These are some links I wanted to share from August 24th. Find me on Delicious for more!
- The Science Behind Social Change Might Be Better » The Buzz Bin – Alexandra “SocialButterfly” Rampy has a guest post on the Livingston Buzz blog discussing the science behind social change. It has some terrific questions to think about including: What behavior are we wanting to change? What problem can we help solve? Where do we want to go? What’s our long-term plan?
- Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media: What are the most effective ways Nonprofits/Foundations can use Twitter #hashtags? – Beth has a terrific post up for anyone who is confused by all the references to “hashtags” on Twitter or wants to learn more about using them effectively. Check out the great examples/case studies!
- Google Doubles Its Cartographers As Maps Continues To Go Wiki-Style – “As an online free mapping service, Google Maps is a great product. But it’s lacking in certain parts of the world. And rather than pay people to go get information about those places, Google has smartly been using a service called Map Maker, which lets locals and people knowledgeable about the area edit it themselves. And this week, Google has added a couple important areas to the list: Mexico and Eastern Europe.”
- 5 Questions Nonprofits Should Ask Before Sending an Email – Connections – The Blackbaud Blog has a great post today outlining 5 questions to ask before you send out an email to your members. My favorite is “how much” – be aware of how many messages you are sending (both too little and too much)!
- Corporate Social Media Policy: Top 10 Guidelines « PR-Squared – “How can corporate employees’ participation in Social Media be dealt with and managed in a way that liberates them — without putting the company at risk?” Here’s a free PDF with the Top 10 Guidelines for a social media policy.
Great reads from around the web on August 24th