Guest post by Chris Abraham Abraham-Harrison Back in the earlier days of third-party Twitter apps (just a few months ago, actually), a few very effective web-based services got my attention: SocialToo, TweetLater, and HootSuite. Sad thing was, while they were all very powerful services, they were all poorly designed, very hacked together, and fugly. Enter the elegant, … [Read more...] about Best new Twitter tool: HootSuite 2.0
Archives for July 2009
Youth Empowerment with Social Media View more presentations from Amy Sample ward. [author]Recently, Bebo hosted an all-day event for members of the No to Knives and Crime Coalition, as well as others working in the sector of positive youth engagement in London and beyond. I want to share my slides and notes here for those who attended as well as for all those out there … [Read more...] about Empowering youth with social media
[author]Spent Wednesday night at SocialVoter, a special event featuring California Secretary of State Debra Bowen and presented by CitizenSpace and the Social Media Club. You can follow the tweets on Twitter — for the next two weeks, anyway, when they disappear. So I thought a blog recap would be in order. Here, too, is a Flickr photo set of the gathering. For … [Read more...] about California’s Secretary of State: Come and collaborate!
Guest post by Renee Blodgett CEO, Magic Sauce Media At this week's AlwaysOn Stanford Summit, the open source video company Kaltura organized and participated in a SaaS Goes Open Source panel (SaaS as in Software as a Service). In this video interview, Kaltura CEO Ron Yekutiel says open source is disruptive but on the rise, and it tears down those garden walls, giving … [Read more...] about Open source’s growing influence
[author]Here's my friend, NYU prof Clay Shirky, giving a 15-minute TED talk on how social media is changing our media and cultural landscape. Specifically, Clay focuses on how the amateurization of media through Twitter, Facebook and text messaging helps citizens in repressive regimes to report on what's happening, bypassing censors unless the government shuts off the … [Read more...] about Clay Shirky: How social media can make history