Crossing the line or a Creative Cross? MySpace Research with “Dr. Meg”

SocialButterfly

Maybe not, but if you’re a teen on MySpace you may have. For the first, researchers located 190 MySpace public profiles in a single urban ZIP code, randomly selected from 10 U.S. In another study, Moreno and other researchers looked at 500 randomly selected MySpace profiles of 18-year-olds nationwide and found that more than half contained references to risky behavior such as sex, drinking and violence. Have you heard of Dr. Meg?

Failing MySpace drops behind Twitter in the UK

Giving in a Digital World

Some pretty shocking data for UK fans of the social networking site MySpace was highlighted last week, with the news that traffic to the site has now dropped behind that of microblogging site Twitter. However what is more significant is such clear evidence for the apparent collapse of MySpace over here. world over the last few years, it’s easy to forget just how dominant MySpace looked in the UK market back in the early days of the online social networking goldrush.

Failing MySpace drops behind Twitter in the UK

Giving in a Digital World

Some pretty shocking data for UK fans of the social networking site MySpace was highlighted last week, with the news that traffic to the site has now dropped behind that of microblogging site Twitter. However what is more significant is such clear evidence for the apparent collapse of MySpace over here. world over the last few years, it’s easy to forget just how dominant MySpace looked in the UK market back in the early days of the online social networking goldrush.

Nonprofits on MySpace

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

What you might not know is that MySpace members include much more than teenagers. I've even found a handful of nonprofits who have created MySpace profiles and appear to be using them effectively to attract new supporters. While the MySpace tools don't allow for direct fundraising, it does allow members to create interest groups and post bulletins to their networks. Here are a few examples of organizations using MySpace: World Preserve, Inc.

Facebook and Myspace Causes App passes $10m in donations

Giving in a Digital World

Key to the success of fundraising through social networks like Facebook and Myspace is clearly the peer-to-peer advocacy effect, as individuals share their enthusiasm for a particular cause with others in their network and encourage them to add their support too. Tags: Facebook MySpace Online fundraising Social networking crowdfunding causes Community Fundraising 2.0

Facebook and Myspace Causes App passes $10m in donations

Giving in a Digital World

Key to the success of fundraising through social networks like Facebook and Myspace is clearly the peer-to-peer advocacy effect, as individuals share their enthusiasm for a particular cause with others in their network and encourage them to add their support too. Tags: Facebook MySpace Online fundraising Social networking crowdfunding causes Community Fundraising 2.0

nonprofit marketing with YouTube, MySpace, and more

Studio 501c

The npMarketing Blog recently published a great overview of how the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) uses Web services such as YouTube (online video), MySpace (online community popular with young people), and Frappr (online mapping) to promote its cause. MySpace.

Resource Roundup: Economic Downturn Advice, MySpace, The Great Gorilla Run, and More

Fundraising Breakthroughs

MySpace, my nonprofit: Create a customized MySpace IMPACT / PayPal fundraising widget. Economic downturn advice by the numbers: 5 tactics to rev up fundraising in a down economy. 7 fundraising tips for surviving 2008. 5 tips for nonprofits in an economic downturn.

#HOWTO: Use Crowdbooster To Marshall Your Social Media Conversations

Non Profit Marketing 360

MySpace evolve, the staff at a nonprofit can feel overwhelmed with the changes. Let this platform tame your Tweetstream and Timeline.

Are We Seeing Pushback on Google+?

Non Profit Marketing 360

’ Not only is Google+ not expressly trying to do so (at least not any time soon), it also is using some of the very techniques that got MySpace, then Facebook, to the top of the SM ladder. The launch of Google+ (G+) remains an ongoing, by invitation only, event.

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#HOWTO: Setup A Pheed Account & Why It Could Prove Valuable For Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

So far, the majority of people on Pheed seem to be musicians (is Pheed the new MySpace ?) The latest social network vying for our attention Alright, I admit that when I first heard about one of the newest social networks out there, Pheed, I was underwhelmed.

#HOWTO: Setup A Pheed Account & Why It Could Prove Valuable For Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

So far, the majority of people on Pheed seem to be musicians (is Pheed the new MySpace ?) The latest social network vying for our attention. Alright, I admit that when I first heard about one of the newest social networks out there, Pheed, I was underwhelmed.

Google+ Defies Expectations And Thus Facebook

Non Profit Marketing 360

The same Reuters report cautions us all about the meteoric rise of social networks: “ MySpace grew to 25 million unique visitors in less than two years — faster than Facebook or Twitter. Fair enough, MySpace broke records in rise and in fall. The fastest growing social network in history (at least until the next one) is now officially Google+, which has grown to over 25 million visitors since its launch a mere 5 weeks ago, according to Reuters.

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A word from The Networked Nonprofit: People are partners, not ATMs!

Wild Woman Fundraising

A word of caution, I made a myspace page for my nonprofit in 2007, and my boss was all, “Oh no u didn’t!&# Want social proof that your nonprofit should have an online presence? I submit this case study for your consideration.

