January, 2011 | Beth's Blog - Part 4

Archive for January, 2011

Is Quora Yet Another Social Network (YASN) or Something Different?

(Note from Beth: Geoff Livingston contributed to this post.  Thanks Geoff! )

Over the holidays,  I finally visited Quora, a social learning site focused around asking and answering questions founded by an ex-Facebook employee.   Quora has been around for a year and provides an independent question platform from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn that is similar to Yahoo!… Read More

Time Management for Nonprofit Social Media Professionals: What’s Your Best Tip?

In the nonprofit sector, time is our most valuable resource.   It can’t be recycled if we squander it.

Distractions are time wasters and you need to manage them not the other way around.    Some interruptions come from our physical environment.  Co-workers stop at your desk to chat or a colleague asks you to compile a report.  … Read More

Zoetica Salon: This Month’s Theme: Social Media Tune Up

Last month, we launched the  The Zoetica Salon on my Facebook Page with my Zoetica colleagues,  Geoff Livingston, Kami Huyse, and Julie Pippert (the newest Zoetican) where over 7,000 nonprofit leaders have been engaging in informal learning about nonprofits and social media.  … Read More

Using Social Media for Professional Learning: Seek, Sense, and Share

For 2011, my three words are:   Seek,  Sense, and Share inspired by Harold Jarche’s model for networked learning.

How these words will guide me in 2011:

Seek: Seeking is the process of keeping up to date in your field.   Over the past decade, the Internet and social media have been one of my primary sources for professional learning. … Read More