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Social Media

How do I use social media?
    My Fan page on Facebook like me on Facebook
    I use my fan page to post links to online resources I've developed or revised, resources or information I think would be of valuable to nonprofits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government-based community programs and other mission-based organizations, as well as information related to engaging volunteers, humanitarian / development / aid, communications, tech4good, ICT4D, Free & Open Source technologies (particularly those that can benefit nonprofits, NGOs and government programs) . I also note here when I have published a new blog, published a new Tech4Impact newsletter, upload a new video, It can be anywhere from 1 to 5 posts a day. If you follow me on Twitter, you won't see much different information on Facebook from me.
    You can also subscribe to this Facebook fan page via RSS: subscribe to Facebook status updates via RSS

     
     
    Me on GooglePlus add me to a GooglePlus circle
    I use this in exactly the same way that I use my Fan page on Facebook: exact same postings (when I remember that I have a GooglePlus account)

     
     
    My @jcravens42 Twitter feed follow me on Twitter
    This is my primary social media and online community interaction. My tweets, and those I follow, are regarding nonprofits and NGOs, engaging volunteers, humanitarian / development / aid, communications, tech4good, women & girls, Afghanistan, ICT4D, Free & Open Source technologies (particularly those that can benefit nonprofits, NGOs and government programs) and parks / tourism for development (development in the sense of community and human development). I also post about updates to my web site and new blog posts, interact with other Twitter users and participate in Tweetchats. I can post or retweet up to 50 things in an entire day (particularly when I'm participating in a tweet chat). But tweets are quite staggered. If I already follow you on Facebook or Twitter or LinkedIn, or already subscribe to your email newsletter, and your Twitter feed is pretty much just a regurgitation of those, then I won't follow you on Twitter (and that's not a criticism! Just means I don't want to muddle up my Twitter feed with information I already get elsewhere). Keywords I follow on Twitter:

    #volunteer
    #volunteers
    #VolunTweet
    #microvolunteering
    #globalservice
    #TechSoupDYB
    #ttvolmgrs
           (Thursday Tweet chat re: volunteer engagement)

    #vmlearn
    #CSR
    #nonprofits
    #nonprofit
    #ngos
    #NP
    #NPTwitter

    #humanitarian
    #ict4d
    #TechWomen
    #WomenInTech
    #Tech4Good
    #nptech
    #digitaldivide
    #VirtualTeams
    #distributedteams
    #workshifting
    #foss
    #opensource
    #womensrights
    I also follow various non-English words related to volunteers and volunteering.

     
     
    My blog subscribe to my blog
    I blog regarding nonprofits and NGOs and all organizations that serve people rather than profits, engaging volunteers, humanitarian / development / aid, communications, tech4good, women & girls, Afghanistan, and parks / tourism for development (development in the sense of community and human development). I also sometimes post about traveling and causes I personally support. You can follow this blog via RSS, like me on Facebook, or add me to a circle on GooglePlus, or follow me on Twitter to know when I upload something new.

     
     
    Me on YouTube
    There's not much here. Just two professional videos, and two videos of my dog Albi. More in 2012! To know when I update my YouTube channel, subscribe to any of the aforementioned social media feeds.


    Jayne A Broad Facebook page like me on Facebook
    This Facebook fan page is where I follow USA state parks, national parks, national forests, and organizations focused on sustainable tourism, getting children, women and under-represented groups outdoors, and related international organizations and sites. My travel-related tweets from the my jayne_a_broad twitter feed (see below) get posted here automatically. It's about learning and sharing regarding tourism as a tool for economic and community development - and the importance of travel for our personal and educational growth.

     
     
    My @jayne_a_broad Twitter feed follow me on Twitter
    This Twitter feed is focused on my experiences traveling, camping, riding my motorcycle or my bicycle, taking mass transit (buses and trains), commuting by walking or bicycling, and various other mostly-personal interests, including politics. If you are a woman motorcyclist, a non-spandex-wearing bicycle commuter or girlie-bike rider, an international adventure or budget traveler, a motorcycle traveler, a mass transit advocate, or a writer or researcher regarding any of these subjects, you might enjoy this Twitter feed. It's about learning and sharing regarding tourism as a tool for economic and community development - and the importance of travel for our personal and educational growth.

 
 
Tech4Impact email newsletter
Even with all of the various social media out there, some people still prefer email communications. That's why I still publish my Tech4Impact email newsletter. It comes out once a month, and has more than 800 subscribers. It focuses on at least one resource related to technology and nonprofits, and then lists all of the blog subjects that have been posted since the last issue.

 
 
Online Discussion Groups

There are MANY online discussion groups relating mission-based/public sector management, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society, computers and their effect on communities, net activism, volunteerism, etc. Some are on web-based platforms, like YahooGroups, GoogleGroups or a platform of their own, or are via email, like on a ListServ or Majordomo software, and most are a combination of the two (with subscribers having the power to receive messages either via email or via the web, as they like). Below are the groups I frequent.

There are numerous online groups related to nonprofits, NGOs, etc. on LinkedIn and Facebook, but these are closed gardens - you have to be a member of those platforms in order to use them. I'm a member of quite a few LinkedIn groups, but mostly to read other people's announcements (very little discussion going on).

You can find an Internet discussion group for just about any subject or geographic area (and if you cannot find such, why not start your own? I think YahooGroups is the best free platform out there, by far). For advice on how to find such groups, and how to learn to participate in online groups, see this resource, The dynamics of online culture & community.

 
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