Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 130

An Interview With Paull Young from Charity:Water


I first came across @paullyoung in September, 2008 when he implemented a birthday campaign as part of charity:water’s September campaign.   Fast forward a couple of years, and Paull is following his passion for clean water around the world and is the director of digital for charity:water.… Read More

Facebook Changes for Organization Pages: Focus On Results

Engagement, Measurement, Movement Building, Networked Nonprofit

The discussion about the recent changes on Facebook has focused mostly around what it means for individuals, particularly the tension between openness and  privacy.    Many people are wondering what it means for nonprofit brands  using Facebook as one of their marketing channels.  … Read More

The Tension Between Publicness and Privacy


Last month, Facebook launched a major overhaul in the privacy settings. The changes, more than a dozen in all, were in two key areas: privacy changes to user profiles and changes to how users share content. Now with the changes to the timeline, actions, and open graph announced on Thursday, I’ve been hearing a lot of concerns, fears, and reports from nonprofit folks that their audiences are upset.… Read More

Forget Coffee Spoons: I Can Now Measure Out My Life With Facebook Updates


One of my favorite lines of poetry comes from TS Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock:   “I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.” It comes in a spot in the poem where he talking about the passage of time and mundane events.  … Read More

How To Hide That Facebook Newsfeed Ticker

Mindfulness, Networks

We are hours away from Facebook’s anticipated announcement of platform changes (integrated music, video, e-commerce?), there are already some changes in place with personal profiles – and the ability to subscribe, changes in the way the newsfeed works, and the news ticker that streams your friends updates.  … Read More