The Pew Research Center has released a research report called "The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being." Pew interviewed technology experts and scholars (including me) about the benefits and drawbacks of our digital lives. The expert predictions about the impact of the internet over the next 10 years came in response to questions asked by Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center in an online canvassing conducted between Dec. 11, 2017, and Jan. 15, 2018. This … [Read more...] about Pew Research Report: The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being
Note from Beth: Digital storytelling is key to fundraising success, but using a storytelling lens in your organization can have further benefit of busting organizational silos. Miriam Brosseau and Stephanie Corleto share why. How and Why Stories Can Bust Nonprofit Silos - Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau and Stephanie Corleto Silos are for corn. Stories are for people. Fortunately, storytelling busts silos. Organizational silos are the bane of too many nonprofit communicators’ existences. … [Read more...] about How and Why Stories Can Bust Nonprofit Silos
The Facebook data scandal (reports that Cambridge Analytica, a firm used by the Trump 2016 presidential campaign, scraped Facebook data for millions of users without their knowledge or permission) that erupted in mid-March and prompted user outrage, including a hashtag #deletefacebook, continues to grow. Yesterday, Facebook dropped another bomb: It now believes that information of up to 87 million members may have been "improperly shared" with Cambridge Analytica. [* nearly 71 million U.S. … [Read more...] about The Facebook Scandal and What It Means for Your Nonprofit's Digital Strategy
In the aftermath of the reports that Cambridge Analytica, a firm that worked on President Trump’s 2016 campaign, used private data on 50 million Facebook users has erupted into a strong backlash against Facebook. The hashtag #deletefacebook has been circulating on the Internet. I have seen many posts of outrage from friends and colleagues, all angry at Facebook and threatening to delete their accounts. There was radio silence from Facebook until 24 hours ago when Mark Zuckerberg released an … [Read more...] about Are you going to #deletefacebook?
As we all know, in early January, Facebook announced some sweeping changes in the News Feed to prioritize content from friends and family and fewer updates from brands and news. The intent as described by Zuckerberg was to encourage meaningful interaction and ensure that time on Facebook was well spent. The changes have also prompted nonprofits to reevaluate their digital strategies and make changes in strategies and tactics. But one thing I've been noticing about my friends on Facebook, … [Read more...] about Facebook Usage Declines: What Does It Mean for Your Nonprofit's Digital Strategy?