May 18, 2010

Openbook: A new way to search on Facebook

by John Haydon

An article on TechCrunch last week shared information about a new Facebook search engine called Openbook at youropenbook.org. Apparently, two developers built the site to demonstration how public our Facebook information really is. Search gap filled? In a perfect world, where everyone understood Facebook’s privacy settings and was OK with how Facebook used their public data, this would a very … Continue reading

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May 11, 2010

‘Open Government’ review: Big & beautiful ideas

by JD Lasica

  Book chronicles how the Gov 2.0 movement is slowly becoming a reality We’ve known for years how social media and Web 2.0 have been transforming the way political campaigns are run, the way we interact with big institutions, the way news is reported and distributed — indeed, practically all facets of modern society. So it comes as no surprise … Continue reading

April 22, 2010

4 examples of corporate social responsibility done right

by JD Lasica

Here at Socialbrite, we’re always looking for sterling examples of how the corporate sector is contributing in genuine ways to the social good. Those bridges between the for-profit and nonprofit/social good sectors are becoming increasingly vital. So I was jazzed to see the presentation by Beth Kanter and Kami Huyse of Zoetica yesterday at NewComm Forum in San Mateo, Calif., … Continue reading

April 12, 2010

Net Tuesday SF: ‘The New Volunteerism’

by JD Lasica

Pamela Hawley, CEO of Universal Giving, and John Power, executive director of The Volunteer Center. NetSquared’s Net Tuesday event returns on Tuesday evening in San Francisco with a revamped format and three sterling guest speakers. Details: Topic: “The New Volunteerism: How to plug into cool projects in your community.” We’ll have several speakers talk about how to use new online … Continue reading

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February 18, 2010

Why your nonprofit should check out Google Buzz

by John Haydon

You’re probably wondering (like I’ve been for the past week) if your non-profit should be using Buzz. And I’ll agree with you – it’s not an easy decision. At first glance, Google Buzz seems like a cross between Twitter and Facebook. You have followers and following like on Twitter, and you can “like” and “comment” on posts like on Facebook. … Continue reading

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February 15, 2010

Should CEOs and executive directors use social media?

by Beth Kanter

The NASSCOM India Leadership Forum has multiple tracks based on theme. I was asked to facilitate a session on the question, “Should CEOs and Executive Directors Use Social Media?” To prepare for this session, I asked colleagues in the US to share their collective wisdom so we could see the US perspective. In addition, during a roundtable on social media at … Continue reading