Posts tagged "web"

Q & A With A Chicago Now Blogger: Extreme Parenting

One of the great advantages of being part of the Chicago Now blogging network is the opportunity to interact with a diverse range of unique individuals. So when the opportunity came to participate in today’s “Q & A With a Blogger Day”, I eagerly volunteered….and when I received the name of the person who I... Read more »

B Is For Blogging

B Is For Blogging
Blogging is the one social media activity that drives consumer and user recommendations. It is probably the “easiest” of all social media to master….and yet, many non-profits and social benefit agents are intimidated by it. Yes, blogging is a challenge – creating unique essays and written content on a regular basis seems daunting, especially when done in balance... Read more »

Librivox: Public Domain Done Right

Public domain books (whose copyrights have lapsed) are often more readily available for public consumption….but sadly, no works in the United States entered the public domain this year. Much like Creative Commons (of more recent vintage), public domain works allow for greater distribution and reuse of works, creating new media from bits of the old?... Read more »
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Hacking Open Data for Democracy

One of the treasure troves for hackers is the idea of “open data” – data which Chicago government provides for citizens to maintain transparency. However, interpreting this data can be a challenge, because there are very few online resources for doing so….unless, of course, you head to 1871 every Tuesday night. This past week, I... Read more »

The Non-Profit's Insider Guide to Engaging Bloggers

The Non-Profit's Insider Guide to Engaging Bloggers
As a blogger, I often receive requests for reviews (whether they be comics and/or DVDs on my personal blog, or professional books for this blog), and I’m always more than willing to comply. However, like many of my fellow bloggers, I frequently receive requests that don’t fit my blog…and requests to advise non-profits on how... Read more »

Google's Black Friday Gift

Today is best known as “Black Friday” due to heavy amounts of retail occurring. But today, I’m going to encourage everyone to become advocates in a way that will make today a little less Black. Google is starting efforts to help make the Internet “free and legal” – efforts are underway to more heavily regulate... Read more »
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A Gallery of Links

A Gallery of Links
Every once in awhile, I like to assemble a small gallery of links to articles about a variety of issues. Granted, it may seem like lazy blogging, but there is quite a bit happening around tech and the social good – so much so that trying to select a single topic can be a bit... Read more »

Facebook's Flawed Promotion

Facebook's Flawed Promotion
For many non-profits and other agents of social good, Facebook is a key channel, allowing many organizations to build their communities, foster online communication, and tap into other networks….with a minimum of cost. In fact, both Hubspot and Tech Soup pointed to great guides that can inform non-profits about how to use Facebook more effectively. However, Facebook... Read more »

Blogs: The "Hidden" Social Network

Blogs: The "Hidden" Social Network
They are the “hidden” social network. This channel is one of the greatest tools an organization can use to promote the social good….and which is sorely underutilized. I’m talking, of course, about blogs. You’re reading one, of course. (And I’m not the only socially conscious blogger on Chicago Now…or even in Chicago). Why are blogs... Read more »
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For Your Reading Pleasure

For Your Reading Pleasure
This past Monday, I worked (and attended) Heartland Mobile Council’s MobiU2012 Summit – there was a great deal of information provided, and I’ll be writing about one of the sessions in the next week. In that spirit, I’m going to provide some really great articles that I’ve come across on the web. These links describe... Read more »