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Making a ‘Tweet This’ Button with # and @

Are you trying to set up a “Tweet This” link in your email newsletter but it keeps looking funny or not including all the text? Last year, Matt wrote one of Social Source Common’s most popular blog posts that details Creating “Share This on Facebook/Twitter” Links. The post includes what code is needed to create [...]

Engaging Network Hubs

One of the best ways to take advantage of social networks is to realize that they work just like in-person social networks. Well. Maybe not JUST like in-person social networks. There isn’t much handshaking going on, but the underlying strategies and mutual back-scratching of in-person relationships and network-building are still there. One tactic to broaden [...]

Are You a Twitter Spammer?

Recently one of the organizations that we work with had their account suspended on Twitter. The situation looked something like this. The organization started tweeting about a video/petition. No biggie, right? Well, they started to tweet at people (putting the @username at the beginning of the tweet). A lot. And not just anyone. Celebrities, big [...]

Add Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn Accounts to Your SSC Profile

Hi all you Social Source Commons users out there! Just a quick note to say that we’ve added a little piece of new functionality that gives you more ways to connect to the SSC community. You can now add your Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts to your SSC Profile. To play, just Login to Social [...]

Creating “Share This on Facebook/Twitter” Links

Recently, someone asked me how to put together a link in HTML that, when clicked, took the clicker to their Twitter page with a tweet already filled in. She basically wanted an easy way to let people share her newsletter. I was putting this little color-coded guide together for her and I thought I’d turn [...]

Musings & Rumblings on Twitter vs. Facebook

FeatureComparisons Following Character Limits @ Functionality Streams Additional Content Searches Conversations Forwarding Content Idealware recently introduced a great tool for nonprofits thinking about using Twitter and Facebook for organizational communications. The tool is a great introduction to some of the differences between the two services and where they may be useful. I wanted to pile [...]

Special Event Hashtag for Resource-Routing

Aspiration just got back from Barcelona, Spain working with Mozilla to put on the 2010 Drumbeat Festival around the intersection between Open Education and the web. It was a blast filled with people from around the world, Serrano ham and a lot (possibly too much) Spanish espresso. One of the things that we helped with [...]

Social Media for Events

On a day to day basis, it’s easy to ebb and flow your social media efforts depending on what’s going on at your organization and how much engagement needs to be done with your community. But what about social media surrounding events? With Aspiration putting together so many events lately, (OSPcon, Open Subtitles Design Summit, [...]

Twitter Policy Head-Scratchers

There are many questions to ask yourself when putting together a policy for your organization’s Twitter account and Aspiration and Social Source Commons are asking them. Because of the casual, disposable nature of Twitter’s medium, organizations may think that they don’t have to pay as strict attention to it as an online communications channel. However, [...]

Building a Social Media Dashboard with Netvibes

With all of this talk about Social Media Dashboards, I thought I would condense Aspiration‘s Building Your Own Social Media Dashboard slide deck into a blog post to show you how easy it is to start monitoring social media outlets for what you care about. What the hoozeewhatsit is a “Dashboard”, anyway? A dashboard is [...]

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