January, 2011 | Beth's Blog

Archive for January, 2011

Spotlight on Social Media, Crowdsourced Translation, Egyptian Protests and Diplomacy

I’ve been closely following the use of social media for activism the Arab world given the project I’m about to begin work on at the end of the February.   Jillian York, a US-based blogger who free expression, politics, and the Internet, with particular focus on the Arab world and also write for Global Voices (see their special coverage of the Egyptian protests  here.… Read More

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Integrated Mobile Strategy

Note from Beth: I’ve been looking for good examples of nonprofit mobile strategies.  I had to look no further than the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program.   With  75% of the world’s fisheries are fished to capacity, or overfished, the fish we order in restaurants or pick up at the grocery store for dinner, has the power to make this situation worse, or improve it.    

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How Networked Nonprofits Visualize Their Networks

Two weeks ago, the social media maven from the National Wildlife Federation, Danielle Brigida, tweeted the above photo showing how they were mapping one of their networks with one of my favorite low tech tools:  sticky notes.    This got my attention because I was designing a Networked Nonprofit workshop for E-Mediat and will incorporate a network mapping exercise.  … Read More

A Free Agent at Davos!

Shawn Ahmed, Free Agent and founder of the Uncultured Project,  has been invited to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he will meet with business leaders and heads of state.    This year, Shawn’s video was selected from over 100 covering a wide range of topics and debates, to participate in the meetings.  … Read More

E-Mediat: Social Media and Digital Activism in the Arab World

This third and final post shares some insights from the planning sessions for E-Mediat project, a networked approach to capacity building for NGOs in Social Media in the Middle East.  (For context, read my first post about this project.)   The highlight of third day was a VIP Lunch with project sponsors, implementation team, and remote participation via skype from members of the In-Country teams in Jordan and Morocco.… Read More