the Facebook Platform. The big change will be how Facebook profiles are becoming fuller “timelines” of a one’s life. Changed Environment: Facebook Becomes The Internet.
Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JULY 30, 2014
I want to talk to you about the concept of free, the concept of open learning, the concept of networked learning in a networked world and the concept of the institution. Watters, 2014) This is a patent for setting up a regional network in the south western United States.
How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement To Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change
OCTOBER 16, 2012
How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement to Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change – guest post by Meghan Keaney Anderson, Hubspot. In late September news trickled out about a change in Facebook’s Edgerank algorithm that was causing big drops in reach for many branded pages.
Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network
APRIL 25, 2014
Ari Sahagun , a consultant who works with social justice groups on network visualizations, called for a group to discuss Network Mapping and Visualization. There are two different lens to think about network mapping. You can do a whole network analysis.
What Can Nonprofits Learn from Robin Good, the Best Content Curator on the Planet?
JANUARY 30, 2012
Content Curation for Nonprofits. Here are my slides and curated resources materials for a talk called “ What Can Nonprofits Learn from Robin Good, the Best Content Curator on the Planet? What is Content Curation? Is your nonprofit doing content curation? Content
#FacebookAdGrants: What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook Donate Button
DECEMBER 18, 2013
Over the years, I’ve attended events where a representatives from Facebook shared with nonprofits how to use the platform more effectively. During the Q/A after the presentation, one of the most frequent questions asked has been, “Will Facebook be making grants to nonprofits?”
Facebook Changes for Organization Pages: Focus On Results
SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
The discussion about the recent changes on Facebook has focused mostly around what it means for individuals, particularly the tension between openness and privacy. Many people are wondering what it means for nonprofit brands using Facebook as one of their marketing channels.
Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All
JULY 5, 2011
Either way, the result was phenomenal since it gave a few thousands of us a unique opportunity where we could explore the potential of social networking for the enterprise, and still going strong!, Starting with the no-brainers, both Facebook and LinkedIn.
Message It: How to Make the Most of Your New Facebook Page
MARCH 8, 2012
Note from Beth: I’ve been working with John Haydon over the past week to get my Facebook Page ready to go (and it’s gonna rock can’t wait to show it off!). As part of the process, I’ve been looking at what other nonprofits have done to get ideas.
Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
I did a talk just downstairs on open content. The Achievement Standards Network is offering “open access to machine?readable Figure 4 : My LinkedIn Network Here''s me showing what I know. This is my LinkedIn network , and it shows a lot of connections. Automated Assessment But me showing what I know is me being on this network doing what I do, whatever I do. network software is getting smart enough to do it itself. But it''s not just Facebook.
Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills
DECEMBER 21, 2011
New media literacy: ability to critically assess and develop content that uses new media forms, and to leverage these media for persuasive communication. Robin aptly points out that these skills are also required for content curation. Analyze the Content. [link].
Living Networks – Chapter 10: Liberating Individuals – Network Strategy for Free Agents
FEBRUARY 15, 2011
Download Chapter 10 of Living Networks on Liberating Individuals. Every chapter of Living Networks is being released on this blog as a free download, together with commentary and updated perspectives since its original publication in 2002. Network Strategy for Free Agents.
The Networked NGO in India
JUNE 25, 2012
This was the launch of a peer learning group called “ The Networked NGO ,” based on the ideas in my book, The Networked Nonprofit. The four-day intensive face-to-face training was for senior level staff and their social media staffers. Networked Nonprofit Networks Training Desig
Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking
DECEMBER 28, 2011
Effectiveness , that’s all the rage coming along for 2012, and beyond, with regards to our overall user experience with social networking tools, whether inside, or outside of the firewall.
The Smart Worker : relies on a trusted network of friends and colleagues
AUGUST 4, 2011
In recent postings I focused on how L&D can support the content needs of the Smart Worker, but in fact it is clear, that most people first try and solve their problems by calling upon the people they know to help them, so this is the topic of this posting. Tweet.
Loyalty in Social Networks
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
more than anything else to help me switch away from that constant flair of snacking around content on media tools and, instead, slow down a fair bit enjoying the many healthy benefits of reading (who knew?!?) that was not triggered by you but by someone else in your social networks.
An Interview With Facebook’s Libby Leffler: Facebook and Nonprofits
JULY 17, 2012
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity have lunch with Libby Leffler who works on strategic partnerships at Facebook with nonprofits. I sat down for an interview to learn more about her work at Facebook and tips for nonprofits. What is your current job at Facebook?
How Many Social Channels Should Our Nonprofit Use?
NOVEMBER 10, 2014
The study found that consumers expect brands to be on at least 3 social platforms, with Twitter and Facebook being the most popular platforms (no surprise here). They are not serving up quality content that resonates with their audience.
Making Facebook Groups Rock for Nonprofits – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau
OCTOBER 7, 2011
Note from Beth: While many of us focus our attention on FB pages, Facebook groups can be a good platform for nonprofits to use for informal peer learning groups, getting feedback from your post passionate fans , or to cultivate and support a brand ambassadors group. Photo by Laughing Squid.
Is the New Facebook “People Talking About” Metric As Meaningless as Number of Likes?
OCTOBER 5, 2011
Mari Smith pointed to this blog post from All Facebook explaining the metric and how it has been implemented in apps. That’s been useful to at least test content and engagement formats. Photo by lecercle.
Strategic Spontaneity: How the Humane Society Got 21,000 Shares of Campaign Message on Facebook In 48 Hours
JULY 31, 2012
It is a nonprofits dream – to have its advocacy campaign messaging go viral on Facebook or social media channels. Our Farm Animal Protection campaign posted the quote in the form of an image post on their Facebook page (275k fans). and a Facebook share graphic was born.
KONY, Networked Nonprofits, and Transparency
MARCH 9, 2012
Then I started to get emails from respected colleagues and a few hours later I saw references all over my friends Facebook newsfeeds and on Twitter. And so the debate on my Facebook wall continued with very thoughtful comments.
From Social Networks to Communities
JUNE 16, 2010
Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World From Social Networks to Communities by Kevin Wheeler on June 16, 2010 Social media and social networks are all the rage. Over the past half decade the popularity of Facebook, LinkedIn and other networks has soared. Almost all large organizations have some sort of presence on one or both of these networks and perhaps on others as well.