The NetSquared team reads and shares lots of different blog posts, articles, reports, and surveys within our team. We have a lot of fun sharing within the team and it occurred to us that we should start sharing them with you, too! Net2 Recommends is a monthly series of news and blog posts from around the web that we found interesting or inspiring, mind-bending or opinion-changing, fun or just plain weird.
Teach Parents Tech from Google
Teach Parents Tech is a new site designed to allow you to select any number of simple tech support videos to send to mom, dad or uncle Vinnie. We think these are excellent tools for helping you to help your not-so-tech-savvy nonprofit colleagues - or perhaps even your service recipients!
The big picture
Social Networks Meant for Social Good, but at a Price NYTimes.com
Crowdrise, Jumo, Causecast and Causes are all online spaces designed to promote awareness-raising and fundraising for nonprofits. In this article, Stephanie Strom delves into how these sites work and the funding behind them.
It's About Impact NOT Influence Frogloop
In this post, Allyson Kapin explains the importance of IMPACT as the goal for social media outreach by organizations. Learn the difference between influence and impact and how you can use influence to create real impact for your organization.
Technology Trends for Nonprofits in 2011 NTEN
"How should nonprofits position themselves in this ever changing world of technology? How important is it for them to understand and keep up with the new trends in technology? To answer these questions and more, we at Smart Online™ used this last quarter of 2010 to try and unravel the ‘Technology Trends for Nonprofits’ in 2011. We hope that nonprofits will find this trend(y) report handy in planning their technology strategies for the New Year!"
The Scale of the Universe htwins
Okay, this is the REALLY big picture. Ever wondered how small we really are? This visualization will blow your mind.
Wouldn't you like to have a low bandwidth version of Skype? Kabissa
Skype is creating a bespoke low-bandwidth version of the software for use in remote areas of the world. While this sounds like great news, this blog post (and the excellent follow-up comments) share how this isn't quite as exciting as the headlines would suggest.