$2.5 million and you didn't lift a finger

GenerationYGive

Causes is an application on MySpace and Facebook that allows users to donate to their favorite charities and non-profits through their profiles and recruit friends and families. MySpace over 300 million. Tags: facebook myspace causes

Are sneezers going to wipe us out?

GenerationYGive

There are other ways to get info out to your network on Facebook (and other networking sites), for example by posting a note, or a bulletin announcement (bulletins are a pretty popular feature on MySpace). Tags: Facebook myspace fundraising tools

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The Cause Marketing Blog Jumps on the Star Trek Bandwagon

Cause Related Marketing

And so after threatening to cancel the series after the first season, NBC executives felt obliged at the end of the show that March 9, Tags: MySpace YouTube Common Knowledge Facebook LinkedIn ThePort Vulcan Sun Twitter Star Trek Nonprofit Technology Network Fanboys

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Ten tips for getting more donations through social media

Wild Woman Fundraising

Whether your nonprofit is on facebook, twitter, or myspace, you may be asking yourself, How can I get more facebook group members? How can I get more myspace members? Go onto Myspace. Whether it’s domestic violence, the environment, teen empowerment, animal rights, or homelessness and hunger, you’re going to find LOTS of nonprofits already on Myspace doing what you’re doing. Post this to MySpace.

Are Online Communities Just As Segregated As Offline Communities?

Marketing for Nonprofits

Rosa Parks Check out this interesting piece on NPR's All Things Considered called, Facebook, MySpace Divide Along Social Lines. No one uses MySpace," says 17-year-old Halie Pacheco, a student at The Urban School [an elite school in San Francisco]. My brown people are on MySpace."

Feeling Nostalgic

A. Fine Blog

I miss 2006, Facebook had just opened its door to non-college students, Flckr was going strong, MySpace was the busiest online social network with over 140 million users, MeetUp was growing, we were creating our own online library through bookmarking tools like Delicious.

Redlining Online

A. Fine Blog

Ivan Boothe wrote a terrific post last week about Causes taking down its application from MySpace. Tags: Social Media Amy Sample Ward Causes application danah boyd facebook Ivan Boothe Justin Maasa myspace Sean Stannard-Stockton Causes is an application for use on social networking sites. it enables users to highlight causes that they care about asking friends to join their cause and also to make donations. Since its launch in 2006, there are around 250,000 [.].

Finesse Shampoo and Conditioner and Locks of Love

Cause Related Marketing

Tags: MySpace Make-A-Wish YouTube Finesse Susan G.

Are your supporters Twittering? New report profiles Twitter users

Giving in a Digital World

Compared to 27 for MySpace users; 26 for Facebook users; and a positively ancient 40 for LinkedIn users. Tags: Blogging Online advocacy Online fundraising Twitter Facebook LinkedIn MySpace Twitter fundraising Twitter user profile A report has just been released by the Pew Research Centre in the US, detailing research into the profile of US users of the increasingly popular microblogging service Twitter.

Are your supporters Twittering? New report profiles Twitter users

Giving in a Digital World

Compared to 27 for MySpace users; 26 for Facebook users; and a positively ancient 40 for LinkedIn users. Tags: MySpace Twitter user profile Twitter Twitter fundraising Online fundraising LinkedIn Blogging Online advocacy Facebook A report has just been released by the Pew Research Centre in the US, detailing research into the profile of US users of the increasingly popular microblogging service Twitter.

Social Media and Local Search Training for Leadership Alexandria

Search Marketing for Nonprofits

Tags: Craigslist Flickr Google MySpace SEM SEO Social media marketing facebook keyword research live.com local search online marketing training twitter alexandria leadership alexandria local search training search marketing training social media training social media workshop va

Mapping the Social Networking world – handy country-by-country data

Giving in a Digital World

Tags: Facebook MySpace Online fundraising Social networking Bryan Miller

Mapping the Social Networking world – handy country-by-country data

Giving in a Digital World

Tags: Facebook MySpace Online fundraising Social networking Bryan Miller

series offers an excellent overview of web trends and tools for nonprofits

Studio 501c

A recent series from the popular Read/WriteWeb blog provides a great overview of best practices and resources for nonprofits in using the web, including Facebook and MySpace. Non-Profits on Facebook and MySpace. BLOGGING COMMUNICATIONS EMAIL FUNDRAISING MARKETING NEWSLETTERS PHILANTHROPY RSS WEB facebook myspace net2 netsquared nonprofit web

series offers an excellent overview of web trends and tools for nonprofits

Studio 501c

A recent series from the popular Read/WriteWeb blog provides a great overview of best practices and resources for nonprofits in using the web, including Facebook and MySpace. Non-Profits on Facebook and MySpace. Tags: BLOGGING COMMUNICATIONS EMAIL FUNDRAISING MARKETING NEWSLETTERS PHILANTHROPY RSS WEB facebook myspace net2 netsquared nonprofit web

