Michael Jackson & Iran: Music to Your Ears

SocialButterfly

I’m no expert on the Iran situation. Have you seen this video of the events in Iran set to the music of Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Care About Us&# yet? Tags: Changeblogging: NP, activism, social change + Video activism change democracy freedom Human RIghts Iran michael jackson social change They Don't Care About Us twitter voice But, I do know when a video has that extra powerful “umph.&#

Iran 100

Michael Jackson & Iran: Music to Your Ears

SocialButterfly

I’m no expert on the Iran situation. Have you seen this video of the events in Iran set to the music of Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Care About Us&# yet? Tags: Changeblogging: NP, activism, social change + Video activism change democracy freedom Human RIghts Iran michael jackson social change They Don't Care About Us twitter voice But, I do know when a video has that extra powerful “umph.&#

Iran 100
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Twitter Emerges as Best Rapid-Fire News Source in Post-Election Iran Media Vacuum

Getting Attention

I've continued to ponder the value of tweeting -- even as I do it -- but see clearly its unique value in getting news out of Iran (and organized protest going on the scene) when the more traditional lines (Internet, phone have been shut down). Here's a partial list of folks tweeting out of Iran right now (thanks to Alison Fine ). As dissent grew on the streets, media and Twitter reports said mobile phone communication in Iran was jammed and internet access was blocked or slow.

Iran 105

HIllary Clinton and Twitter

A. Fine Blog

Tags: Social Media Hillary Clinton Iran Twitter

36 Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Moving Up Monday

Getting Attention

Social Media Manager United for Iran (Berkeley, CA). Post YOUR open nonprofit marketing and communications positions here. Account Director Fenton Communications. Washington, D.C.). Associate Director of Communications American Rivers (Washington, D.C.). Associate Director of Marketing Lincoln Center Theater (New York, NY). Communications Coordinator Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (Minneapolis, MN). Communications Director Riverkeeper (Ossining, NY).

Jobs 192

Can Social Media Create and Spread Revolution?

Care2

Similar discussions surfaced last year during Iran’s Green Revolution, when many people on social media overlaid a green shade to their avatars and profile pictures to show their solidarity with the people of Iran. The Iran related hashtags also trended on Twitter. A few months later I had the opportunity to hear from researchers who spent time in Iran and were documenting the protests.

Iran 61

Social Media: Not Just a Revolution, but a Voice for the Silenced

Care2

Women in Iran and protestors on Wall Street think so. During the Iran protests in February of 2011, a woman who was raped, sexually assaulted and beaten once she was identified as a "rioter" simply for voting, had no voice and little way to speak out about her experience. Without any legislation to grant women in Iran speech of any sort, social media is an anonymous outlet for these women to let the world know what happens to them.

Iran 60

#SocialMedia: Turns Out, Twitter Can Start Revolutions Mr. Gladwell

Non Profit Marketing 360

He contrasted the revolutions of Moldova and Iran in 2009 (and largely unsuccessful) with the civil-rights movement that began at a Woolworths lunch counter in Greensboro, NC in 1960. What a difference a year can make – not always for the better, mind you. But in today’s post we see grounds for optimism when it comes to the development of social networks and of social movements through those networks as they force political and economic change.

The Revolution is Tweeted, Does it Matter?

A. Fine Blog

There has been much ado over the last two days over the role of Twitter in reporting and spurring on the election protests in Iran. The outrage of Twitterers that cable news wasn’t covering the election swayed the MSM, particularly CNN, according to the Times. The Revolution will be Twittered Andrew Sullivan breathlessly declared of [.].

Iran 32

#SocialMedia: Turns Out, Twitter Can Start Revolutions Mr. Gladwell

Non Profit Marketing 360

He contrasted the revolutions of Moldova and Iran in 2009 (and largely unsuccessful) with the civil-rights movement that began at a Woolworths lunch counter in Greensboro, NC in 1960. What a difference a year can make – not always for the better, mind you. But in today’s post we see grounds for optimism when it comes to the development of social networks and of social movements forcing political and economic change.

6 Words for Nonprofits to Avoid

Fundraising 123

I struggled with high school chemistry, and I had this really tough and serious teacher from Iran. Recently, Lake Superior State University published its 35th annual List of Banished Words for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. It included terms from 2009 such as friend (as a verb—thanks, Facebook); Tweet (good luck not using that one, nonprofiteers); and chillaxin’ (which I’m pretty sure isn’t a word to begin with, but yes, it’s tremendously annoying and disturbingly ubiquitous).

Words 162

Fund Offering Support Efforts Building Nuclear Weapons-Free World

Seeking Grant Money Today

Projects in this category must be focused on Iran and North Korea, the two most significant threats to global nonproliferation. The fund is investing significant resources over the next year on a special Iran campaign that will promote non-military solutions. From The Foundation Center. [As As always, if you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link To Complete RFP" at the end of this post for more information].

Malcolm Gladwell misses the point

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

In the article he downplays the perceived role of Twitter in events such as the Iran Election and points out the minuscule average individual contributions (9 cents) on the Facebook page of the Save Darfur Coalition, which has 1.2 I’ve finally had a chance to read the recent Malcolm Gladwell article in The New Yorker , entitled “Small Change – Why the revolution will not be tweeted&#.

