Local is the new black | Weekly Roundup
- An interesting new study from Pew Internet finds that 27% of online adults turn to the internet to communicate with neighbors and connect with their local communities. Does this mean we’re moving closer together, or farther apart?
- We love their gadgets (front-facing camera phone! Pretty.), but is Apple really a friend to the nonprofit world? As Jake Shapiro points out on Ars Technica, the company’s approach to philanthropy and support for charitable causes that use its platforms leave something to be desired.
- Rosita Cortez shares some tips and tricks for how your nonprofit can make the most of Google Docs. Believe you me, having all your documents in the cloud, easily accessible and sharable from any internet connection, is a heady feeling. And an unsettling one.
- But why stop at just one great cloud-based tool? On Beth’s Blog, Beth Kanter suggests a whole list of ways nonprofits can use SlideShare, a wep app for sharing presentations, to communicate better online.
- Do you have a whole bunch of Facebook fans/likers and no idea what to do next? If your social media efforts are all dressed up with no place to go, maybe you’ve missed a step in your strategy. Debra Askanase outlines a framework for crafting a social media strategy that will help you make sure you’ve covered all the bases.