Saturday, September 06, 2008

AFP: MySpace links users to US hurricane emergency alerts

AFP: MySpace links users to US hurricane emergency alerts: "NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) — In what is heralded as the seeds of an Internet-age emergency broadcast system, MySpace has teamed with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to spread news on hurricanes through users of the online social network.

As Hurricane Gustav blasted the US Gulf Coast early this week, DHS officials telephoned MySpace executives to 'fast-track' a project to build a disaster alert system that capitalizes on the hot Internet social networking trend."

Friday, September 05, 2008

A Social Network Where You Can Be Too Social -

A Social Network Where You Can Be Too Social - "For many, Facebook has become an indispensable tool for managing their social lives. But all the friending, messaging and poking on the online social network has created a hazard: using it too much.

Elizabeth Coe found out after she sent 100 friends and professional acquaintances a link to her company's Web site. She got booted."

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Fund Raising at the Speed of Twitter -

Fund Raising at the Speed of Twitter - "Fund Raising at the Speed of Twitter

Twitter — mini-blogs updated via text message — can raise money fast from the technologically savvy.

Beth Kanter and 250 bloggers, podcasters, and other technology enthusiasts at a Seattle conference raised $2,657 to pay for Leng Sopharath, an orphan in Cambodia, to go to college this year, using the new technology — and by passing the hat at the session — in just 90 minutes. By the end of the conference, the total had climbed to $3,77" | Modern spin on church giving | Modern spin on church giving: "Tim Funk, The Charlotte Observer Comment on this story
A new Web site based in Charlotte will steer money to houses of worship in the Carolinas as many pastors worry that the faltering economy is sinking their budgets., will give online shoppers and business owners a chance to funnel a percentage of their spending and advertising dollars to their church, synagogue, mosque or temple."