Scott Sheper, author of The Art of Focus, has compiled seven interesting new rules for using Twitter. His perspective is that Twitter 1.0 (“What are you doing right now?”) is dead. Twitter 2.0 is “What’s interesting?” and involves sharing links. Here are four of his seven new ways to use Twitter: Avoid Twitter clients. Don’t market yourself within Twitter. Share valuable information without trying. Cultivate your community. Read … [Read more...] about Welcome to Twitter 2.0
As Shabbat concluded, so did The National Day of Unplugging. This story was published by The New York Times as Shabbat began here in Jerusalem. The video is from the same team that brought us The Tribe. A New Take on the Old Sabbath Ritual of Unplugging I am typing fast because at sundown (7:20 p.m.), I plan to join in the first National Day of Unplugging and turn my electronic devices off until sundown Saturday. The effort, reported … [Read more...] about Did You Remember to Unplug?
from brandchannel: Facebook Now More Popular Than Google The numbers are in. Facebook has overtaken Google’s popularity among internet users in the US. Industry data shows that the social networking site has scored more visits on itshome page than the search engine. Research firm Experian Hitwise noted that the two sites accounted for 14 percent of all US internet visits last week, each grabbing about half of that number with Facebook at … [Read more...] about Facebook Outpaces Google
Are you sick of having conversations with people with their noses buried in an iPhone? Are you that person? Then put down the cell phone, stop the status updates on Facebook, shut down Twitter, sign out of e-mail and relax, as part of a National Day of Unplugging. People across the nation will tune out to reclaim time to slow life down and reconnect with friends, family, the community and themselves for 24 hours, starting at sundown, … [Read more...] about Join Sabbath Manifesto in a National Day of Unplugging
from MobileActive.org: Texting for Charitable Dollars: The Definitive Guide to Mobile Fundraising In aftermath of the January 2010 Haiti earthquake text donations to the Red Cross and other charities received enormous publicity, and generated a significant outpouring of donations. (SMS is an alternate term for text message - a160 character message sent over the mobile network) The swiftness and the magnitude of the response made many … [Read more...] about Text Giving: A How-to Guide