Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 125

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

Google+ – Yi-Tan Call Notes

Google

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

Google

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

Enchantment: Resisting Guy Kawasaki Is Futile

Conferences

Yesterday, the Social Media for Nonprofit Conference series kicked off in San Francisco yesterday in War Memorial Green Room with support from Microsoft.   The conference shared practical tips and tools with expert speakers including, JD Lasica, Social Brite,  Susan Gordon of Causes.com, Jonah Sachs of Free Range Studios, Charles Porch of FacebookSusan Tenby of TechSoup Global and Kellie McElhaney, founding faculty director of the Center for Responsible Business at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.… Read More