Entries in New Media (2)

Thursday
Jul162009

New Media For Non-Profits

"Technology empowers organizations with the ability to improve relationships with volunteers, donors, and constituents, which enhances the work nonpro´Čüts do."

Awhile ago, I gave a presentation on "Incorporating Traditional and New Media Into Your Nonprofit" and thought I would post that presentation here to share with anyone interested. I'd be interested to hear from you if you've used new media within your nonprofit.

Monday
Nov102008

Web 2.0 In 5 Minutes

For those still wondering what all this "web 2.0 stuff" is about, spend 5 minutes with the video below and you just might ready be for Web 3.0. It's a little on the technical side at some points, but you'll get the idea. As defined on Wikipedia (a "web 2.0" site): Web 2.0 is a term describing the trend in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aims to enhance creativity, information sharing, and, most notably, collaboration among users. These concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities and hosted services, such as social-networking sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies. The term became notable after the first O'Reilly Media Web 2.0 conference in 2004.[2][3] Although the term suggests a new version of the World Wide Web, it does not refer to an update to any technical specifications, but to changes in the ways software developers and end-users use the Web. According to Tim O'Reilly: “Web 2.0 is the business revolution in the computer industry caused by the move to the Internet as platform, and an attempt to understand the rules for success on that new platform.” Some technology experts, notably Tim Berners-Lee, have questioned whether one can use the term in a meaningful way, since many of the technology components of "Web 2.0" have existed since the early days of the Web."