July, 2011 | Beth’s Blog - Part 2

Archive for July, 2011

Can You Experiment Your Way Out of the Filter Bubble?

The Filter Bubble by Eli Pariser

One of the books in my summer reading pile is Eli Pariser’s  The Filter Bubble:  What the Internet is Hiding From You.      Last week, my Networked Nonprofit co-author Alison Fine recently interviewed the author on her monthly  Chroncile of Philanthropy podcast.  … Read More

Are You Going To Adopt Google+ for Professional Learning/Networking? Why or Why Not?

What we’re witnessing with the hype and geek love swirling around Google+ follows  a well established pattern identified by Gartner analysts called “hype cycles.”     It begins with a technology trigger, followed by the peak of inflated expectations and punditry.     … Read More

What is Your Plan For Google + Experimentation and Exploration?

Simon Laustsen

What a day!   The platform war between Facebook and Google + officially launched with a press conference at Facebook announcing the new “awesome” features including one click skype/Facebook integration for video chat.   I watched live stream on Facebook and the real time snarky reactions coming across Google +. … Read More

Google+ – Yi-Tan Call Notes

Yi-Tan Community hosts a weekly 40-minute conference call about navigating change in technology and society.  Jerry Michalski is the moderator.  I used to participate in the calls way back in 2005 in the early days of blogging and always found the calls informative.… Read More

Google +: The Trade Off Between Privacy Needs, Community, and Social Context

On Friday,  I tripped down the rabbit hole of  Google + field test with many other social media early adopters and nonprofit technology (#nptech folks) who were kicking the tires.    Google + is Google’s new social sharing platform.  (Here’s the official announcement on the Google Blog and review in the New York Times.  … Read More