Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 126

Six Books About Skills You Need To Succeed in A Networked World


Photo By h.koppdelaney

Earlier this week,  I wrote a guest post over at  FrogLoop blog about Five Social Media Books, although not everyone liked the post.   I admit that I mostly read non-fiction, but if I only read social media or geeky books that would be too narrow.  … Read More

Facebook Timeline Covers To Spread Your Organization’s Brand? A good idea or not?


Last week,  Facebook rolled out the Facebook Timeline to all users.   While the timeline has the potential to embarrass some users who might have inappropriate photos buried along their timeline,  the cover image might be an opportunity for nonprofits to engage their champions to help spread the word about the organization.… Read More

Project for Awesome Pays It Forward


Project Awesome is pretty, well, awesome.

The best video makers on YouTube rally and create videos for their favorite charities.    Then they ask their networks to vote the best.  The voting is over, so now we wait.

The video above was created by Karen Kavett to promote charity:water and how awesome they are, including their new fundraiser, Waterforward, that is a brilliant networked approach to fundraising and incorporate game mechanics.  … Read More

Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills

Tips, Tools and Tactics, Visual

Flickr Photo by Colin Faulkingham

If you want extract value from your social media strategy, you need to use measurement.    That means setting measurable goals,  collecting the right data, making sense of it, and transforming it into actionable decisions.   Sense-making is an essential workplace skill along with several others.… Read More

Putting Your Twitter Followers on the Map, Literally

Tools and Tactics, Visual

TweepsMap is an interesting Twitter app that will put your followers on a map of the world, literally.   It analyzes the percentage of total followers from countries, states, and cities. (here’s more about how it works)    While you can check out the profiles of your followers and find out where they’re from (if they filled out the location information), you can’t really get a snapshot.  … Read More