Based on the discussion threads in my Facebook page, I've updated my mega list of tools in my social media listening and engaging instructional wiki. In reflecting over the past three years, the definition of listening tools has broadened beyond "monitoring" or "research" to include several categories: social media engagement management, analytics, influencer identification, and social network analysis. Here's a couple of new tools I've been exploring: RowFeeder should be in your … [Read more...] about What Tools Are You Using for Listening, Engaging, and Social Media Management?
Archives for August 2010
Colorado Project View more presentations from Beth Kanter. Chip Conley was the keynote speaker at last week's Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp and one thing that he said that has been stuck in my head is: "You can have a job, a career, or calling" The latter, a calling, is when you can tap into an internal motivation that fuels and inspires you. It resonated. I feel that my technology training for nonprofits work is more like a calling for me than simply a job or career. For the past … [Read more...] about Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for 300 People
Earlier this week, Facebook added "where" to the list of personal information members share with the world. There was much speculation what this feature might mean for FourSquare and the subsequent riddles, "What happens when you add Foursquare to Facebook? (Answer: Facebook). I've learned now that when Facebook announces a new feature, it is a signal for me to check into my settings and make sure that I'm happy with the way the default works. Do I want the world to know my location (if I … [Read more...] about Facebook Place: Time To Check Into Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of participating in Twitter chat series #socialmedia. It's been a one-hour weekly chat on Twitter for the past 10 months organized and hosted by Marc Meyer and Jason Breed. The way it works is they invite a "host" to ask 3 compelling questions, 20 minutes each, that revolve around a topical subject within the business of social media, but that play to their strengths or backgrounds. As host for #sm73, I selected three questions on social media and non … [Read more...] about Reflections on Twitter Chat Facilitation Techniques
Note from Beth: Social media is not a waste a time, but there are ways to waste your time. On Saturday, I had the honor of presenting at Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp and one of the burning questions was about efficiency. So, I'm going to explore this theme over the coming weeks. A few weeks ago, I started a thread on my blog's Facebook Page, "What are the best tips and tools for saving time managing your nonprofit's Facebook Page?" I summarized the tips shared in this earlier … [Read more...] about What Tools Do You Use for Making Your Nonprofit's Social Media Use Efficient?