Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 122

Taking A Break from Blogging this Week: Ocean View Wins

Mindfulness

Taking a break from online this week to stare at the ocean, visit family, and air out the brain.    As someone who spends a lot of time online,  breaks like this can be good for the heart, soul, and brain.    Someone referred me to this excellent post by Danah Boyd about how to take an email sabbatical.  … Read More

How Helpful is Teaching Nonprofits How to Fish?

Training Design

Flickr Photo by Minarae

Note from Beth: I was thrilled that Paul Connolly agreed to write a  guest post sharing some of the  public learning taking place through the OE Goldmine Project on the Packard Foundation OE Wiki.  As a technology trainer,  capacity builder, and consultant working with nonprofits,  I always ask the fishing question, especially since I work in the area of emerging technologies that often falls prey to Shiny Object Syndrome — (Google + anyone?

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Can You Experiment Your Way Out of the Filter Bubble?

Content, Experimentation, Strategy

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?

Google

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?

Google

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