Bridging The On-Line Real-World Gap

As I was Googling for something from an old work project, I stumbled across this interview with Marshall Kirkpatrick from 2006. Marshall and I had met a few years before at the Nonprofit Technology Conference. He has gone on to become a leading blogger on new media issues and is now a Senior Writer at …

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How to keep thinking like a network

I had a great time today at the 2010 N.C. Tech for Good Conference. (Izzy enjoyed the reception afterward.) I did a talk called “How to think like a network,” which is my latest iteration of my favorite subject: the five aspects of effective networks, a.k.a. network-centric advocacy. I’ve been talking to nonprofits, geeks, and …

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NetSquared chat logs posted

Thanks to Tantek Çelik for setting up a wiki for us at http://NetSquared.pbwiki.com. I have posted partial chat transcripts there on the N2Y2 page. Here’s day 1 and day 2. I made these transcripts by just copying the log whenever I remembered, so there are some gaps especially at the beginning. Please fill in any …

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Mind the gap, part 1

This is the first part of a rant I have been mulling over for about 3 years now. I want to get it up before the end of the event, so I will save my proposal for a second post. Cross-posted at http://www.netsquared.org/blog/rubyji/mind-gap-part-1 Advanced nonprofit technology practitioners need a place to connect and learn from …

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Following NetSquared

So NetSquared is going well. As expected: tons of great people and too much information (in a good way). I’ve been posting updates on Twitter, you can see mine and other people’s comments at http://twitter.com/NetSquared/with_friends I also started a new “back channel” as the official IRC wasn’t working for everyone. We’re using the free and …

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NetCubed

I’ll be getting up veeery early tomorrow morning to head west for the second annual NetSquared conference-thingy. Last year’s event had a profound effect on me. It’s where I first started using Second Life , and it’s where I had the opportunity to deepen my relationship with the brilliant Micah Sifry which led to my …

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Widgets for change

In honor of the launch of Change.org’s new political actions tools and of the fact that I am going the be the “project champion” for the Genocide Intervention Network next week at NetSquared, here’s a widget that brings them both together. The Genocide Intervention Network envisions a world in which the global community is willing …

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A collective “nice to meet you”

It seems like after every conference I come away with a handful of business cards and the intention to follow up with lots of new people and possibilities. However, my intention does not always translate into action. Although I still hope to contact these folks and/or blog about about all the cool things they are …

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Thanks for making it happen with me

I just got home after a very long day of inter-coastal travel. I will post a longer thing tommorrow about the rest of the awesome people I met at NetSquared. So I was recruited to lead a Making it Happen: Tips & Tricks session at NetSquared. I called it: how to be more cause-based, aka …

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Whew!

NetSquared was one of the best conferences I’ve been to in years. I kept having experiences that were so interesting I wanted to blog about them but the coolness didn’t stop and I was torn between doing cool stuff and blogging about it. (Yes I am a geek!) There were just as many cool people …

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