I Unfriended You On Facebook. Are We Still Friends?

Dan Pontefract

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.

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

Beth Kanter

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.

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Content Curation Primer

Beth Kanter

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

Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

Curation helps individuals keep professional skills sharp, improve critical thinking, earn professional recognition, build reputation, grow personal networks, and “work out loud.” An example: How Jay Cross Curates Content. Wise interpretation is what adds value to the content.

Network thinking

Harold Jarche

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

Beth Kanter

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.

Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Adapted from a talk given March 9, 2017, at the State University of New York in Syracuse, this essay describes several key innovations shaping the future of open learning: distributed social networks, cloud infrastructures and virtualization, immersive reality, and personal learning environments.

Content Curation: The Art and Science of Spotting Awesome

Beth Kanter

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

Jay Cross

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

Beth Kanter

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

Beth Kanter

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)

Jay Cross

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

Dave Snowden

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

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. We had more than 425 million MAUs who used Facebook mobile products in December 2011. Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0

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

Ross Dawson

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

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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.

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

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?

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

Beth Kanter

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

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

Beth Kanter

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.

What Can Nonprofits Learn from Robin Good, the Best Content Curator on the Planet?

Beth Kanter

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

Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Beth Kanter

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.

#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. During the Q/A after the presentation, one of the most frequent questions asked has been, “Will Facebook be making grants to nonprofits?”

Facebook as a blogging platform

Euen Semple

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?

Facebook Changes for Organization Pages: Focus On Results

Beth Kanter

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

Luis Suarez

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.

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

Beth Kanter

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

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

Beth Kanter

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

Ross Dawson

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

Beth Kanter

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

Luis Suarez

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.

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

Beth Kanter

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?

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

Beth Kanter

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.

How Many Social Channels Should Our Nonprofit Use?

Beth Kanter

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.

Loyalty in Social Networks

Luis Suarez

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.

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. 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

Beth Kanter

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

Beth Kanter

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

Kevin Wheeler

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.