October 2009

Community Voices at Digital Engagement Event: Reflections on the Conversation

At the Digital Engagement Event, back on 6th October, David Wilcox and I helped the Community Voices team facilitate two sessions that focused on the three things more important to digital engagement than the technology. You can check out the Community Voices group on the Social by Social community for videos, notes and other reflections […]

October 30, 2009 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

Twitter Lists for Nonprofits

Lauren Cochrane has a great post today with ideas for lists organizations could create with Twitter’s new List function.  If you haven’t heard about Lists yet, you’re not behind! They have only been rolled out to around half of the users so far.  You can read more about Lists on the Twitter Blog here. Lauren […]

October 30, 2009 16 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

eOffice – 5 min Pitches

Date: October 29th, 2009 Location: British Museum, London, UK Topic: What is NetSquared? Description: Presented a 5 minute pitch on the main work of NetSquared for a diverse group of entrepreneurs and business innovators. Related Links: eOffice events

October 29, 2009 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

Chain Reaction 2009: the Social by Social game

Chain Reaction is coming back to London, and the world, this November.  Last year, innovators and changemakers gathered for a two-day event in London to learn, share, and collaborate to make a better world.  The conversations, presentations and workshops were shared online in real-time thanks to a myriad technology set (including Twitter, blogs, video, etc.).  […]

October 28, 2009 2 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

Great reads from around the web on October 28th

These are some links I wanted to share from October 28th. Find me on Delicious for more!

  • BE a Government Consultant and Use Social Media: A Guide | Social Media Strategery – Here's an interesting post from Steve Radick about 10 ways to be a good government consultant using social media. "As “Government 2.0” becomes more and more popular, especially here in the Washington area, there seem to be an increasing number of people calling themselves social media or “Gov 2.0″ consultants."
  • Robin Caldwell: Black Like Me? The Missing Faces in Technology and Innovation – Here is a well-written post on a very important topic from Robin Caldwell: "The beautiful thing about the Internet is that it is impervious to Affirmative Action, EEOC compliance and the Fair Housing Act. It could care less about who you love, where you live, and how many degrees you possess. The World Wide Web is the great equalizer that is not interested in race, gender or economic status. Anyone can be a landowner of this prime real estate just like the creators of Twitter whose property reportedly has a one billion dollar valuation. As we inch closer to Web 3.0, the question of ownership will be directly tied to who has access to the necessary tools to build on the "land." And if memory serves me correctly, the one who owns the land is the one who holds the power. So why is it that I see the same names and faces — none of which look like mine –positioned as thought leaders and innovators in Web 2.0?"
  • Eight impressive recommendations on website governance and strategy | Social Media 4 Good – Check out this insightful post from Timo Luege about a report from the UN on web governance. "The United Nations Joint Inspection Body recently spoke to web professional in 40 UN agencies to identify what the most common problems are and how to fixed them. The result is an impressive document that can be used by many non-profit organizations, NGOs, International Organizations and even government ministries and agencies to address similar problems in their own organization. The ”Review of Management of Internet Websites in the United Nations System Organizations“ (31 pages) focuses on website governance and strategy – and I still have to meet a web manager who doesn’t feel this could be improved."
  • The TwitterKids of Tanzania | The Epic Change Blog – A beautiful update from the Epic Change blog where Stacey and Avi are now in Tanzania working with the "school that Twitter built" last year from proceeds of Tweetsgiving, and where this year's donations will help bring technology. "Hujambo from Tanzania! I’m SO EXCITED to write you because I couldn’t wait to share: on Saturday, in the Moivaro village of Arusha, Tanzania, in the shadow of Mt. Meru, Shepherds Junior School was connected to the internet for the very first time. The students sent their first tweets from the TweetsGiving classroom built from your gratitude."
  • Indigenous Mapping: Emerging Cultures on the Geoweb: Where 2.0 Conference 2009 – O’Reilly Conferences, May 19 – 21, 2009, San Jose, CA – Check out the video and presentation slides, too! "Indians in the Amazon rainforest are now using Google Earth to protect their lands from illegal logging, to plan for their future and to share their rich history and culture with the world. How will the Geoweb change and evolve as indigenous peoples begin to participate? What may we have to learn from tribes whose first contact with the modern world has been in our lifetime, and who are currently making the transition from the stone age to the Internet age?"
October 28, 2009 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

Social by Social Book Giveaway: Winner

Last week, I announced that I was going to give away a free hard copy of the Social by Social book.  To be in the drawing, interested readers just needed to leave a comment.  I put all the names in a bowl and drew one out! The winner is: Kim! Even if you didn’t win, […]

October 28, 2009 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

How To: Create a Listening Dashboard for your Organization

This month’s Net2 Think Tank question asks, “How do you stay up-to-date online?”  There are so many blogs, news sources, and conversations happening at the same time, every day, and the chances that you’ll be able to find them all without trying is pretty unlikely.  There are hundreds of millions of blogs according to Technorati, […]

October 27, 2009 21 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

350.org Day of Climate Action: From Lake Como

I’m so honored to be here in Lake Como at the Rockefeller Bellagio Center.  A group of technologists and social entrepreneurs/Ashoka Fellows have gathered here for a 3 day conference to discuss and implement social technology tools into the social impact work for projects around the world.  Day 2 of our event is the International […]

October 24, 2009 2 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

Social Media and Social Change

Date: October 23-25, 2009 Location: Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Italy Topic: Using Social Media in Social Change Work Description: I served as a technology trainer/facilitator for a small group (apx 15) of Ashoka Fellows for an intense 2.5 days training on using social media tools in social impact projects/organizations. Related Links: Lake Innovation blog Lake […]

October 23, 2009 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…