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- Success in social media isn’t necessarily about dollars, but it isn’t all about followers and page views either. Frank Barry on NetWits Think Tank suggests some of the most important metrics nonprofits can track to determine whether their online efforts are paying off.
- If you’re a Delicious user, you’ve probably heard that the future of the social bookmarking service is somewhat in doubt. Shopping for a new bookmarking solution, or interested in getting started? Kristina Leroux describes some interesting alternatives, as well as instructions for getting your data out of Delicious.
- Mobile sites are becoming increasingly important as more and more people use their cell phones to browse the web. Learn more about how to optimize your website for mobile search from ReadWriteWeb.
- Speaking of the importance of mobile, did you know that Apple doesn’t allow iPhone apps that solicit or accept donations? The nonprofit tech community is on the case. On her blog, Beth Kanter reviews the latest in the discussion, Steve Jobs’s response (or lack thereof), and the implications for mobile giving.
- Attention, fellow word geeks. Google has released a searchable database of books–Google Books Ngram Viewer–that lets you chart how frequently specific words and phrases appear in literature over time. Here’s a fun fact for language-lovers and technophiles, courtesy of TechCrunch: the popularity of the word “twitter” peaked in 1900 and has been trending steadily downhill ever since–that is, until the launch of a certain social media site.
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