Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 98

The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information

Mindfulness

I’ve been curating resources and teaching workshops on the topic of information coping skills for a couple of years.   I first became interested in the topic after reading  David Shenk’s “Data Smog” in 1998 using the metaphor of environmental problems to talk about the dangers of having too much online information, primarily email.  … Read More

Social Media and Cute Dogs Go Mobile And Other Cute Animal and Nonprofit Tales

Mobile

The Cute Dog Theory or more precisely the Cute Animal Theory states that including cute animals in your social media content inspires more people to share the content.    If don’t believe that is true,  check out this YouTube video from VW of dogs barking the theme from Star Wars as a Superbowl Teaser.  … Read More

Best Practices for Content Curation for Nonprofits at Social Media for Nonprofits Conference

Content Curation

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On January 30th, I’m speaking at the Social Media for Nonprofits in New York City. (You can get a discount of $20 off the registration by entering the code “Beth” when you sign up although the discount only works on the more expensive tickets).    … Read More

SOPA Strike: 12 Hour Internet Blackout on Jan. 18th To Call Attention to US Bill That Threatens Open Internet

Movement Building

 

 

United States lawmakers are considering two bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), that post a  threat to the openness of the web around the Globe.  … Read More

Does Your Nonprofit Need Legal Counsel About Using Social Media?

Books, Capacity

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Over the past couple of years as I’ve guided nonprofits in preparing their social media policies or when I speak,  I get asked questions that are more legal issues than about using social media.  … Read More