Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Will Google Buzz Go the Way of Facebook Beacon? | Technomix | Fast Company

Will Google Buzz Go the Way of Facebook Beacon? | Technomix | Fast Company: "Whether you like it or loathe it, Google's new Buzz social sharing system has hit the headlines in a particularly catastrophic way over and over in the week since its launch. Though Google has moved to adjust some of the issues, some of the damage is already done. Google's usual trick of data-mining and automating some of the process (a trick it uses elsewhere in its other services) directly exposes to public view some data that many Google users would prefer to remain private--thanks to the auto-populated friends list that Buzz used to deliver to you on login."

Mobile Giving: The Haiti Cataclysm

Mobile Giving: The Haiti Cataclysm: "Telethons were struck up. Traditional commercial messaging campaigns on TV, radio, and telephone were launched, but in 2010, a new medium was quickly alighted upon by those innovators in the sector: the mobile giving phenomenon. And as the following stats show, when a crisis occurs, it now pays to have access to a world of people with cell phones, iPhones, Blackberries, and various PDAs.
What’s your 'Shortcode?'

Three short months ago, the Canadian arm of the Mobile Giving Foundation (MGF-C) launched in partnership with the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association to allow Canadian wireless service providers to “enable the 100% pass-through of funds raised by all the mobile campaigns that it manages.'"

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

UNTECH10 - Association Bisnow - Washington

UNTECH10 - Association Bisnow - Washington: "When ASAE's Tech Conference was snowed out last week, association techies improvised to create UnTech10, an unofficial alternative at the Renaissance Hotel. Thanks to a Twitter marketing push, nearly 100 showed up in-person and more than 400 participated through a live webcast."

Give and Take - The Chronicle of Philanthropy-Should Nonprofit Leaders Have Ghostwriters?

Give and Take - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "Should Nonprofit Leaders Have Ghostwriters?

By Peter Panepento

Celebrities such as Britney Spears, Kanye West, and 50 Cent have huge followings for their Twitter feeds and Facebook fan pages.

But followers shouldn't expect that they're hearing directly from these entertainers when they're following their Tweets or reading their blogs because they've hired ghostwriters.

Many nonprofit leaders might be tempted to follow a similar course with their own Twitter feeds and blogs."

Wired Campus Scholars Use Social-Media Tools to Hold Online Academic Conference

Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education: "More than 100 researchers interested in the emerging field of the social history of computer programming are running what may be the first academic conference held entirely using Web 2.0 tools."