Using Colored Ribbons to Symbolize Your Cause

Cause Related Marketing

Later, American embassy officials held hostage in Iran found yellow ribbons waiting for them on their return home in 1981. How powerful is the colored ribbon as a visual awareness symbol? Can causes and nonprofits continue to adopt existing colored ribbons and yet still have meaning invested in all the rest? What’s the potential for confusion when two or more different charities/causes claim the same color of ribbon?

Social Media: Not Just a Revolution, but a Voice for the Silenced

Care2

Women in Iran and protestors on Wall Street think so. During the Iran protests in February of 2011, a woman who was raped, sexually assaulted and beaten once she was identified as a "rioter" simply for voting, had no voice and little way to speak out about her experience. Without any legislation to grant women in Iran speech of any sort, social media is an anonymous outlet for these women to let the world know what happens to them.

Iran 30

Building the World You Want: 6 Nonprofit Campaigns to Consider on International Day of Charity

EveryAction

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to temporarily grant the Trump administration's request to reinstate portions of its travel ban (blocking people from six countries - Iran, Yemen, Sudan, Syria, Libya and Somalia - from entering the United States), CARE reignited their #BetterThanTheBan campaign. Consider this fact: unless the world tackles inequity today, 167 million children will live in extreme poverty by 2030.

Yemen 101

My Favorite Tweets

Donor Power Blog

The Iranian government began to crack down on these protesters, by blocking Twitter accounts and servers hosting Twitter accounts in Iran, as well as attempting to locate the protesters themselves via Twitter. To counteract the authorities, a call went out to the Twitter universe for everyone to switch their location to “Tehran, Iran” in their Twitter account settings. Does your organization Tweet?

Iran 47

SXSW Nonprofit Picks

Care2

2009 Iran Election: Women's Revolution? SXSW is just around the corner. For five days nonprofit campaigners, techies, and social media enthusiasts will gather for one of the largest and most anticipated conferences of the year. But with over 3K+ attendees and hundreds of panels, core conversations, workshops and parties, it can be overwhelming to get the most out of SXSW. No worries though.

Iran 40

Tweeting for Climate Change? Lessons Learned from 1Sky’s Twitter Campaign

Care2

Recent events in Iran and India showed Twitter's ability to build a groundswell and deploy rapid response messaging, albeit in a much less urgent sense in holding rallies and actions related to climate change. Last April, 1Sky decided to invest a significant amount of time, energy, and resources into Twitter. Because we have short attention spans and 140 characters is almost more than we can handle. Kidding.

Iran 32

Tweeting for climate? Lessons learned from 1Sky’s Twitter campaign

Care2

Recent events in Iran and India showed Twitter's ability to build a groundswell and deploy rapid response messaging, albeit in a much less urgent sense in holding rallies and actions related to climate change. Last April, 1Sky decided to invest a significant amount of time, energy, and resources into Twitter. Because we have short attention spans and 140 characters is almost more than we can handle. Kidding.

Iran 30

Twitter: Not Just For Revolutions

The Agitator

"Having watched with interest the recent debate and discussion on the value and usefulness of Twitter by Agitator readers , I find events of the past two days in Iran as proof enough to silence doubters. For the past two days in Iran, opposition organizers have used Twitter to deliver rapid information about strategy, tactics and police whereabouts to thousands of protestors and supporters.

Burma 40

Don't Kvetch About Your Coverage. Use the News to Get More Ink!

Marketing for Nonprofits

In fact, if you're a "good progressive" (you know who you are) you probably abhor the way MSM (mainstream media) chases the money-stories, hops from one story to the next, ignores real world events like human rights violations in IRAN and capitalizes on our prurient interests. You may not like the news.

Celebrating International Women’s Day

A. Fine Blog

Peek beneath the hood of any recent social movement, the Philippines in 2001 when individuals used text messaging to overthrow a despot, Kuwait in 2005 when women used their Blackberries to win suffrage, the unfolding social movements in Tunisia, Iran, Syria, and Occupy Wall Street, and you will find free agents stirring the pots of democracy. Today is International Women’s Day. Hurrah!

Fundraising Success You Can't Buy

The Nonprofit Consultant

And commenters say they are reading - and giving - from Iran, Israel, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Australia, Hungary, Sri Lanka and beyond. These days more and more nonprofit agencies are looking to online social networking tools and sites, such as Facebook, to see how they can use them to increase donations (and if you're not on Facebook, why aren't you?). Well, here's a great Facebook fundraising success story : The story began Aug.

Andrew Sullivan on New Media: “A mosh pit of universal dyspepsia and amusement - and value”

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Last, he spoke of the protests in Iran and how the broadcast and community that happened simultaneously online: “It is an exhilarating thing for the changing to hearts, minds and souls I’m blog Andrew Sullivan’s keynote at NTEN’s 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#10ntc on Twitter). As you know, he was once editor of the New Republic and is now a prominent blog with the the Daily Dish at the Atlantic. His spoke about his beliefs about blog and online communication.

Iran 44