Beth Kanter: Six Signs That Twitter Isn't for Your Nonprofit Here is one sign from Beth, "You think Twitter is a bull horn and is a great way to broadcast campaign messaging from a Twitter account that is branded with your logo." What are your signs? Check out her readers' comments too.
Christian Kreutz: How Can Nonprofits Use Twitter? Should They Even Bother? Christian argues that nonprofits should and shouldn't use Twitter. Tricky huh? Check out his reasons why. Nancy White: How Can Nonprofits Use Twitter? Should They Even Bother? Nancy's advice, "[L]earn to use Twitter as an individual who happens to work for a nonprofit, then with other twitterers in your NPO, think if Twitter makes sense to you. It is one of those tools which really requires a sense of the possible practices to really then think about strategic application." Shawn Zehnder Lea How Associations Can Use Twitter Shawn, the Vice President for Strategic Communications at the Mississippi Hospital Association, echoes Nancy's advice when she writes, "It seems I do better using new technology personally first. Then I slowly begin to realize the business applications." She provides a practical list of ways nonprofits can use Twitter. That's her frozen peavatar above.
Alexandra Samuel: Change Status: Facebook and Twittering for a New World. Alexandra posts that Twitter and social networking as tools to track the progress of the worldwide movement for social change. She encourages your Twitter or Facebook update to answer the question, "What did you do today that moved your work, your organization, your issue or your personal practice forward? "
Rich Zamor: Microblogging with Twitter and Drupal Riche is running two experiments right now, 1) Using the Twitter module for Drupal 5 (which powers his site) 2) Using the Twitter RSS feed subscription to aggregate updates to his site. Check out the results on his post.
karitas @NetSquared i think IFYC is playing with the idea, but only because @cyrusbryan and i are into it. people are still asking what is twitter.. NetSquared @karitas How do you think IFYC will use it? karitas @NetSquared my initial reply is here, but i think there's lots of ways karitas @NetSquared, but i think the post was right; listening, surrounding yourself with the right people, engaging, and sharing have to be key
ruby : @NetSquared I can't believe you asked that question... on Twitter. :-P
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