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. Tags: Facebook MySpace Social networking Twitter Bryan Miller Hitwise Online fundraising

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. Tags: Facebook MySpace Social networking Twitter Bryan Miller Hitwise Online fundraising

Nonprofits on MySpace

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

What you might not know is that MySpace members include much more than teenagers. They are geographically diverse, have a variety of interests, and use the site to learn about new people, places, and things. I've even found a handful of nonprofits who have created MySpace profiles and appear to be using them effectively to attract new supporters. Here are a few examples of organizations using MySpace: World Preserve, Inc. Should every organization be on MySpace?

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. Mark Sirkin, the blogger, calls these sites "fourth places" -- "virtual places online that are their own, self-sustained communities that we want to reach out to and partner with." MySpace.

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. Mark Sirkin, the blogger, calls these sites "fourth places" -- "virtual places online that are their own, self-sustained communities that we want to reach out to and partner with." MySpace.

#HOWTO: Use Crowdbooster To Marshall Your Social Media Conversations

Non Profit Marketing 360

Numerous social-networking monitoring sites are out there by now: Hootsuite , Sprout Social , Klout , Tinker … As programmers develop new tools, and social platforms like Facebook or (even!) MySpace evolve, the staff at a nonprofit can feel overwhelmed with the changes.

#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.

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

Giving in a Digital World

Online research and measurement company comScore just released the findings of a study into UK social networking site usage which provides a good picture of just how mainstream social networking has now become – with an incredible 80% of the total UK online population (aged 15+) apparently having visited at least one social networking site in May 2009. However, as the table below shows, 67% of the 55+ segment are also shown as using these sites, for an average of 3.7

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

Giving in a Digital World

Online research and measurement company comScore just released the findings of a study into UK social networking site usage which provides a good picture of just how mainstream social networking has now become – with an incredible 80% of the total UK online population (aged 15+) apparently having visited at least one social networking site in May 2009. However, as the table below shows, 67% of the 55+ segment are also shown as using these sites, for an average of 3.7

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

Are We Seeing Pushback on Google+?

Non Profit Marketing 360

The evolutionary rollout has given the latest social-networking site a caché of security and exclusivity that (lest we forget) Facebook enjoyed about five years ago. The launch of Google+ (G+) remains an ongoing, by invitation only, event.

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$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

Help my band win by voting for us" was the basic message, and when I got to the voting site , over 350 people had already voted. So now let's say that in addition to going to the actual voting site, I had "accepted" my friends invitation as Facebook encourages me to do.

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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. The interviewer speaks to several young people in San Francisco about how they view social networking sites. "No My brown people are on MySpace."

#FUNDRAISING: Facebook Gives Pages & Apps To Nonprofits (Zuckerberg Gives Cash)

Non Profit Marketing 360

The first, Nonprofit Organizations , was actually started on, er, MySpace, but came over to Facebook in 2009. Advice Civics Communications Community Facebook Fundraising Grants and Funding Marketing Nonprofit relationships Site Administration Social Media Thought for the Day Video

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Can Niche Online Networks Outperform Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page?

Non Profit Marketing 360

I switched to Facebook five years ago, after MySpace became too much noise and too little signal. Have you defined your organization’s niche? Our participation in online social networks seems well beyond the status of a ‘fad.’

Redlining Online

A. Fine Blog

Ivan Boothe wrote a terrific post last week about Causes taking down its application from MySpace. Causes is an application for use on social networking sites. Tags: Social Media Amy Sample Ward Causes application danah boyd facebook Ivan Boothe Justin Maasa myspace Sean Stannard-Stockton 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 [.].

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

Giving in a Digital World

So, I’m always on the look-out for data which helps shed some light on the relative strengths of different sites across different countries – and two such sources cropped-up over the last couple of days that I thought you might find useful, wherever you happen to be based.

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

Giving in a Digital World

So, I’m always on the look-out for data which helps shed some light on the relative strengths of different sites across different countries – and two such sources cropped-up over the last couple of days that I thought you might find useful, wherever you happen to be based.

Free Buzz monitoring Tools

Search Marketing for Nonprofits

Keotag - lets you search various social media sites (delicious, facebook, etc) by tags. Serph - a search engine that searches across various sites. The major social media sites that Serph uses are: Technorati , Digg , YouTube , Flickr , Google Blog Search , Bloglines , and Newsvine. 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. Global Kids ( web site and blog ). As the Vox site says, "You can choose the privacy level for every post, every picture, every sound clip, every video. For a friend who works for a wonderful, youth-engaging nonprofit, I am seeking examples of organizations that have sponsored a youth or teen blogging project.

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. Global Kids ( web site and blog ). As the Vox site says, "You can choose the privacy level for every post, every picture, every sound clip, every video. For a friend who works for a wonderful, youth-engaging nonprofit, I am seeking examples of organizations that have sponsored a youth or teen blogging project.

10 Twitter Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

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I created and manage a portal to nonprofits on Twitter @nonprofitorgs and based on my experience using site, I have crafted ten of my favorite Twitter Tips for beginners: 1. 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. your Web site and e-mail newsletter.

Follow the Music

GenerationYGive

More and more acts, from Kylie Minogue to Ludacris to the Pussycat Dolls, are launching their own social networks, which are becoming a sort of next-generation version of artist Web sites.” (If 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.”

Free tool of the week: Glogster for interactive posters

ImpactMax

For a better idea of the range of this tool, check out new glogs featured on the Glogster site. You can send them by email; bookmark them; and embed them on Facebook, MySpace, Blogger, WordPress, and other social media sites.

