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.
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The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet Wired "Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services — think apps — are less about the searching and more about the getting. Chris Anderson explains how this new paradigm reflects the inevitable course of capitalism. And Michael Wolff explains why the new breed of media titan is forsaking the Web for more promising (and profitable) pastures."
Virtual Revolution: How 20 years of the web has reshaped our lives BBC This BBC documentary series explores how the world wide web is reshaping almost every aspect of our lives. The really interesting thing about this program is that, from it's inception, it has been a collaborative process where the audience was able to shape the production long before broadcast. Loads of online content and program clips to explore!
57 things I’ve learned founding three companies by Jason Goldberg on betashop Goldberg shares his lessons learned from founding several tech companies. These are excellent tips for social entrepreneurs and anyone else interested in leading a small, innovative team.
Beyond the Code: 25 Best Nonprofit Websites by Rosita Cortez "From Parkinson research to fighting poverty, a small group of nonprofits are using their virtual real estate effectively. Besides having a sleek design, these nonprofits are implementing key features that wow users and keep them coming back. Check out the elements all great nonprofit websites have in common and find out who is doing things right!"
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My (FREE) iGoogle Brand Monitoring Dashboard by Carie Lewis Interested in knowing what people are saying about your organization online but have a budget of zero? Here's a step-by-step guide to creating a comprehensive monitoring dashboard to save you time searching for important mentions.
HOW TO: Accept Credit Card Payments on Mobile Devices by Jennifer Van Grove on Mashable New technology is emerging that allows credit card transactions via the iPhone. This post outlines several services and how to use them. Are there any organizations out there accepting donations this way?