These are some links I wanted to share from June 16th. Find me on Delicious for more!
- Social Networks Spread Iranian Defiance Online – NYTimes.com – Watching the #IranElection hashtag stream on Twitter, more and more videos on YouTube and the BBC, and the way citizens create and the global networks share updates about the reality of post-election mayhem in Iran has distracted me from work and ignited many conversations with friends about both what we've seen or read so far each day and what the power of social media has unlocked. Here's a story from the NYTimes addressing just that.
- Association Jam | Association Management News :: Submit. Vote. Learn. – I'm checking out this new "Digg for associations" from Wild Apricot. It looks like users can find, read or submit stories and vote on them; have discussions; and generally network. Interested to see if any readers here are part of an association and what you think of this new news portal!
- Junction49 – Junction49 want to challenge the negative perception that young people don't volunteer in traditional ways anymore. They do this by giving them the chance to do something they believe in, when and how they want. The site has become a place for young people to showcase the work they are doing to make a difference.
- Mozilla Service Week! – Are you a techie who could donate some skills? Are you a nonprofit that could benefit from some techie help? Check out the Mozilla Service Week, taking place September 14-21, and sign up to participate – whether you want to help, or want to get some help!
- Summer of Social Good by Mashable – "Summer of Social Good is the first large scale online charitable campaign to raise funds strictly online through the power of Social Media and the Internet. The goal is to use the power of "Social Influence" via Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Blogs and other online media to raise an unprecedented amount for our fund benefiting The Humane Society, LIVESTRONG, Oxfam America and WWF from June 1st until August 28th, 2009."
Great reads from around the web on June 16th