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Let’s put “Social” back into “Social Media”

Jan 7th, 2012 | By
Let’s put “Social” back into “Social Media”

Don’t you hate it when organisations are using social media merely as a “broadcast medium”? You know the types…, those who only tweet links to their own websites, only publish their own publications on Facebook,… Those who never reply when you send them a message on Twitter, and hardly monitor their social media channels. No (…)

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The Social Media Revolution

Sep 6th, 2011 | By
The Social Media Revolution

 From time to time, those of us working in social media, still have to convince people on the reach and use of it all. So, here is another infographics/infomercial video. Always good at the beginning of a presentation. Video is based on the book “Socialnomics” by Erik Qualman (Discovered via @gaurisalokhe and @rsamii)



Beware of social media experts

Sep 3rd, 2011 | By
Beware of social media experts

Now that social media is reaching its popularity peak, the market is flooded with so-called “experts” and “guru’s”. I always wondered why people would call themself “expert” or “guru”.. I played with social media since 2006. For the past two years, much of my work involved social media. For the past year, I have done (…)

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Social media in rural Africa

Oct 20th, 2010 | By
Social media in rural Africa

We are never too old to learn. This morning, I was participating in a session at the AgKnowledge Africa share fair in Addis, on “How to report on agriculture issues”. One presenter introduced his experiences as a radio reporter, where he travels around interviewing farmers on the diverse aspects of their daily life, their problems (…)

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How to explain “social media” in 60 minutes

Oct 19th, 2010 | By
How to explain “social media” in 60 minutes

Remember the shout-out post I wrote a couple of months ago, asking for social media volunteers at the AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia? Well, over forty volunteers raised their hand, and invested a fair share of their time and expertise in putting the social media strategy together to cover the four days (…)

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Think Like A Social Media Marketing Genius

Jun 30th, 2010 | By
Think Like A Social Media Marketing Genius

An interesting slide set by social media guru Beth Kanter, showing how social media can be used as a marketing tool – specifically for non-profit organisations. Some of the slides contain details you will only see when watching the slide show in full screen (click on the menu icon – Choose “Full screen”)..



The biggest list of nonprofit blogs just got bigger

Jan 12th, 2010 | By
The biggest list of nonprofit blogs just got bigger

With the help several people, I spend a lot of time collecting and updating my list of nonprofit blogs, which I publish on my Delicious list. Over the past months, this list grew to 549 blogs.



Evidence of the social media revolution

Aug 18th, 2009 | By
Evidence of the social media revolution

In case you still needed convincing social media is not a trend, but a revolution: There¬†are over 200,000,000 blogs in the world¬†and 54% of bloggers post content or tweet daily. It took Radio 38 years to reach 50 million users. TV did better: 13 years, the Internet 4 Years and iPod 3 Years. Facebook on (…)

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What is “Social Media”?

Jun 11th, 2009 | By
What is “Social Media”?

I found 10 excellent presentations about Social Media on econsultancy.com. Here is one which gives an excellent all-round introduction into the world of Social Media: