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(English → Español) View originalTranslators: This post updated April 27th, 20121covec1mv0oxiuvx1mrr6f9alj21q9th At Aspiration, we often talk to organizations with questions about whether to set up a Profileba9mu2p8gd5as0za74k44f3b09jmb99d, Groupambm6lq3livbcsas98w5y05l88ai4mn4, or Pagehnpszgwkfhrv06wr2kkpkd84zzr5iurq on Facebook for their organization. I wanted to walk through some of the differences between these to help guide your Facebook set up.sc48dxcewyw5qj60777zcffcvkekvzzd Define Your […]

Creating “Share This on Facebook/Twitter” Links">Creating “Share This on Facebook/Twitter” Links

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: 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 […]

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(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Your Favorite Blog Comment Search Service is Goneh7ywm4ll859juy61hjj3575u1vm8ukf1 Backtype, everyone’s favorite blog comment search engine is no longer a blog comment search engine. This is terrible news for those of us who construct our own social media dashboards by pulling in search RSS feeds. There isn’t an alternative free service […]

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(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Recently, being a geek about Newsletter templates and HTML, I found myself voluntarily clicking on a link to vote for the best of a user-generated collection of email templates at Vertical Response. Excitement to participate soon disolved to other-worldly rage when I realized that the only way to vote was […]

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(English → Español) View originalTranslators: With all of this talk about channels, focuses (foci) and conversation, the elephant in the room is the Social Source Commons Facebook page. Kind of the Jan Brady compared to the Marcia that is the Aspiration Facebook page, our SSC Facebook page just doesn’t get much play. While the Aspiration […]

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(English → Español) View originalTranslators: A couple of days ago, on the Aspiration Facebooklmaxse50qv8zeqgu3p56rlw5ppa810cd page, I asked if people thought it was cool and kosher to take screenshots of Facebooklmaxse50qv8zeqgu3p56rlw5ppa810cd comment threads and stick them into blog posts. The replies were varied and I encourage you to take a look at this screenshot of the […]

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(English → Español) View originalTranslators: FeatureComparisons8fwoz1nhceaunbq5vq5biw04hox7ihkg Followinghj8tfkxpqrygk53i9hrxn9rkovauhixp Character Limitskje8bb28xolpdjytcg16df7v2hcn1uvc @ Functionalityqxtwg7r2ea8sl7utpejrbecpk8k7rxe7 Streamsq72w1ab7ozvk8yqqrlr1co6eag0g2cjj Additional Contentw2016n015kz6g44qmjrna4t8sp9zsxke Searches2yx7b17d4omaoai7hzs9qlhkrfzj002s Conversations2qo7e49ied8jsiw5j6zj9utrznwasw7l Forwarding Contentq3lujhguvyv506amw404oaykhdnbhzpy Idealware recently introduced a great tool for nonprofits thinking about using Twittertyotr1wiyhkfjwcznz1w0k9pcqv15ilptaev6988iby3nfwpia3koopvh5cghzc0ay97ztgsmv4utdn9i12bseu7qyvqbdlb46akc9mtyshnugpfi2b40bgpkb0bp5fjutpjo8221df6sp4wd8dnhjxik3qleaiz8qqoph3mos4ibl9fzjvh1b4nlwz9pa2oiym365m5crckhtgre3c11kabimk00qx8hd8x2tebqz53bh3ryj1272sd151k6iud and Facebookwvv750o5uxq9mi96dh28kvh7ftkrnh8ax7613kwbuuozs6pqcmqgeh2rz5v5o0mcylgc7spqd5d869x6f6s6rmb8gwjibc80q3k89jadsbp1y6zfdfg08lt33tjheopun22uyzf8hl6wq1eu3mddcx6n1166tg17h8m958iz9ms60664i97njtmrgzy9lg3scz8e1hkg25q1jdmn6620gqe6psyd8a3abi7hdlt1bsyx1obfg9xek3gm3gy0pv6q for organizational communications. The tool is a great introduction to some of the differences between the two services and where they may be […]

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(English → Español) View originalTranslators: 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 […]

Walking Through Organizing Your Online Channels8adb8krnnpk6ksle9nmy0jc4qr9ckl4jWalking Through Organizing Your Online Channels">Walking Through Organizing Your Online Channelsckrqpeys4bupiwc5wtmy9h4mu3rwfa8hWalking Through Organizing Your Online Channels

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Aspiration recently did a training at the UC Berkeley Labor Center around online communications and I presented our Publishing Matrix as a way for these organizations to get a handle around the organizational processes/policies surrounding the myriad online channels that are out there.6247lk181k2iygz9l988uglrknch2mjy Those of you familiar with Aspiration’s Organizational […]

The URL Shortener That Does More Than Tidy Up25lquq7373psxsqtu5ey2mo07riwxkcqThe URL Shortener That Does More Than Tidy Up">The URL Shortener That Does More Than Tidy Up37koifbu9yhb5qz7xksh3muwmovvju3cThe URL Shortener That Does More Than Tidy Up

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Some men love plaid. Some skinny ties. And some love URL shorteners. I’m not going to say who exactly, but someone who writes for a certain blog has a secret love for, the URL shortener. This is what he might highlight if he was (hypothetically) writing this post:me3u9pb28nzdnszlqi2zgheyof63cwyp Wait. […]

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