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- There’s all kinds of crazy going on at Facebook this week, from the introduction of “retweets” to the rollout of analytics for individual posts on authenticated Pages to allowing Facebook app developers to request user email addresses. And while we’re at it, you might need to put up a new profile photo in the coming weeks. Whew.
- Are you a conversationalist? Forrester Research has just updated its social technographics ladder (a visualization that maps out some of the ways in which people participate in social media) to include Conversationalists: the Twitterers and the Facebook-status updaters. As they say, social media is all about conversation.
- Relief efforts for Haiti continue, and text messaging is still the story of the season. Texting makes it so easy to give, but is it easy enough for nonprofits to actually get the pledged funds? The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports on how cell phone companies are working with organizations like the Red Cross to speed up the process, which usually take two to three months.
- Don’t forget: today is your last chance to vote for your favorite nonprofit to win a million dollars in the Chase Community Giving competition on Facebook. Five runners-up will win $100,000 each, so even if the group you support isn’t at the top of the table, it could be worth a click.
- It’s Friday, so today is already pretty darn great, but it gets better: the puppy cam is back!
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