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#COMMUNICATIONS: Pinterest Goes Public Though Gender Gap Remains

Non Profit Marketing 360

not an IPO , but the hitherto ‘by invitation only’ site is now available to anyone who wants to establish an account. Pretty darn well: the site reached 10 million unique viewers in a month faster than any standalone website or service ever has. All aboard!(?).

Setting Up a Social Media Listening Dashboard

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I use the same RSS concept to pull in Flickr alerts, Myspace and Facebook. It saves me an incredible amount of time when the info comes to me instead of me trying to locate it on each individual site.

Adults Increase Social Net Use

The Agitator

Pew Research is reporting strong usage of social networking sites by US online adults. Says Pew in its latest study : “Fully 65% of adult internet users now say they use a social networking site like MySpace, Facebook or LinkedIn, up from 61% one year ago.

How to Coordinate an Army of Nonprofit Social Media Ambassadors on #GivingTuesday (and beyond)

J Campbell Social Marketing

See who is following you and how active they are on the site. Encourage commenting and other interaction by disabling strict privacy settings on your social media sites. MySpace is coming back too!).

9 experts weigh in on quite possibly the worst nonprofit mobile friendly advice ever

Fundraising Coach

No expert, but I knew enough to make that a big consideration when I was choosing a theme and putting my own site together. Responsive sites are the easiest way to amp up your sites for mobile.

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Write, write, write - Surf the Wave of Web 2.0

Get Fully Funded

Does your organization have: · Facebook page, causes, groups. · Twitter – multiple accounts for different parts of your organization including your Executive Director. · MySpace - page. · Blogs – same as Twitter, different people within your organization should have their own blogs. . The good news is you can use [link] to post on update to all your social networking sites. .

And the Nonprofit Social Network Survey Says.

Marketing for Nonprofits

Interested in learning more about how other nonprofits are using social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and Ning? 26% of nonprofits have a presence on MySpace with an average of 1,905 members. This photo is by hfabulous.

Easy Fundraising: Teach a Social Media and Social Networking Class for Parents

Fundraiser Ideas

Lots of parents simply don’t understand Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or other mainstream web technologies. You could even introduce them to fun sites they might enjoy like Pandora or teach them the basics of navigating Youtube, which is a maze. This is great high school fundraiser and a creative fundraising idea. You can easily teach a social media class for adults who would like to become more familiar with these technologies.

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Social Sharing

Diva Marketing Blog

There are lots of different social shares from product reviews on sites like Yelp to retweets, repins and of course Facebook and post/article shares. . Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Yelp, MySpace have forever changed what and how we buy.

5 Fictions About Social Media for Public Health and Healthcare

Social Marketing and Social Change

“We can reach and change the behavior of our target audience through social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.” They also greatly simplify the challenge, for example, by thinking of social media as consisting of only social network sites (SNS).

Demographics of Social Network Users (and Other Audience Research)

Social Marketing and Social Change

About three in ten (35%) adult internet users age 18 and older have a profile on a social networking site like MySpace, Facebook or LinkedIn. Back in February of 2005, just 8% of adult internet users had used a social network site. Lenhart, Adults and social network sites.

Barack Obama-Presidential Candidate, Fundraiser Blackbelt

GenerationYGive

It's in the right places like YouTube, MySpace and Facebook to name a few. Barack is about to choose a running mate, and he wants you to know first," says the newly launched site, available at the link below.

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Guest Posting Part Deux: Max Gladwell and Mashable’s Summer of Good

SocialButterfly

Almost everyone has an outlet for blogging these days — whether that means a site running WordPress, an account at LiveJournal, or a blog on MySpace or Facebook. You can follow the Summer of Social Good Charities: Oxfam America ( Twitter , Facebook , MySpace , Flickr , YouTube ).

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Why is Feedback's "Open Source" Missing from nonprofits?

GenerationYGive

The manufacturer telling you it's the best TV ever made, or reading 20 reviews from consumers who have actually purchased said television and have provided feedback on either the manufacturer's or distributor's site? What would make you more likely to purchase a new television?

Facebook Fan Pages Now Showing in Google Search Results

Search Marketing for Nonprofits

In December 2009 Google announced that it would add data from Facebook, MySpace, FriendFeed, Jaiku, Indenti.ca From an organizational perspective, this is good news if your deploying good SEO practices to your updates on those sites. When social media sites and search engines change their privacy policies so frequently, it’s certainly hard as an individual to keep up.

Guest Posting Part Deux: Max Gladwell and Mashable’s Summer of Good

SocialButterfly

Almost everyone has an outlet for blogging these days — whether that means a site running WordPress, an account at LiveJournal, or a blog on MySpace or Facebook. You can follow the Summer of Social Good Charities: Oxfam America ( Twitter , Facebook , MySpace , Flickr , YouTube ).

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Is your nonprofit blidgetized yet?

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Basically, if you've got a blog, and you'd like to allow other web sites, blogs, profiles (MySpace, FaceBook, etc.) Imagine each of your supporters embedding your headlines on their blogs, on their MySpace profiles and on their Facebook pages. What's a "blidget"? It's a widget to syndicate a blog. to embed your blog, a blog widget is an easy way to do it. What's in it for a nonprofit organization? Viral marketing made easy, that's what.

Are you a Jetson or A Flintstone?

GenerationYGive

My job was to keep track of user feedback from a feedback form on one of its sites and figure out ways to streamline tracking. For every Friendster , MySpace , and Facebook , there is eventually a Care2 and Razoo.