I love this new video from the Case Foundation about the power of social media for social change. The numbers illustrate how far the field has come in adopting social media, although not 100% adoption. The video reminded me of the classic video, "The Machine is US/ing Us." I often used the video at social media workshops back then to generate discussion about how our world is changing. When I first got started with social media training (2004-2007), I often rain into a lot of raised … [Read more...] about Have Online Social Networks Become Boring?
Archives for May 2012
Pinning Our Lives: Pinterest and Beyond View more presentations from Aliza Sherman Back in January, I wrote a post about Pinterest as a curation tool to organize and share visual content I've collected in a pleasing visual way. As the platform has evolved over the past few months, there are some other benefits including driving traffic and conversions and more recently how pinning helps encourage audiences to "like" the brand more. I've be facilitating a few introductory workshops and … [Read more...] about A Few Good Pinterest Tools, Tips, and Resources
Visual Thinking Presentation for UnitedHealth Innovation Day View more presentations from burowe At the NTEN NTC conference this year, I did a session on data visualization for nonprofits called "Picturing Your Data Is Better Than 1000 Numbers" with Johanna Morariu from Innonet and Brian Kennedy of ChildrenNow. Shortly after, I decided to start curating resources on data visualization over at Scoop.It and continue to add the best stuff to the resources section on the session wiki. In my … [Read more...] about Data Visualization Techniques for Those Who Can't Draw
Women Who Tech Around the World View more presentations from Beth Kanter Yesterday, I had the honor of participating in the 4th annual Women Who Tech TeleSummit that brings together women breaking new ground in technology who use their tech savvy skills to transform the world and inspire change. Created by Alyson Kapin four years ago, WomenWhoTech is a network for thriving community of women in technology professions by giving women an open platform to share their talents, experiences, and … [Read more...] about Women Who Tech Around the World
NetSmart is Howard Rheingold's latest book. It synthesizes his 30 years of experience if being a model digital citizen and what he has learned from asking other this simple question: How to use social media intelligently and mindfully? Lately, I have been working in far flung places which means long, very long airplane rides without Internet access! This book has been my companion lately - not only because it is so rich (check out the table of contents) but it has given me a lot to think … [Read more...] about Net Smart: How To Thrive Online