Privacy? What privacy? | Weekly Roundup
- Another week, another iteration of Facebook’s privacy settings. This post from All Facebook explains what you need to know about the changes. (And if you’re not yet sick of the topic, here’s a smart article from Bruce Nussbaum on Harvard Business Review about why Facebook’s actions are a problem for the company.)
- And in the spirit of privacy, Google has now made it pretty easy for individual users to opt out of being tracked by Analytics. Uh oh.
- It’s Friday…do you know who your volunteers are? This information visualization from the Pepsi Refresh campaign figuratively rifles through the pocketbook of a typical volunteer, sharing statistics and demographic information. Rebecca Leaman of Wild Apricot takes a closer look at what makes the graphic successful and suggests ways that your nonprofit can emulate those lessons in your communications.
- Two innovative uses of online tools in the service of nonprofit causes this week: Earthjustice uses foursquare checkins to raise money and awareness in its efforts to fight the oil industry, and DonorsChoose partners with Groupon (a group coupon site) to raise money in an interesting spin on the tried-and-true matching gift campaign.
- YouTube just got a bit more social with the integration of Google Moderator, a tool that allows YouTube channel owners to start conversations, ask questions, and solicit feedback from visitors. If you don’t have a channel yet, check out YouTube’s Nonprofit Program and set one up.
- We Ducks are hoping that you were all as distracted by the Google Pac-Man logo as we were, and so didn’t notice the precipitous decline in our productivity. Apparently, we’re in good company: one estimate puts the collective value of the productive time lost to the doodle at over 120 million dollars.