80% of UK online population visited social networking sites in May 09 – including a whole lot of over 55s

Giving in a Digital World

That’ll be an interesting growth rate to review in 12 months time… Tags: Facebook MySpace Online fundraising Social networking Twitter Bryan Miller Fundraising

80% of UK online population visited social networking sites in May 09 – including a whole lot of over 55s

Giving in a Digital World

That’ll be an interesting growth rate to review in 12 months time… Tags: Facebook MySpace Online fundraising Social networking Twitter Bryan Miller Fundraising

As Facebook hits 150m users, Social Networking sites get 1 in 10 UK Christmas Internet visits

Giving in a Digital World

Over the whole of 2008, traffic to those sites classified by Hitwise as Social Networks (top 5 sites being Facebook, YouTube, Bebo, MySpace, and Yahoo Answers) has apparently grown by 20% to make it the fourth most popular category after Entertainment, Search Engines, and Shopping & Classifieds. Tags: MySpace Hitwise Social networking Fundraising YouTube Web 2.0

Free Buzz monitoring Tools

Search Marketing for Nonprofits

Tags: Flickr MySpace Social media marketing YouTube facebook twitter buzz buzz monitoring online monitoring social media analytics social media monitoring

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nonprofits, teens, and blogs: seeking and sharing some examples

Studio 501c

The projects could be based on blogging platforms such as Typepad , Blogger , Wordpress , and ExpressionEngine or social networks like MySpace and Facebook. BLOGGING WEB Blogger blogging blogs danah_boyd digital_literacy ExpressionEngine Facebook Global_Kids kids MacArthur MySpace net2 netsquared new_moon nptech social_networking social_software TakingItGlobal teens Typepad Vox Wordpress youth youth_development youth_leadership youthnoise ypulse

nonprofits, teens, and blogs: seeking and sharing some examples

Studio 501c

The projects could be based on blogging platforms such as Typepad , Blogger , Wordpress , and ExpressionEngine or social networks like MySpace and Facebook. Tags: BLOGGING WEB Blogger blogging blogs danah_boyd digital_literacy ExpressionEngine Facebook Global_Kids kids MacArthur MySpace net2 netsquared new_moon nptech social_networking social_software TakingItGlobal teens Typepad Vox Wordpress youth youth_development youth_leadership youthnoise ypulse

Social Networks as Communities not Competitions

A. Fine Blog

I was struck by this article on the Financial Times website called, “MySpace Abandons Race with Facebook.&# The gist isn’t surprising, MySpace is falling behind Facebook in the total slice of the social networking pie and is therefore changing its focus from competing with Facebook to being a hub for music and entertainment. MySpace has been [.].

Tweet or Twit - Your Small Nonprofit's Twitter Profile

Social Media Bird Brain

Just as Facebook isn’t, just as MySpace isn’t, just as Google Wave… yadda yadda. By now, you all should know that Twitter is not for everyone. They’re all social media tools and they’re all right and all wrong depending on who’s using them and what the desired outcome is. If you’ve decided to use Twitter, though, you need to pay attention to your public face in Twitterville – your profile.

Relief—Your Social Media Decision Guide (No Charge)

Getting Attention

Tools such as Myspace and Second Life—which became too specific or are no longer sufficiently widely used—have been replaced by “tools on the rise,”alternatives that are gaining traction or are worth further investigation to reach specific audiences (such as Tumblr, Instagram, and Pinterest).

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There is no where left for young people to hide on the internet

GenerationYGive

They long ago took over MySpace. Last June, a certain presidential candidate admitted to the New York Times that "I don't e-mail. I've never felt the particular need to e-mail."

Follow the Music

GenerationYGive

In one example, 50cent, a popular rapper with over 1 million “friends” on MySpace, launched his own social network for his fans- Thisis50.com - where “fans can create profiles and friend lists just like on MySpace, but 50 Cent has direct access to the site's users and their e-mail addresses.” In 2006, MySpace reported over half it’s users were over the age of 35 (there is a caveat in this that many users may put 99 as their age). Try the catch-alls of MySpace and Facebook ?

10 Twitter Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

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Those nonprofits who are most successful at utilizing social networking Web sites like Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace know from trial, error, and experience that a “marketing and development approach” on social networking sites does not work. And whether it’s Twitter, MySpace, Facebook or YouTube, if someone does something nice for you in the public commons of Web 2.0, but just like Facebook and MySpace, Twitter requires time and energy to produce results.

Free tool of the week: Glogster for interactive posters

ImpactMax

You can send them by email; bookmark them; and embed them on Facebook, MySpace, Blogger, WordPress, and other social media sites. This week I’m back on the trail of online storytelling tools for nonprofits and foundations. In past weeks, I’ve reviewed Yodio, Animoto, and Prezi.

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Social Media for Nonprofits @ the Carnival

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You’ll find posts related to how nonprofits are using all the major social networks (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter) and more. The latest edition of the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants is now available at The Feed by The Hatcher Group.