Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 126

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

Dashboard Design Principles

Books, Measurement

Dashboards are a nonprofit’s best friend because they can be powerful tools in communicating your organization’s important measurement data at a glance.   If a dashboard fails to tell you what need in glance, then you’ve wasted all that data collection time.   … Read More