Shopping, dating, and social media for social good | Weekly roundup
- Two new ways to bring a bit more social good into your life: donate the balance of leftover gift cards to charity, or support both a favorite cause and your social life at www.GiveandDate.com. What next, I wonder?
- A great post from the Diosa Communications blog consolidating the wisdom of over 3 years as an organizer of nonprofit communities online. My favorite takeaway: in social media, nonprofits have a lot to fear from fear itself.
- At the Duck, we’re fond of saying that before you go headfirst into social media, you should make sure your core online communications tools–website and email strategy–are in good shape. In that spirit, some tips from FundRaising Success on crafting a strong email campaign.
- From the groundswell blog, updated 2009 social technographics for online US adults. The big picture: while not everyone is in a hurry to create content (like blogs and videos), participating in social media as a spectator (like reading blogs and watching videos) is becoming increasingly standard.
- According to a survey of GenY, social media is for narcissists (gasp!). More interestingly, most of the survey respondents are also pretty much okay with this. (Does this mean “social media experts” should start billing themselves as “expert narcissists”?)
I’m at Mashable’s Social Good Conference (#socialgood for you Twitter types) this Friday–check out the live stream or follow me on Twitter @bigduckliz for highlights.
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