These are some links I wanted to share from July 20th. Find me on Delicious for more!
- Social media brings thousands of ppl w/diabetes together at the SAME time | NetSquared, an initiative of TechSoupGlobal.org – Manny Hernandez (@askmanny on Twitter), the creator of TuDiabetes.com has shared a great case study on the NetSquared Community Blog about how they have used social media tools to bring a community together. And not just bringing them together but doing so at the same time!
- New Tool Lets Nonprofits Send Action Alerts Through Facebook – frogloop Home~Care2’s blog for nonprofits – frogloop – "Grassroots Enterprise recently launched “Actions” on Facebook that allows nonprofit organizations' supporters to take action and send a letter to their members of Congress without ever leaving Facebook —and without installing an app. The Actions tab will not only match supporters to federal and state legislative officials based on their addresses but will also capture names and emails in a database."
- Social networks for a good cause – growth, culture and impact : crisscrossed blog – A great post from Christian! If you are interested in social media for real social impact, it's a must-read. "If I look at the statistics and the incredible growth of social networks, I wonder how and when would these networks be used to join expertise, share ideas, do volunteer work, and mobilize people for social change?"
- Top 8 Social Media Tracking Tools – frogloop Home~Care2’s blog for nonprofits – frogloop – "Social media! I seriously think it’s "the" buzz word of 2009. According to Omniture, over 200 million searches are conducted every single day and 78% of people trust recommendations by peers. But how should nonprofits track their social media? What tools should they use?"
- Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines | Laurel Papworth … – Here is a round up of many different examples of organization's or enterpriese's social media staff policies. I know many people have asked me in the past for examples from organizations; well, here ya go!
Great reads from around the web on July 20th